Uaptsd.org Working Meetings; Statewide Initiative Building Against Police Terror and Victim Advocacy
Please join uaptsd.org as we implement the leg work with allies both in San Diego and statewide for change in the fight against police terror and to create a safe space for victim support.
These meetings will take place on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month and will work in conjunction with the coalition meetings on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
We are working on hashing out the following campaign drafts, community and organizational input is requested.
- Curfew Sweeps
- Statewide Campaign Against the Police Officer's Bill Of Rights
- Repurposing funds from law enforcement agencies
- Prisoner Support and divestment strategies with CURB, (Californians United for a Resposible Budget)
- Advocacy for Individuduals with Disabilites
- Justice Statewide for #Stolenlives by every branch of Law Enforcement http://uaptsd.org/victims/victims-murdered-by-sd-law-enforcement/
- Media, Probaganda Design and Fundraising for Legal Defense
- Aligning these demands with the vision of the Black Lives Matter Movement blacklivesmatter.com/ferguson/
We will also provide victim advocacy and support for survivors
UAPTSD intervenes when people are unaware of their rights and support the necessary steps required in obtaining justice in cases of police brutality. The group encourages victim testimonials to illustrate how people have suffered from police brutality, so other victims know they are not alone. The victim testimonials which can be in video or written format are helpful in providing justice to the victims of police brutality. The testimonials also serve to expand support for the organization in making police brutality a global issue.
Role of a UAPTSD Advocate
The advocates are the persons solely for the victim/survivor or their surviving family and open to exploring any and all options. An advocate provides services in a non-judgmental, empathetic way by empowering the survivor to make their own decisions based on their own unique circumstances. Helping them identify the range of options available to help protect their rights and safety;
Assisting the victims/survivors or their families in asserting those rights against and denouncing police assault, harassment and brutality; including
Providing a safe space in which survivors may disclose information;
Giving support and encouragement throughout legal processes or advocating for legal assistance;
Providing information and offering guidance on finding answers when questions arise;
Ensuring that if system response to victims/survivors or their families is unfair, then promoting open and direct action empowering the victims, survivors and their families.
Providing continued support when processes have concluded.
It's time we set the ball in motion
For more information on how to get involved please contact us at uaptsd.org
Catherine (Cat) Mendonça
Af3irm San Diego; an anti-imperialist, transnational feminist women’s organization, evolving from the organization formerly known as GABNet, and 20 years of women’s organizing, activism, and struggle. af3irm.org
United Against Police Terror; a grassroots organization, dedicated to educating and organizing the community to fight back against police terror in SD. uaptsd.org
Black and Pink - San Diego; an organization supporting LGBTQ prisoners impacted by the prison industrial complex. blackandpink.org
a member of San Diego No More Prisons Coalition and Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB)