Political Education

Political education is at the foundation of our organizational practices. Below you will find mental health, survivors, and sex worker centered resources and content that we're engaging with each month. Learn and grow your praxis along with us!

Indian Street Art

May

"Prostitutes of God" (Documentary)

This Vice Documentary explores the Devadasi in India. As practitioners, we prioritize holding space for different lived experiences while recognizing how isms/phobias impact accessibility  working conditions and the way people navigate the world (and the world navigates marginalized identities).

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Leah Santos

Instructor

Caravan in the Australian Outback

August

Sistagals: Australia's Indigenous Gay & Trans Communities

What the board discusses and staff discusses concerning the political education topic for the month will be summarized here.

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Natalie Pierre-Louis

Board Member

Red Rose

January

"Litany For Survival" by Audre Lorde

"I chose this piece because of the reaction this poem has always caused in me. I believe it can help in renewing our understanding of WHAT it is we fear, WHY we are afraid & the ways in which we respond. This poem feels like a vow renewal to not merely survive & a call to action to truly live!"

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Mel Diane

Communications Director

Queer Prom

June

"Detransitioning" (Article)

"I think that it is helpful to have a basic understanding of what transitioning and detransitioning is in addition to the systemic oppressions that force someone to decide to detransition."

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K Pierre

Board Member

Broken Mirror

September

"Distinguishing between abuse & violence" (Toolkit)

"I choose this because I recently read it for another political education group and it created great conversation around how we understand the behaviors of survivors and approach interpersonal violence with a more nuanced perspective when we’re not sure who is the abuser and who is the survivor. As we move into the conflict/harm policy for Zepp, this feels like an important convo to have to strengthen our own principles."

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Raquel Savage

Staff Member

Police Patch

July

Interrupting Criminalization

The project aims to interrupt and end the growing criminalization and incarceration of women and LGBTQ people of color for criminalized acts related to public order, poverty, child welfare, drug use, survival and self-defense, including criminalization and incarceration of survivors of violence.

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Gretchen Rohr

Board Member

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October

Beyond Good & Evil (Zine)

This month's political ed was an extension of our last month's piece. We are being asked to reevaluate what we have been taught to believe as just "good" and "evil".

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Leila Raven

Board Member