This curriculum unit is intended to help activists, advocates, organizers and community members to learn more about the criminalization of domestic violence survivors. We hope that you will use it during this October’s domestic violence awareness month and beyond to raise consciousness and to encourage others to join the fight to end the criminalization of survival.
This unit was developed by Mariame Kaba. It benefitted from contributions by Holly Krig, Andy Smith and Lewis Wallace. Santera Michels also provided valuable feedback about the curriculum template. All of the problems with this document however are entirely Mariame’s responsibility.
You can download the curriculum unit at no cost here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/criminalizingDV. If you will be hosting a workshop, event, or teach in during DV awareness month in October, please include information about this in the survey or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can help promote the events on our website: https://survivedandpunished.org
On October 16, 2018, Survived and Punished (S & P) will be releasing a resource guide that includes curriculum units for workshops and various activities that can be used for popular education and consciousness-raising focused on the intersections between racialized gender-based violence and criminalization. Some of the activities and curriculum units included in the resource guide are existing ones and some are new. The resource guide focuses on women (trans and cis), girls, genderqueer and gender nonconforming people.
The resource guide will be posted at the Survived and Punished website and available for downloading: survivedandpunished.org. It was conceived and edited by Mariame Kaba and includes contributions from Iliana Figueroa, Jane Hereth, Holly Krig, Colby Lenz, Deana Lewis, Chez Rumpf, Ann Russo and Hyejin Shim. It is designed as is this curriculum template by Dan Bee Kim.
S & P is an all-volunteer formation and we need & appreciate financial contributions for our work. You can donate here: https://survivedandpunished.org/donate/.