With so much conversation about Defund Police elevated by the Movement for Black Lives this year, many people are asking, what next? This reading group is one offer: learning from folks who have practiced supports without police for a long time. POOR Magazine shares wisdom in this book about why many folks need to not turn to police in conflict and how communities can practice accountability in other ways .
While we want to include all, space is limited for the sake of discussion.
From the book’s description: “Based off POOR Magazine’s revolutionary workshops of the same name and collected here in writing for the first time, this handbook takes readers through the Herstory/His-STORY of Po’Lice Terror of our bodies, lives, children and elders in this stolen land, and then shares the model of the Elephant Council at Homefulness—a poor, Indigenous people/traumatized people’s accountability circle….”