The Safe OUTside the System (SOS) Collective is an anti-violence program led by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming people of color. We are devoted to challenging hate and police violence by using community based strategies rather than relying on the police. SOS Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesdays digitally, via zoom. For more information you can contact our SOS Coordinator, Kerbie Joseph, at

Tools and Resources

Safe Party Toolkit Zine Cover with links to the Toolkit in both Spanish and English

Safe Outside the System's Downloadable Resources: 

Wellness and Safety Planning Document

Violence Intervention Safety Tips for Survivors and Bystanders

Safe Space Training for Homes

The Safe Party Toolkit is a collection of strategies generated by 3 generations of SOS members and staff to build safety in party spaces without relying on the police or state systems. The Safe Party Toolkit can support you, partygoers, and throwers in:

  • Creating a space in which partygoers self determination and safety are prioritized
  • Preventing and intervening in violence before it escalates
  • Making a community atmosphere where violence isn’t acceptable
  • Encouraging others to intervene/prevent violence from happening
  • Supporting survivors of violence

Safe Party Toolkit Zine,

Safe Party Toolkit (English),



Daring to Be Powerful Pt I & II

Friday, October 7, 2022 - 6:00pm to Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 9:00pm

 The Audre Lorde Project aims to build both individual and collective power to better challenge
the multiple oppressions faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two-Spirit, Transgender
and Gender Non-Conforming Communities of Color. 
DTBP is our signature organizing institute for building skills and analysis of oppression & power,
learning about current issues and campaigns to get involved with, and offering opportunities for strategizing and community organizing.


First Annual Zami Pride Beach Day @ Riis Beach

Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Audre Lorde Project Presents: First Annual Zami Pride Beach Day @ Riis Beach! 

Audre Lorde said "Without community, there is no liberation!" 

While we enter another year and Pride season in this pandemic, we are taking elder Audre Lorde’s words to heart and safely bringing community together- in our radical legacy of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming People of Color, our wellness, and most importantly our JOY- at our first annual Zami Pride Beach Day at Riis Beach!