For many queer and trans* communities of color, prisons and police are sources of violence, not safety. How are we imagining safety, accountability and justice in our communities without depending on the criminal legal system? What role does and should our communities be playing in creating and maintaining that safety? How have our communities been successful in this work so far? What are the gaps, challenges and questions we still have?
Transformative Justice and Community Accountability (TJ/CA) are community-based models to heal from and respond to violence on an individual level while seeking to transform the roots causes that allow that violence to happen. Please join us for a panel discussion about the successes and challenges that Queer People of Color have faced in engaging with TJ/CA in the Seattle area.
This workshop will assume a basic familiarity with the ideas of Transformative Justice and Community Accountability to further explore how these models can practically fit into our work, movements and lives.
To learn more about TJ/CA please see:
* What is Transformative Justice & Community Accountability (http://www.transformativejustice.e
* Creative Intervention’s Toolkit: A for Practical Guide to Stopping Interpersonal Violence (http://www.creative-interventions.org/tools/toolkit/
* Generation 5’s Towards Transformative Justice (http://www.generationfive.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/G5_Toward_Transformative_Justice-Document.pdf
* The Revolution Starts At Home (http://revolutionathome.tumblr.com/
This event is free & open to all, but will be centering the experiences of queer and trans people of color. Light refreshments will be provided.
Accessibility information: This space is wheel-chair accessible. Bathrooms are gendered with scented-soap-dispensers. We are asking all participants to please come to the workshop fragrance-free (no perfumes, colognes, scented laundry soaps, etc) so that our valued community members with multiple-chemical-sensitivities or environmental illnesses can participate (including our presenters!) and to use the scent-free soaps provided by API Chaya in the restrooms. For more information on being fragrance-free please see http://www.brownstargirl.org/1/post/2012/03/fragrance-free-femme-of-colour-realness-draft-15.html
If you have further questions or requests including interpretation, etc. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org