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SnapCo. and Citizen Safety App partner to combat BlackTrans Violence in the City of Atlanta

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Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SnapCo.) and Citizen App partner on a Trans Safety Initiative, providing a holistic approach to keep Black and trans people safe in the city of Atlanta and beyond.

ATLANTA - eTradeWire -- Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative (SnapCo.) with great excitement and anticipation announces our newest partnership with Citizen, the world's fastest-growing community safety app. Citizen received a grant from the Goodwater Collective to provide free access to their premium service for one year for SnapCo. members who are in need of safety alternatives in real-time, along with verified community-oriented alerts to avoid nearby threats.

Despite having an extensive Black Trans and Queer community, Atlanta is known for fatal violence targeted at trans people, specifically, Black trans women. With this partnership, Citizen is providing accessible access to a digital safety network that protects the Black Trans community in the city of Atlanta and nation-wide.

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Citizen's current premium service is $20 a month/$240 a year, making it financially unfeasible for many underserved communities that are in need of safety alternatives. By creating a safe community through this partnership SnapCo. members will be giving Citizen app staff DEI training that focuses on embodied leadership, and ending violence in marginalized communities. Link to Sign Up www.snap4freedom.org/citizen

"We are most excited about the app's ability to support our base and supporters.We believe in radically inclusive collaborations that shifts the culture of "public safety" Into into community power and dignity for our people."- says Toni-Michelle Williams, SnapCo Executive Director.

"We know these are not isolated incidents – families, adoption agencies, and school systems have been practicing this form of humiliation and abuse against trans and queer youth for decades. We refuse to continue to let this happen. Over the next year, SnapCo will take a firm stand against anti-trans violence across Georgia and make the issue part of the public discourse. To this end, we must create concrete alternatives that demand more from the state and our people to utilize what we have and forge powerful collaborations.that take care of our own.."says Dean Steed, Director of Communications at SNAP Co.

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This partnership is just one offering in SnapCo's Trans Safety Initiative, providing a holistic approach to keep Black and trans people in less contact with police and in deeper relationships with self and community. In 2023, SnapCo will be offering community Expungement and Document Clinics and will host interactive community conversations about safety and accountability within Black and LGBTQ+ communities.

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