Know Your Rights Toolkit Design
In 2018-19, Pivot Legal Society engaged in a series of community-based workshops to gather input about what to include in this Know Your Rights toolkit. Based on our relationships with community organizations and outreach to speciﬁc groups that rely on public space, we heard regular stories about daily harassment by police ofﬁcers, bylaw ofﬁcers, and private security guards. This harassment then led to chronic displacement, seizure of personal belongings, and a climate of fear and distrust. This toolkit is designed for people who rely on public space, as well as the advocates and service providers who work alongside them. We recognize that people need practical tools to support them in learning about, exercising, and defending their rights. In particular, this toolkit aims to highlight relevant rights for people who are criminalized due to their reliance on public space, participation in grey economies, and substance use. This resource is not an exhaustive document. The information in this toolkit intends to provide some basic information and potential actions people can take when they are confronted by police or other authorities in public spaces.
Easy to Find Information
Pivot Legal Society approached me to design a handbook about legal rights specifically for people who rely on public space, participate in grey economies and use substances. Since the document had a lot of information in it, I prioritized laying out the information in a way that makes it easier to scan and find necessary information easily.
True to Brand
As an outside graphic designer, I made sure to make the look and feel of the report true to Pivot Legal’s brand. I based the design off the look of the website and used large images as chapter dividers throughout the toolkit.