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Resources are categorized based on their type; we’ve provided a short description to help you understand what an organization or consultant offers, or what you can expect to learn should you choose to read, listen, or watch something we’re suggesting. 
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Activating Change: Activating Change is centering people with disabilities and Deaf people and the safety and justice issues they face in social justice movements as well as providing resources, training, and technical assistance.

Ada Cheng: An educator, artist, creator, speaker, and facilitator, Dr. Ada Cheng has utilized storytelling to illustrate structural inequities, raise critical awareness, and build intimate communities. She has consistently engaged in public education and outreach through the use of storytelling and performance arts.

Building Movement Project: The Building Movement Project supports and pushes the nonprofit sector to tackle the most significant social issues of our times by developing research, creating tools and training materials, providing guidance, and facilitating networks for social change.

Critical Resistance: Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex (PIC) by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. It is a national grassroots organization that has members across the US while primarily organizing through local chapters.

Defend Yourself: Defend Yourself empowers people—especially those targeted for gender-based violence—to protect themselves and create a world where they can be fully themselves. Defend Yourself helps people claim their power, assert their boundaries, and protect themselves.

The Embodiment Institute: Their mission is to change the conversation, practice, and politics of healing through strategic training and interventions at interpersonal, organizational, cultural, and environmental scales.

Freedom Lifted / Mia Henry: They offer training and facilitation for groups seeking to grow as leaders committed to advancing justice. Their work provides frameworks for shared language and understanding of history, building relationships rooted in trust and supporting the development of collective commitments for change.

Harm Free Zone Movement: The Harm Free Zone (HFZ) Movement, led by Spirithouse, Inc., supports a community-centered vision that helps to repair the damage of racism and oppression of poor people of color by providing tools and trainings to develop capacities to confront and transform harm.

Healing Courage: HC is a growing collective of survivors designing innovative survivor-centered, informed and led approaches and alternatives to the criminal legal system.

Healing Equity United: Healing Equity United is a Black and Asian women-owned collaborative cultivating brave spaces for courageous conversations. They move from awareness to action, ultimately realigning resources, dismantling systems of oppression, and healing communities.

INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence: INCITE! is a network of radical feminists of color organizing to end state violence and violence in our homes and communities. It has grown into grassroots chapters and affiliates across the country; launched political projects mobilizing women of color against violence.

Interrupting Criminalization: Interrupting Criminalization is a movement resource hub offering information, cross-movement networks, learning, and practice for organizers, practitioners, and advocates on the cutting edge of efforts to build a world free of criminalization, policing, punishment, and violence.

Justice NOW!: Justice NOW! partners with people in women's prisons and local communities to challenge gendered violence and build a safe, compassionate world without prisons.

Just Practice: Just Practice is for activists, movement builders, community members, and non-profit workers who want to deepen their harm reduction skills and transformative justice practices.

National Center for Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health: The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health promotes survivor-defined healing, liberation, and equity by transforming the systems that impact survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families.

The Nap Ministry: The Nap Ministry examines the liberating power of naps. Their “REST IS RESISTANCE” framework and practice engages with the power of performance art, site-specific installations, and community organizing to install sacred and safe spaces for the community to rest together.

Necessary Interruptions: Necessary Interruptions is a radical equity consulting firm, that is rooted in interrupting anti-Black oppression, and centering an audacious Black based liberation lens.

The Network Advocating Against Domestic Violence: The Network is a group of 40+ member organizations dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by gender-based violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and connecting community members with direct service providers.

Project NIA: Project NIA works to end the incarceration of children and young adults by promoting restorative and transformative justice practices.

Queenie’s Crew: Queenie’s Crew engages children in learning about building communities of care without prisons or policing.

RAFT: RAFT supports organizations and advocates to cultivate human-centered workspaces through foundational wellness practices, resources, and training to build resilience and promote a positive gender-based violence advocacy ecosystem. They offer advocates and organizations free training and support calls to navigate compassion fatigue and burnout.

Raksha’s Breaking the Silence Project: Raksha works towards healing, empowerment, and justice for South Asian survivors of violence that is culturally responsive.

Raise The Floor Alliance: The mission of Raise the Floor Alliance (RTF) is to ensure that low-wage workers have access to quality jobs and are empowered to uphold and improve workplace standards. RTF achieves its mission by providing research, communications and legal support for efforts to win public and private policy changes that raise the floor for all workers.

Rooting Movements: Rooting Movements is a consulting firm dedicated to strengthening social and political movements by helping organizations connect with the history, values, and approaches of their respective movements.

Self-Care for Advocates: Self-Care For Advocates is dedicated to promoting self-care and preventing work-related stress, trauma, and exhaustion conditions among anti-violence advocates.

Shiree Teng: Shiree brings to the work a lifelong commitment to social change and a belief in the potential of groups of people coming together to create powerful solutions to entrenched social issues. For 30+ years, Shiree has worked as a social and racial justice champion—as a front line organizer, advocate, network facilitator, capacity builder, grantmaker, and evaluator and learning partner.

The SOAR Collective: The SOAR Collective aims to mobilize advocates to demand accountability and revolutionize the way anti-violence organizations operate. Using an anti-oppression and anti-racism lens, they work to support victim service advocates while reimagining the movement.

Start by Talking: Start By Talking is a Georgia-based anti-oppression education and media company that supports leaders and institutions with interrogating their relationship with anti-Blackness and White Supremacy through anti-oppressive coaching, training, assessment, online courses and technical assistance. Listen to their podcast, “Come Get Your White People!” hosted by Wanda Swan.

Survivors Know: Survivors Know is a community of solidarity for survivors of power-based sexual violence. As an organization of and for survivors, Survivor Know organizes, challenges the status quo, and creates alternatives to the systems that fail us. Survivor Know challenges power dynamics that create and feed injustices, centers those who are most impacted, and organizes workplaces where survivors can thrive.

Trauma Stewardship Institute: Through keynote speeches, experiential workshops, and direct consultation, they offer practical tools for cultivating the deep self-knowledge and systemic insights that are at the core of trauma stewardship.

Ujima: The mission of the National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community is to mobilize the community to respond to and end domestic, sexual and community violence in the Black community. Ujima actualizes this mission through research, public awareness and community engagement, and resource development.

6 Questions to Create Psychological Safety With Your Team: Question prompts that will help your team build psychological safety.

8 Steps to Build Up Your Savings to Quit Your Job: This article, featured on the website Career Contessa, checks in with two financial experts on strategies to use when contemplating leaving your job.

Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement: In this collection, a diverse group of authors focus on concrete and practical forms of redress and accountability, assessing existing practices and marking paths forward. They use a variety of forms—from toolkits to personal essays—to delve deeply into the “how to” of transformative justice, providing alternatives to calling the police, ways to support people having mental health crises, stories of community-based murder investigations, and much more.

Dancing on Live Embers: Challenging Racism in Organizations: Dancing on Live Embers investigates how racism, White power, and privilege operate in the ordinary moments of organizational life. It holds up familiar workplace interactions for scrutiny, and looks for openings to advance racial equity and justice. Through stories, it offers concrete examples of racial justice work by a range of experienced activists.

Dear White Women: An open letter to white women in the movement to end GBV.

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds: adrienne maree brown’s first solo book has become a movement bestseller and is a guidebook for getting in the right relationship with change, using our own nature and that of creatures beyond humans as our teachers.

Get Empowered: A Practical Guide to Thrive, Heal, and Embrace Your Confidence in a Sexist World: A practical guide for women, nonbinary, and LGBTQIA+ people to claim our right to be safe, to take up space, and to speak up for ourselves. Written by Nadia Telsey and Lauren R. Taylor.

Holding Change: Written by adrienne maree brown and part of the Emergent Strategy series, the book is about attending to coordination, to conflict, to being humans in right relationship with each other, not as a constant ongoing state, but rather as a magnificent, mysterious, ever-evolving dynamic in which we must involve ourselves, shape ourselves and each other.

Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During This Crisis (And the Next): This book by Dean Spade is described as “A handbook for how to organize to meet immediate needs in your community and work toward lasting change…. As governments fail to respond to—or actively engineer—each crisis, ordinary people are finding bold and innovative ways to share resources and support vulnerable members of their communities. This survival work, when done alongside social movement demands for transformative change, is called mutual aid.”

Practicing New Worlds: Abolition and Emergent Strategies: This book explores how principles of emergence, adaptation, iteration, resilience, transformation, interdependence, decentralization and fractalization can shape organizing toward a world without the violence of surveillance, police, prisons, jails, or cages of any kind, in which we collectively have everything we need to survive and thrive.

The “Problem” Woman of Colour in NonProfit Organizations: A tool depicting a common experience for women of color (and especially Black women) working in the nonprofit sector.

Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy: Lynne Segal’s recent work addresses some of the most personal problems of everyday people, and the vast majority of scholars; living under the conditions of late capitalism. Namely, the work seeks to tackle the concept of happiness in its definition, application, and increasing lack of presence in most of our lives.

Reclaiming Audre Lorde’s Radical Self-Care: This essay by Kathleen Newman-Bremang revisits Audre Lorde’s well-known quote, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare." The quote, which is often taken out of context, is reunited with community care.

Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A book by Nedra Glover Tawwab that presents simple-yet-powerful ways to establish healthy boundaries in all aspects of life. Rooted in the latest research and best practices used in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), these techniques help us identify and express our needs clearly and without apology–and unravel a root problem behind codependency, power struggles, anxiety, depression, burnout, and more.

Self-Care Tips for Advocates Telling Their Personal Stories: 5 important tips advocates have shared for taking care when you're speaking out regularly and staying healthy for the long run.

Solving the Puzzle of Collaborative Governance: This article is for changemakers encountering challenges with collaborative governance within their work.

The Thin Book of Trust: A book by Charles Feltman offers a framework that supports trust building as a workplace competency. It is based on the idea that building trust is a competency, a set of skills that can be learned, improved and practiced. It will help you continuously improve your ability to build and maintain trust with others. It can also help you create and contribute to a high trust culture at work.

Toward Transformative Justice: A Liberatory Approach to Child Sexual Abuse and other forms of Intimate and Community Violence: A resource by Generation FIVE that holds a vision of Transformative Justice approaches to addressing child sexual abuse, a form of violence that has had devastating effects on our lives, families and communities.

White Women Doing White Supremacy in Nonprofit Culture: This article by Equity in the Center goes over how white women bring white supremacist behaviors in the workplace such as: disavowal of power, obsession with the future, performative anti racism, over delivering, niceness above all else, and confusing informality with equity.

Work Won't Love You Back: A book by Sarah Jaffe that provides a deeply-reported examination of why "doing what you love" is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives.

Creative Interventions Toolkit: A Practical Guide To Stop Interpersonal Violence that includes many stories of using transformative justice practices and community interventions within families, villages, and broader communities.

Decolonization as a Strategy for Accommodating Disabilities: This blog looks to the beginning of colonization on Turtle Island to discuss decolonization and how it is “ essential tool in making room for disabled people in society, and returning land, water, and air sovereignty to those who cared for it for centuries would help disabled people locally and globally.”

Decolonization Theory and Practice: This site, hosted by Racial Equity Tools, includes a plethora of resources on decolonization which “ refers to ‘writing back’ against the ongoing colonialism and colonial mentalities that permeate all institutions and systems of government, according to Eric Ritskes, editor of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society.

Decolonizing Gender: A Curriculum: This is “a guided reflection on gender identity, race, and colonialism. Designed for both individuals and groups, this zine asks deep and probing questions about why the gender binary is seen as the "norm", despite people who choose to exist outside of the binary having existed forever.”

Decolonizing Non-Violent Communication: This is “a workbook stocked with activities, exercises, and ideas to explore our relationship to communication, our bodies, and each other. Using a trauma-informed approach, this workbook encourages readers to deepen our emotional vocabularies so that we can work towards a more enlivened, healthy interdependence.”

Decolonize Myself: A First Nations Perspective: This resource was created on Facebook by the author as part of their decolonization journey and it eventually grew to an Instagram page. The site hosts a blog and many resources from Indigenous communities.

(divorcing) White Supremacy Culture: This website is a “remix” of the article written by Tema Okun that discusses the tenets of white supremacy culture, racial equity principles, and much more.

Economic Justice and Domestic Violence Advisory Council Recommendations on Advocate Compensation Report: This report presents the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)’s recommendations for advocate compensation by their Economic Justice and Domestic Violence Advisory Council.

Emergency Workplace Organizing Committee: This site has many resources on how to organize your coworkers including sign-ups for EWOC’s Foundational Training Series.

Fascism and Anti-Fascism: A Decolonial Perspective: This zine, which began as a blog in the wake of the 2016 election, discusses the importance of anti-facist organizing in the aftermath of 2016 and beyond.

Indigenous Ally Toolkit: Created in 2019, the NETWORK’s Ally Toolkit aims to educate non-Indigenous individuals and groups on how they can use their privilege to listen, shift power dynamics, and take concrete steps towards (Re)conciliation-Action.”

JDI Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Programs Compensation & Benefits Survey Analysis: The report provides multiple suggestions for making improvements to wages and benefits for DV/SA advocates. It also includes thoughts about resourcing and pacing these changes.

Mental Health Needs Healing Justice: The Young Feminist Fund This edition of the newsletter is from FRIDA’S larger newsletter which includes healing justice resources. From this page you can subscribe to the newsletter and view past issues of the newsletter.

National Labor Relations Board: The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent federal agency created in 1935 and vested with the power to safeguard employees’ rights to organize, engage with one another to seek better working conditions, choose whether or not to have a collective bargaining representative negotiate on their behalf with their employer, or refrain from doing so.

At the Intersections: NJCASA explores the root cause of sexual violence: oppression, and seeks to break down how racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, white nationalism, and other -isms all contribute to sexual violence.

Pods and Pod-Mapping: This website by the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) has all the resources they have created  regarding pods and pod mapping. The term “pod” refers to a specific type of relationship within transformative justice (TJ) work. We needed a term to describe the kind of relationship between people who would turn to each other for support around violent, harmful and abusive experiences, whether as survivors, bystanders or people who have harmed.

Talking Circles at Home and Parenting Restoratively: This toolkit by by Jennifer Viets is intended to help parents and caregivers to incorporate restorative practices into their daily lives.

TransformHarm: A comprehensive resource hub for ending violence. This site offers an introduction to transformative justice and resources on carceral feminism, abolition, healing justice, and  community accountability.

U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework: This Framework for Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being offers a foundation that workplaces can build upon. 

White Supremacy Culture in Organizations: COCo (the Centre for Community Organizations) is a charitable organization whose mission is to support the health and well-being of community organizations in Québec, Canada. The website expands on the tenets of white supremacy culture, how it shows up in non-profits, and white women bring white supremacist behaviors into the workplace.

Come Get Your White People: A podcast with Wanda Swan of Start by Talking. The podcast teaches listeners how to have difficult and awkward conversations about dismantling white supremacy and anti-blackness with loved ones.

The Dig: Daniel Denvir's Jacobin podcast on politics, history, and economics everywhere. The podcast is really helpful in understanding current events and their impacts and issues such as colonialism, health inequity, organizing, and much more. 

Millennials Are Killing Capitalism: An anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist media project with the goal of providing a platform for communists, anti-imperialists, Black Liberation movements, ancoms, left libertarians, LBGTQ activists, feminists, immigration activists, and abolitionists to discuss radical politics, radical organizing and share their visions for a better world. Their goal is to center organizers who represent and work with marginalized communities building survival programs, defense programs, political education, and counterpower.

Movement Memos: From Truthout, a nonprofit news organization dedicated to providing independent reporting and commentary on a diverse range of social justice issues, is hosted by Kelly Hayes. She connects with activists, journalists and others on the front lines to break down what’s happening in various struggles and what listeners can do to help.

RAFT: A podcast series to get to know the RAFT program or continue your training with free interactive podcasts. These programs were built to address the specific needs of advocates by sharing real stories and experiences of people like you. We want to highlight the series on occupational identity management which has three parts with guest Johnanna Ganz.

Rev Left: A podcast that explores political philosophy, history, science, religion, culture, art, and struggle through a socialist lens. Advancing an analysis and vision for the world rooted in egalitarianism, solidarity, compassion, and human freedom.

Upstream: A podcast that offers a quarterly Documentary series and a bi-monthly In Conversation series exploring a wide variety of themes pertaining to economics — from an anti-capitalist perspective. Through a mixture of heartfelt stories, expert interviews, and rich sound design, we invite you to unlearn everything you thought you knew about economics and imagine what a better world could look like.

Why Adam Grant wants you to schedule a regular life check-up: This episode of the ‘How I Work’ podcast interviews Adam Grant, organizational psychologist and best-selling author, on why we should all be scheduling life regular check-ups about our jobs. 

The Building Accountable Communities Video Series: Presented by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Building Accountable Communities Project promotes non-punitive responses to harm by developing resources for transformative justice practitioners and organizing convenings and workshops that educate the public.

Career Coach Mandy: on TikTok. This creator is a Career Coach and Healer with an MBA from Columbia. She wrote a journal called “Should I Quit?”, a tool to help you evaluate your current work situation objectively, and discusses this and other valuable topics on her page such as career wounds and resume building.

Point of View Story: Empowering survivors through the power of film. Many who work with individuals who have experienced CSE (Commercial Sexual Exploitation) have found themselves in search of additional resources and emerging practices to best support clients. Point of View Story recognized the gap in resources specifically geared towards survivors of CSE and sought to meet that need through story. This resource strengthens the therapeutic process and enhances client outcomes.

The Socialist Guide to Surviving Capitalism: This video discusses, as the title says, how to survive capitalism using a socialist lens. We all have to work and survive under this system, even those of us in the non-profit and victim services fields.

Anti-Violence Healing Circle: Survivors Know offers a healing circle that aims to provide a nonjudgmental, safe, and nurturing space for frontline anti-violence social workers, advocates, preventionists, community organizers, educators, change-makers, and survivors committed to ending power-based violence.

NRCDV's People of Color Caucus: NRCDV offers peer support to women or femmes of color working in the gender-based violence field that are struggling with issues of racism within their GBV organization.

RAFT Support Calls: RAFT hosts monthly peer support calls, resources, and training for advocates, survivors & organizational leaders. Join the RAFT mailing list for updates on upcoming events and peer support spaces. 

Self-Care for Advocates: SCFA has a peer support space that strives to be a safe, feminist space for anti-violence advocates of all practices to be supportive of one another.

The SOAR Collective’s Advocate Chat: An anonymous and free group chat available through Discord to connect with fellow advocates to vent, get technical assistance, and support. 

Love is Respect: Trained advocates are available 24/7 to offer support, education, and advocacy to teens and young adults (as well as friends and family) with questions or concerns about dating and relationships. Call 1-866-331-9474.

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 24-hour hotline with information, crisis intervention, safety planning and resources to anyone in the United States experiencing domestic violence. Call 1-800-799-7233, chat online, or text “START” to 88788.

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 24-hour hotline that will route survivors of sexual violence in the United States to their closest rape crisis center. Call 1-800-656-4673 or chat online.

The Network/La Red: 24-hour hotline provides confidential emotional support, information, referrals, safety planning, and crisis intervention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBTQ+) folks, as well as folks in kink and polyamorous communities who are being abused or have been abused by a partner. Call 800-832-1901.

THRIVE Lifeline: Thriving Harnesses Respect, Inclusion, and Vested Empathy is a text-based crisis line staffed by people in STEMM with marginalized identities. Text “THRIVE” to +1-313-662-8209 to begin a conversation.

StrongHearts Native Helpline: 24-hour confidential and anonymous domestic and sexual violence helpline for Native Americans and Alaska Natives, offering culturally-appropriate support and advocacy. Call 1-844-7NATIVE (762-8483).

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