Locked Up Should NOT Mean Locked OUT of our Society or Communities...
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
Our objective is that all upstate formerly-and-currently incarcerated women are supported, experience community stabilization, and restored to a healthy path to share their experience using their voice, to be heard, and to make changes on key elements involving prison reform, system impact, and criminal justice reform.
RESTORATION (R.W.O.R) WOMEN ON THE RISE
When formerly incarcerated women stabilize in their community. We encourage them to become community leaders. Restoration Women on the Rise (R.W.O.R) is a leadership development training that helps women to find their voice and place in society. Women on a journey gets to explore the self to reduce harm. They are helped to gain self awareness, and to identify their potential as well as gain consciousness as the leaders they are. Restoration Women on the Rise (R.W.O.R) is about employing the self, "Who am I" in my community, my church, and in my mirror when I look at me. "How did I get here" homeless and incarceration that has me locked out of my community and my life. Reentry women get to experience the narrative of mass incarceration and system impact through education and on experiencing at mock elections at voting polls. They learn tools on how to select candidates, how to research propositions, to make informed decisions at the polls. Women also learn Covid etiquette and public speaking that build esteem about oneself enhance personal care and life management. Reentry Women decide their own place on impacting their community and leadership, and how their choices matters using their voices can make changes to current system policy which has negatively impacted their life. Reentry women at Step By Step are provided the platform to use their voice on shared experiences and values that once placed them in compromising situations in life, and how their voice count to change the narrative of system impacted citizens..
We offer monthly course trainings on etiquette which allows formerly incarcerated women to sharpen their leadership skills to get involved in the movement for social justice to make positive changes that adversely affect people every day because of arrest and convictions histories. Participants who have been adversely affected by our criminal justice, governmental and economic systems receive the tools they need to make changes to those systems.
ALL OF US OR NONE
All of Us or None is a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly and currently incarcerated people and families. All of Us or None fights against the discrimination that people face every day because of arrest or conviction histories. The goal of All of Us or None is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex. Through grassroots organizing, All of Us or None is building a powerful political movement to win full restoration of human and civil rights. Step By Step sponsors All of Us or None – Greenville, South Carolina, which has a chapter in the Upstate.