Resources from Conversations Surrounding the #defundthepolice Movement

As we continue to seek opportunities to learn, mourn, and take action in light of the continued police violence against Black Americans and the loss of lives, including Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks, and violence against people like Jacob Blake, the Segal Fellow community has opened lines for discussion and action around the #defundthepolice movement. On August 19, 2020 Segal Fellows met to discuss what defunding the police really means and would entail. We are grateful to Fellow Gabriel Fontes for leading this conversation and sharing many of the resources below and to all of the Fellows who have asked to continue this conversation about policies and actions.

Some of the Fellows inspired to act by our August 2020 #defundthepolice conversation

Below are a list of informational and actionable resources gathered from Fellow-led conversations on the #defundthepolice movement. While this list is not comprehensive and does not necessarily represent the views of the Segal Program or Brandeis, it does represent items shared with us by Fellows and partners that they have found useful in their learning and action.