WE SAFE .
OUR STORY COLLECTION PROJECT
The She Safe, We Safe Story Collection Project is an effort to collect stories of Black folks’ experiences of gender violence, stories of how folks have addressed violence and harm without policing, and visions for what our communities need in order to build a world without state and gender violence.
We see this project as a tool for connecting and building our community. We not only want to hear and tell stories, we want to bring folks into the work of building a safer, freer world.
This project is abolitionist. This project is unapologetically Black. This project is generative and empowering. Most importantly, the information from this project will be actionable.
We would love for you to share you experiences. For your submission, you will not only offer invaluable information that could change the landscape of safety in this country, but you will have to chance to win one of 100 $10 gift cards.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
She Safe, We Safe is a transformative movement campaign led by BYP100 to put an end to the different forms of gender violence that Black women, girls, femmes and gender non-conforming people face everyday. We are embracing a dual strategy approach, which means that we will work to both shift culture & establish new ways of keeping each other safe within our communities AND work to fight against the violence of the state, particularly the patriarchal violence of the police.
The goals of the campaign are to:
Increase interventions to gender-based violence available to Black women, girls, gender non-conforming people, and communities that do not rely on contact with the police.
Reallocate funding from the police to community-determined programs that address gender-based violence in Black communities.
BYP100 is a national member-based organization of 18-35 year old activists and organizers creating freedom and justice for all Black people.We do this through building a network focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy, and political education using a Black queer feminist lens.