ArtsEverywhere is a proud supporter of Families United 4 Justice and the Forced Trajectory Project. Together we will produce a series of personal narratives by family members affected by police killing, a small effort to create counter-narratives to those established by the media in collusion with law enforcement.
FU4J’s network gathering is taking place this weekend, June 28-July 1, and engages families impacted by police violence, trusted supporters, and advocates. The network aims to address the following questions:
- What happens when your loved one is killed by the police?
- What can the anti-police violence movement learn from families impacted by police violence?
- What can we learn from family members who have become veteran activists in the anti-police violence movement?
- How can families impacted by police violence build collective power locally and globally?
- How can communities assess the traumas experienced by families impacted by police violence to better inform how we may better respond to future incidents?
- How can we strategically source local resources to support families impacted by police violence?
- How can public health institutions specifically service families impacted by police violence?
- What self-care practices can family members learn to address the short and long-term trauma they experience?
- What can we learn from the history of police violence? And what do we still have to learn about this history?
- What is the meaning of justice to families impacted by police violence?
- How can artists and media makers best support families in their struggle towards justice?
Previously published on ArtsEverywhere: Forced Trajectories: Creating Counter-Narratives to Police Violence