Alexis Pauline Gumbs writes,
"It is possible to call on each other (and to call each other out) instead of calling the police, and... healing justice is not merely a salve for overworked activists or a sparkle decorating our movement, it is a tangible resource for longevity and resilience against the state."
In recent years, there has been an upsurge in activists talking about and working through how to operate outside the state. Disassociating activist communities from the police by creating alternative forms of care and accountability is one crucial component of that process, especially amongst populations who face increasing levels of policing and incarceration. In this panel, we talk with an array of activists about how such efforts have unfolded in Minneapolis and throughout the U.S., what challenges they've faced, and potentials for future organizing.