INCITE! is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color, trans* people of color, and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue, and grassroots organizing.
Who We Are: INCITE! is made up of grassroots chapters and affiliates across the U.S.; other collectives working on particular political projects such as police violence, reproductive justice, and media justice; a national collective that works to leverage this grassroots organizing on a national and transnational platform; an advisory collective that helps increase the capacity of national organizing; and thousands of members and supporters.
What We Do: INCITE! works with groups of women of color, queer & trans* people of color, and their communities to develop political projects that address the multiple forms of violence in our lives, on our bodies, and in our communities.
We recognize that the violence we experience is a combination of "violence directed at communities," such as police violence, war, and colonialism, and "violence within communities," such as rape and domestic violence."
Chapters, affiliates, and members engage in strategies and projects that address both personal and state violence, acknowledging the ways that oppressions intersect in the lives of women of color and queer/trans* people of color. Some of these projects include producing a woman of color radio show, challenging the non-profitzation of anti violence and other social justice movements, organizing rallies on street harassment, designing holistic self-defense curricula and workshops, organizing mothers on welfare, building and running a grassroots clinic, supporting communities to engage in community accountabilities strategies, and much more.
In addition, INCITE!:
* Organizes conferences, gatherings, and events designed to build critical connections, develop political thinking and ideas, and strengthen movement building efforts;
* Mobilizes people around national projects including organizing to stop law enforcement violence against women of color and trans people of color, against sterilization abuse and the Hyde Amendment, and against the War on Iraq and U.S. militarism;
* Engages in media justice to help shape ideas about ending violence against women of color and queer/ trans* people of color, including edit and distribute anthologies, produce posters, and blog posts about women and trans* people of color news for over 2,500 subscribers, give public talks, and building our own website!
How Can I Get Involved?
INCITE! is excited to build a broad movement of women of color and trans* people of color for peace, safety and justice! Please visit our get involved page or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
In addition to direct actions and local event support, INCITE! members and allies can support the network through donations or merchandise sales (coming soon!). This Nation Builder site is set up to make this type of support more accessible to our broad base of supporters!