#1MExperiments



A Virtual Zine Project
c/o Project Nia & Interrupting Criminalization

Explore snapshots of community-based safety strategies that expand our ideas about what keeps us safe.

One Million Experiments is...

︎︎︎ a place to browse community-based safety projects for inspiration, 

︎︎︎ a podcast featuring experiment creators,

︎︎︎ a zine series that highlights the nuts and bolts of particular projects, and

︎︎︎ an opportunity to share your projects.

Experiments updated at the beginning of the month. Follow @interruptcrim for news.



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FILTER BY CATEGORY / BY REGION (Also see International)





Chicago Abortion Fund

The mission of the Chicago Abortion Fund provides financial, logistical, and emotional support to people seeking abortion services...

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Detroit Safety Team

The Detroit Safety Team assists communities in building a new safety infrastructure that shifts away from police reliance...

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NOT 9-1-1





Mothers/Men Against Senseless Killings

MASK was established in 2015 as a way to put eyes on the streets, interrupt violence and crime, and teach children to grow up as friends rather than enemies...

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Chicago Childcare Collective

“The Chicago Childcare Collective (ChiChiCo) is a group of volunteers who support the participation of parents, especially mothers, in racial and economic justice work....”

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The Radical Monarchs

“The Radical Monarchs, Girl Scouts-like alternative focused on the needs and experiences of girls of color, create opportunities for young girls of color to form fierce sisterhood, celebrate their identities and contribute radically to their communities...”

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EVENTS






Until We Are All Free

“Until We Are All Free is a human rights organization led by formerly incarcerated criminal justice experts. We focus on building capital, resources and support to provide pathways to civic and economic liberation for individuals disenfranchised by mass incarceration...”

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SUPPORT






Cocoa Butter Futures

“Cocoa Butter Futures is a collective of queer, trans Black, Indigenous, people of color, committed to radical redistribution through healing practices and mutual aid....”

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MUTUAL AID






Plant-Grow-Share

“Plant-Grow-Share is a grassroots food justice program in Minneapolis that shows what's possible when neighbors share time, talent and land in accessible and inclusive ways. PGS focuses on investing in neighbors through gardening education...”

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MUTUAL AID





Community Activation Bus

“The Community Activation Bus is a Black woman-owned mobile educational, healing, and resource center for the community. During the day it will as a community education and engagement center. At night...”

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Little Earth Protectors

“Little Earth Protectors is a neighborhood public safety group that organizes a nightly community patrol that assists residents with disputes that arise, monitors police activity, and helps with...”

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The S.H.I.F.T. Cooperative

“S.H.I.F.T. offers resources to their community, prioritizing Black, Queer, Trans, and Houseless individuals experiencing financial, emotional, and unexpected setbacks and burdens due to the pandemic...”

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MUTUAL AID





Sobriety is D.O.P.E

“Sobriety is D.O.P.E. is a proposed six-week program for women returning from prison that pairs transformative group work with education and legal assistance around family reunification...”

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SPIRAL Collective

“SPIRAL is a disabled, queer, trans, BIPOC-led reproductive and healing justice care work collective supporting folks in all pregnancy experiences. They are committed to ensuring abortion access, honoring bodily autonomy...”

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POWDERHORN SAFETY COLLECTIVE

“The Powderhorn Safety Collective (PSC) envisions a new form of community response that calls upon the resources of the neighborhood rather than the police. They are neighbors providing support to the community with compassion and care in mind...”

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Relationships Evolving Possibilities (REP)

Relationships Evolving Possibilities (REP) is a network of dedicated abolitionists showing up to support others in moments of crisis or urgency, with care and respect for the full dignity and autonomy of the people in crisis.

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Men Making a Difference

“Founded in 2014, the group’s mission is to combat violence and to build programs to “restore” people to the community, based off the principles of restorative justice. Calhoun speaks often about putting the word ‘neighbor’ back in ‘hood.’”

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EVENTS




Rogers Park Yard Sharing

The Rogers Park Yard Sharing Network started in 2011 as a project of a small non-profit called LETS GO Chicago that focused on local solutions to environmental, social and economic issues in our world today.

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MUTUAL AID




West Ridge Community Response Team

West Ridge Community Response Team is an entirely volunteer group of neighbors supporting neighbors in the West Ridge Neighborhood of Chicago, particularly with grocery assistance and delivery.

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Mutual Aid




SO FRESH SATURDAYS

“This is really to reclaim our parks in the name of peace,” said R.A.G.E founder AySha Butler. “Our parks have been deemed as dangerous places, and us as residents refuse to let that be the narrative.”

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MOTHER’S CIRCLE

“During Mother’s Circle women who have lost children to gun violence and/or incarceration come together to talk, support and heal. Our Mother’s Circle uses the process and the ideology of accompaniment to work towards healing.”

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ONE LAWNDALE

“Residents of North Lawndale and Little Village — also known as South Lawndale — have united under a banner of One Lawndale. Violence interrupters helped ease tensions when anti-Black violence erupted in some predominantly Latino communities at the start of June.”

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