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This toolkit is a collection of tools, tips, lessons and resources developed through organizing experiences to support criminalized survivors through survivors defense committees. Survivor defense committees are critical because they help to secure freedom for criminalized survivors.
The “No Selves to Defend” anthology was conceived and edited by Mariame Kaba of the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander (now called Love & Protect). Published in June 2014, the anthology locates Marissa Alexander’s case within a historical context that criminalizes and punishes women (particularly of color) for self-defense and survival.