#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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︎︎︎ HOME



FILTER BY CATEGORY / BY REGION (Also see International)





Guns Down, Squabble Up

“Fighting under the motto ‘guns down, squabble up,’ promoters DGoot and Josh Brito give fighters a space to settle disputes outside the streets.”

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EVENTS





Hasta Muerte Cafe

Hasta Muerte Cafe is a worker-owned cooperative, “committed to developing an economic structure that not only maintains our business but that also sustains our people.”

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SUPPORT




SUPPORT TEAM ASSISTANCE RESPONSE

“Denver’s new Support Team Assistance Response program...sends a mental health professional and a paramedic to some 911 calls instead of police...”

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NOT 9-1-1



COMMUNITY HEAL CIRCLES

In Community HEAL Circles, participants join 10-14 others in a restorative justice circle where they explore topics such as trauma, shame, resilience, accountability, socialization, structural and generational violence, and their impacts on our bodies...”

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SUPPORT




MENTAL HEALTH FIRST

“The Sacramento-based Mental Health First program, which launched in January 2020, doesn’t rely on a direct connection to 911 dispatchers. Instead, it’s an independent mental health crisis response service, staffed by...”

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NOT 9-1-1





FIRST CONGO CHURCH

“Nichola Torbett is a lay leader at First Congregational Church of Oakland, a progressive church in California, that has made a decision to try to stop calling police, especially on people of color.”

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NOT 9-1-1