Issue 12.1-12.2 | Fall 2013/Spring 2014 / Guest edited by Janet R. Jakobsen and Catherine Sameh

Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues: Lessons from Anti-violence Movements

In October 2013, BCRW and The Engaging Tradition Project co-convened a conference called Queer Dreams and Non-Profit blues to examine the critiques emerging from queer and feminist activists and scholars about the impact of funding on social movement agendas and formations. During the conference, Hope Dector from BCRW and Dean Spade from The Engaging Tradition Project conducted interviews with many of the speakers about their analysis and strategies related to the conference themes. These interviews were edited into 30 short videos that aim to bring these critical perspectives into an accessible format for use in activist spaces and classrooms. These videos highlight the type of knowledge production that is possible when the boundaries between activism and the academy are actively traversed.

The first three videos to be released explore lessons from anti-violence movements and feature interviews with Angélica Cházaro, Shira Hassan, Soniya Munshi, Andrea Ritchie, Andrea Smith, and Dean Spade.

More Laws = More Violence: Criminalization as a Failed Strategy for Anti-Violence Movements

After Nonprofitization: Reevaluating Anti-Violence Strategies

What are Alternatives to Nonprofitization and Criminalization for Anti-Violence Movements?