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Beyond survival : strategies and stories from the transformative justice movement
Dixon, Ejeris, editor.
Publication Information:
Chico, CA : AK Press, [2020]

Physical Description:
347 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Transformative justice seeks to solve the problem of violence at the grassroots level, without relying on punishment, incarceration, or policing. Community-based approaches to preventing crime and repairing its damage have existed for centuries. However, in the putative atmosphere of contemporary criminal justice systems, they are often marginalized and operate under the radar. Beyond Survival puts these strategies front and center as real alternatives to today's failed models of confinement and "correction." In this collection, a diverse group of authors focuses on concrete and practical forms of redress and accountability, assessing existing practices and marking paths forward. They use a variety of forms--from toolkits to personal essays--to delve deeply into the "how to" of transformative justice, providing alternatives to calling the police, ways to support people having mental health crises, stories of community-based murder investigations, and much more. At the same time, they document the history of this radical movement, creating space for long-time organizers to reflect on victories, struggles, mistakes, and transformations. Featuring writing, tools and interviews by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Kai Cheng Thom, Amita Swadhin, Audrey Huntley, Amanda Aguilar Shank, Janae E Bonsu of BYP100, Philly Stands Up (Esteban Kelly, Jenna Peters-Golden, Qui Dorian, Bench Ansfield and Beth Blum), Creative Interventions, Trans Lifeline, Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective, Oakland Power Projects, SOS Collective/Audre Lorde Project, Icarus Project/ Fireweed Collective, Raquel Lavina, Chris Lymbertos, RJ Maccani, Nathan Shara, Staci Haines, Georgia Latino Alliance For Human Rights, MIJENTE, Monica Sehovic Bowen Forrester, Elene Lam, Chanelle Gallant, Elisabeth Marie Long, adrienne maree brown, Adrian Cole, Yalini Dream, Shira Hassan, Mariame Kaba and Mimi Kim."--
Making the road by dreaming: Building community safety : practical steps toward liberatory transformation / Beyond firing : how do we create community-wide accountability for sexual harassment in our movements? / Isolation cannot heal isolation : one survivors response to sexual assault / Excerpt from "Black Queer Feminism as Praxis : Building An Organization and a Movement / From breaking silence to community control " community-controlled databases, murder investigations, and ceremony to find missing and murder Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people / What to do when you've been abusive : annotated edition / Transforming family : a story of accountability / We got this - toolkits and roadmaps: Philly stands up! A portrait of praxis, an anatomy of accountability / Goal setting tool : dealing with strong negative feelings and fantasy during goal setting / Excerpts from "Ending Child Sexual Abuse : A Transformative Justice Handbook" / Pods and pod mapping worksheet / When it all comes crashing down : navigating crisis / Why no non-consensual active rescue? / Maybe you don't have to call 911? Know your options / Excerpts from the "Whose Security Is It Anyway? Toolkit" / Excerpt from "Community Defense Zone Starter Guide" / Excerpts from "The Safer Party Toolkit" / We didn't call it TJ but maybe it worked anyway? Messy, real stories: When your money counts on it : sex work and transformative justice / I would like to return my TJ process, or discarding TJ like we discard femmes / Vent diagrams as healing practice : TJ tips from the overlap / Facing shame : from saying sorry to doing sorry / Cripping TJ / What is/isn't transformative justice? / What did we dream then, what do we know now? Movement histories and futures: Our hearts are beating together : a conversation with Some TJ Old Heads / Every mistake I've ever made : an interview with Shira Hassan / Be humble : interview with Mariame Kaba / Excerpt from "Moving Beyond Critique" / How we learned (are learning) transformative justice
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