Further Learning

Whether you’re continuing your journey of awareness and knowledge about the impact of police on our society or just starting out, welcome! We’ve rounded up links to information, publications, local groups, and national initiatives which support the evaluation and action against police funding and presence. 

Things to Read

Violence in Blue
Article originally published in 2016 based on a statistical analysis led by Dr Kristian Lum.
Updated: 2020, June 18

7 Anti-Racist Books
Books suggested by anti-racist organizations, educators, and black-owned bookstores.
Publsihed: 2020, June 05

The Anti-Racist Reading List
38 books for those open to changing themselves, and their world.
Published: 2019, February 12

Local Groups

People’s Justice League
Working to end street harassment and all forms of power based personal violence in SE Ohio.
Founded: 2013, January

The ACLU works daily in the courts and in our communities to defend individual rights.
Founded: 1920

Showing up for Racial Justice (SURJ) SE Ohio
Local chapter of the national network for organizing White people for racial justice
Founded: 2016, November 29


8 abolitionist policy steps for building toward a society without police or prisons.

Campaign Zero
Comprehensive platform of research-based policy solutions to end police brutality in America.

Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG)
Studies on how racial bias data is used in predictive policing tools.

Disclaimer: These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or affiliation with AthensOhioPolicingData. Please contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.

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