HELLO OCCUPY OAKLAND…
This is a communiqué from your sisters at Safer Spaces Committee!
Because of the cop violence used against our Move-In Day action, Safer Spaces is making ourselves available to folks on our Safer Spaces Dispatch/Hotline for the next couple days for various types of support.
Some normal things that happen to people after cop attacks:
Feeling “on edge”, distant, angry, numb, unsafe, overwhelmed, depressed scared, anxious, etc. Some of us might not know that these feelings are connected police violence and some people might not want to admit that we’re having these feelings.
CALL or email us!
To discuss things you’re really feeling:
*like police violence/repression
*like violence from within the activist community
Also, we’re good in case:
*you’re feeling overwhelmed
*you are freaking out
Very important if:
*you are worried that someone might hurt themselves or someone else
And we even do:
They WANT US to IGNORE our trauma because it fucks up our groups, committees and caucuses. It can make us avoid meetings, act disrespectfully to each other, make us not believe in our work, and create conflict.
★TAKE CARE OF YOUR TRAUMA★KEEP THE MOVEMENT STRONG★