The Direct Action Division Interview Series is a series of short interviews of local Philadelphia based activists engaged in direct action. The purpose of this series is to demystify the work of activists and to encourage more people to become engaged. The interview series includes organizations such as The Black & Brown Workers CollectivePussy Division, and Black Lives Matter Philly.  Check back for new episodes uploaded weekly.


Episode 1

In episode 1, Shani Akilah and Abdul-Aliy Muhammad answer questions to establish the fundamentals of direct action and to make clear their mission as founder and co-founder of the Black and Brown Workers Collective. 

"We really had no choice but to take action." - @bbworkers #philaprint Click to Tweet

"We both have a very intuitive and deeply rooted commitment to walking in our full humanity." — @BBworkers #philaprint Click to Tweet

"It's not about this idea of being ready to die but, the system is ready to kill us anyway."@BBWorkers #philaprint Click to Tweet

"We'd rather resist with everything in our bodies to increase our chance of living." @BBWorkers #philaprint Click to Tweet