Who We Are
INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color* Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.
INCITE! is made up of grassroots chapters and affiliates across the U.S. working on particular political projects such as police violence, reproductive justice, and media justice; a national collective that works to leverage this grassroots organizing on a national and transnational platform; an advisory collective that helps increase the capacity of national organizing; and thousands of members and supporters.
What We Do
INCITE! works with groups of women of color* and our communities to develop political projects that address the multiple forms of violence women of color experience in our lives, on our bodies, and in our communities.
We identify "violence against women of color" as a combination of "violence directed at communities," such as police violence, war, and colonialism, and "violence within communities," such as sexual and domestic violence.
Chapters and affiliates engage in strategies and projects that address both personal and state violence, acknowledging the ways that oppressions intersect in the lives of women of color. Some of those projects include producing a women of color radio show, challenging the non-profitization of antiviolence and other social justice movements, organizing rallies on street harassment, training women of color on self-defense, organizing mothers on welfare, building and running a grassroots clinic, supporting communities to engage in community accountability strategies, and much more.
In addition, INCITE!
Organizes conferences, gatherings, and events designed to build critical connections, develop political thinking and ideas, and strengthen movement building efforts;
Mobilizes people around national projects including organizing to stop law enforcement violence against women of color and trans people of color, against sterilization abuse and the Hyde Amendment, and against the War on Iraq and U.S. militarism.
Engages in media justice to help shape ideas about ending violence against women of color, including edit and distribute anthologies, produce posters, produce a bi-weekly e-newsletter about women of color* news for over 2,500 subscribers, give public talks, and build this website!