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A Panel Discussion on Transformative Justice and Community Accountability
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.eu/?page_id=16) http://communityaccountability.wordpress.com/
* 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 or http://eastbaymeditation.org/accessibility/scentfree.html
If you have further questions or requests including interpretation, etc. please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Seattle folks!! A message from Hua Meng Yu
Hey folks! I am producing Orbé orbé's new music video and putting out a casting call for folks who are interested in auditioning. I'd really appreciate if you could forward this on to your networks!
Cristina Orbe is a celestial pop artist who has just released an album called Invisible Kingdoms. We are looking for feminine/femme-presenting people of color (all gender identities welcome) for one of two lead roles. Dance or movement background is preferred but not required. There are opportunities to contribute to character development and choreography. The shoot will involve various romantic scenes. This will not be a paid gig but is perfect for someone looking to build their exposure and experience as a performer.
You will be working with a small dynamic team of artists and friends. We are looking forward to growing our collective creative project with our new cast member!
Please send headshots and resume to email@example.com by March 9th. Prior acting experience is not necessary. Must be available for auditions March 15th or 16th. All applicants should be at least 18 in age.
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What if we begin by asking questions that emerge within a recognition of Indigenous laws, which are integral to maintaining Indigenous communities? What might happen if the people who perpetrate violence against Indigenous girls and women were seen as accountable to the families and communities for their loss? What if they had to spend the rest of their lives directly contributing to the wellbeing of those communities? What if someone who beat an Indigenous woman was required to build her family a new house, or build her community a new cultural center? What if they had to sit in front of the elders in her community and be accountable to them? What other solutions might there be within Indigenous legal systems that would increase Canadians’ accountability to Indigenous communities when they take the life of one of our community members?
Marissa Alexander was sentenced to 20 years for defending herself from her abuser, but she was granted a new trial. Funds will help her win her freedom.
Please share and support the Marissa Alexander Freedom Fundraiser. The legal expenses of her re-trial are upwards of $250,000 and every bit helps the family and team. For more information please visit Free Marissa Now.
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"Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capital Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990."
I feel like there is a trend where photos of monumental moments in civil and human rights are presented in black and white, which really distracts from the reality that this happened less than 25 years ago.
This is a fucking badass demonstration and to present fighting ableism as something that happened a long long time ago is really just not reality.
Yeah, I think that it presents this in a sort of “we’ve come so far since then” kind of light, when that’s just not true. For example, in 2009 ADAPT protested the lack of long-term care services in the health care reform legislation with a very similar protest/sit-in:
Cherdonna Shenatra and Lou Henry Hoover, amazing drag/burlesque duo from Seattle!