Toolkit header. Text reads, "In Defense of the Movement: Policing, Criminalization, and Surveillance of Protestors of State Violence. Toolkit." Drawings include a raised fist, a leg brace, and an eviction notice.

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The Communities Transforming Policing Fund (CTPF), Center for Protest Law and Litigation, CS Fund, Piper Fund, and Funders for Justice are calling on our peer philanthropic organizations to partner with us in defense of the movement. The movement to end state violence is unique, but deeply connected to all movements for equality and justice. Every right fought for and won in the United States has come through mass protests and mobilization. Every right taken away and criminalized is enforced by police and often with the use of surveillance, legal targeting, and violence. 

To that end, we are excited to share our new toolkit, In Defense of the Movement: Policing, Criminalization, and Surveillance of Protesters of State Violence. This toolkit includes a roundup of information shared at our December 6, 2022 funder briefing of the same name, as well as stories that outline the experiences of Black and Brown protestors of police violence, and steps funders can take to support them. 

To reinforce our democracy and to be in alignment with movements for justice and equality, philanthropy must commit to the long-term legal, safety, and security support of protesters. 

To learn more about partnering with Borealis Philanthropy’s CTPF to meet this need and vision, please email