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 1st, 3rd, & 4th Tuesdays in our ALP Brooklyn office in the basement of 85 South Oxford, Brooklyn, NY 11217. For more information you can contact our SOS Coordinator, Kerbie Joseph, at kerbie@alp.org

Tools and Resources

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

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, http://bit.ly/SafePartyToolkitZine

Safe Party Toolkit (English), http://bit.ly/SafePartyToolkit

Abolition 101 Cypher

Join ALP's Safe OUTside the System Collective as we cypher on our experiences with police violence, the prison industrial complex in our communities and liberatory strategies towards abolition. 

We will be joined by comrades in organizations that do abolition work in Brooklyn and nationally.

Dinner and metrocards provided!