In episode 9 of From Struggle to Militant: A Revolutionary Story, we interview Kerbie Joseph. Kerbie is a first generation Haitian woman from Brooklyn, NY and a leading member of the Party for Socialism and Liberation. Kerbie has been organizing since the age of 19 in NYC against police brutality, mass incarceration, housing insecurity and LGBTQ oppression. Kerbie has organized and led the Stop The Cops unity march from the Bronx to Harlem, in solidarity for Trayvon Martin, Ramarley Graham and all police brutality victims. She was the lead organizer in the Justice for Akai Gurley Family campaign and works with many of the police brutality families in NYC. This work has led to a guilty verdict by a jury against the police officer responsible for Akai Gurley’s murder in 2014 and a street being named in Akai’s honor in the neighborhood he was killed by the NYPD in East New York on November 20th, 2021.
A selection of Kerbie’s work:
- Feminism for the 99% Conference Talk
- Down a Dark Stairwell – PBS documentary about Akai Gurley’s death (referenced in the interview)
- A Backwards System of Mental Oppression – Interview with Kerbie Joseph in the Laura Flander’s Show
- Book Talk: A World Without Police – Panel discussion at The People’s Forum
- Organizing for Revolution Every day: End the War on Black America