Stop Cop City is a campaign to block the construction of a new militarized police training center in Atlanta and preserve the Weelaunee Forest. If built, Cop City would have a devastating effect on the people of Atlanta – most directly on Black communities. Last week on January 18, a law enforcement officer murdered Tortuguita, a forest defender organizing with the coalition to Stop Cop City alongside organizations like SURJ and Community Movement Builders. You can read more about Tort and their legacy in this resource doc.
This toolkit was created for Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) members across the country; we share it here so those not yet involved with SURJ’s work can support the campaign. If this is your first time taking action to halt the expansion of policing, you can read more about these campaigns and key terms in this Defund the Police toolkit, which was released amidst the millions-strong protests opposing police violence in 2020.