We challenge all DIY venues and orgs to develop a Violence Prevention Plan and post it publicly. If we've learned one thing in this work so far, it's the importance--necessity--of planning ahead for violence to occur. You will be able to respond more effectively and carefully if you are prepared. This is true for your … Continue reading The #100VenuesChallenge: Let’s Make a Plan
For people in immediate danger, please visit The Sick Muse's Survival Guide listing free resources all around the city. Violence, particularly sexual violence, is something that occurs extremely often and in many areas of our lives. Unfortunately, most of us have not been taught to see it as something we have to deal with on … Continue reading Why We Don’t Support Outside Mediation
We've been hearing from people that they would like a more concrete guide to conflict de-escalation and accountability. We offer "What To Do When Harm Occurs," a pocket-sized zine that provides tips & tactics for two kinds of situations: I. in-the-moment, aggressive conflicts or abuse: where the goal is de-escalation and immediate physical safety II. … Continue reading “What To Do When Harm Occurs” Zine Now Available
The F12 Network is getting a lot of calls about specific situations of sexual violence. While we support a diversity of tactics, F12 leadership does not directly respond to violence ourselves or provide resources for outside mediation. Our mission is to transform our community into a place where victims and perpetrators alike can be heard, … Continue reading How To Hold People Accountable in 3 Simple Steps
The F12 Network teamed up with artist and radio host Jared Brown to produce four F12 Public Service Announcements, available in our Resource Library. These short audio bites sample some of the communication techniques and deescalation tactics discussed in our workshops. The PSAs are designed to be dropped into podcasts and radio shows, played between … Continue reading “Jared Brown for F12” PSAs Now Here
Apply for free workshops & resources related to conflict de-escalation, community justice, and sexual violence prevention.
The Quick Start Guide is directly connected to our two workshop series Let's Treat Each Other Right 101 and Everybody Is A Support Liason. It's a great place to jump into the work we do. Download, print, share it here.
My part of the F12 story starts two years ago. Some lovely friend of a friend invited me last minute to play a rock show that sounded fantastic! A lifelong homophobe drove me to that gig at Fed Up Fest, a queercore punk festival, from another where only my mother had danced out of pity. … Continue reading F12’s journey
Who are we and what sort of roles do we have available? We are a group of activists, lovers, & creatives. Our core group of organizers is very small but we thrive on collaboration & contributions! 5 WAYS TO SUPPORT F12 TODAY: 1. ADD YOUR NAME to our mailing list and keep up on events … Continue reading Get Involved
Spring 2017 begins with the goal of spreading free information through reading groups, pre-event skillshares, and an ever expanding array of educational and creative materials we hope the rest of the community will contribute to and guide to maximum fruition.