Services & Support for Victim/Survivors in Minnesota
If you are experiencing sexual violence, dating/domestic abuse, trafficking, stalking, sexual harassment, or any other form of gender or power-based violence, contact Day One Minnesota to get connected to a local service provider/advocacy organization.
Recommended Reading List
Click below for a list of some of the most influential books on topics related to sexual violence, patriarchy, rape culture, feminism, abuse, trauma, mental health, prison abolition, transformative justice, neoliberalism, social justice. masculinity, healing workbooks for survivors, and others.
- Trading Sex: for self-identification of commercial sexual exploitation/trafficking of youth & adults + red flags and grooming
- CSET (Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Trafficking) Identification: for professionals, parents, or community members
- 10 Ways to Counter Rape Culture in the Church: action steps to create safer churches
- Trafficking: The Role of Pornography: how porn grooms and exploits
- 10 Things (Trafficking): things men can do to stop trafficking
- 10 Things (Men's Violence): things men can do to prevent men's violence against women
- What Do Batterers Get Out Of It? understanding why abusers abuse and the functionality of violence
- Men, Women, Biblical Equality: statement on the biblical basis for sex/gender egalitarianism
- MN Safe Harbor for All: Minnesota movement to decriminalize adult survivors of prostitution and hold offenders accountable (partial decrim)
- Equality Model: US political movement for partial decriminalization of prostitution
- Culture Reframed: resources for parents and professionals on the harm of pornography
- Prostitution Research & Education: library, resources, fact sheets, and blog
- Nordic Model Now! feminist prostitution abolitionist advocacy and resources
- The Life Story: interactive walk-through of survivors speaking about their experiences and grooming into prostitution
- CBE International: Christian egalitarian theological resources and blog
- XY Online: resources on masculinity and raising respectful men/boys
- Male Solidarity Guidelines: how to be a better ally to women
- "Male Bashing": a call to action for men who are serious about ending men's violence
- How To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Abuse: prevention/risk-reduction tips
PRISON/POLICING ACCOUNTABILITY, ABOLITION, & TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE*
*The list below is not an endorsement of each particular organization's analysis and/or social change tactics. These organizations fall along a broad spectrum of prison/policing abolitionist and transformative justice praxis. Some organizations use abolitionist approaches and others lean more reformist and/or focus on harm-reduction, accountability, documentation, or awareness.
Critical Resistance | INCITE! | Movement 4 Black Lives | Survived & Punished | Generation FIVE | Creative Interventions | Transform Harm | Interrupting Criminalization | Collective Action for Safe Spaces | 8 to Abolition | Prison Policy Initiative | Abolitionist Toolbox | Common Justice | MPD150 | Reclaim the Block | Campaign Zero | Dream Defenders | Anti-Police Terror Project | Abolition Democracy | CURB | Building Accountable Communities | Raheem | National Police Accountability Project | Mapping Police Violence | Equal Justice Initiative | One Million Experiments | Communities United Against Police Brutality | Coalition Against Police Crimes & Repression | Communities United For Police Reform | WeCopwatch
Prison abolitionists to read/follow:
Angela Y. Davis, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Mariame Kaba, Mimi Kim, Andrea Ritchie, Beth Richie, Rachel Herzing, Charlene Carruthers, Marie Gottschalk, Victoria Law, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, and Kim Walker.
Prison abolition readings (books listed above in Recommended Reading):
- An interview with Mariame Kaba: "Towards the horizon of abolition"
- INCITE! Radical Feminists of Color Against Violence & Critical Resistance's (2001) joint statement on gender violence and the prison industrial complex
- Repair's "Predatory Policing & Sexual Exploitation"
- MPD150's abolition reading list
- Abolitionist Futures' intro reading list
- Creative Interventions' interpersonal violence toolkit
- Abolition Journal
- Kivel's “Social Service or Social Change?”