EVENT: Transformative Justice and Pods 101 – January 28, 2017

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TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE AND PODS 101
January 28, 2017 from 1pm-3:30pm
Organized by the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective*

This event is open to the public and is being organized in conjunction with the BATJC Transformative Justice Lab which will take place on March 4th from 12pm-4pm. We are encouraging those who would like to attend the Lab and are not familiar with transformative justice (TJ) or “pods” to attend the TJ and Pods 101. This is also a great opportunity to invite people in your pods to learn about TJ.

TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE AND PODS 101 DESCRIPTION:
How do we respond to violence within our own communities without relying on the police or other state systems? This 101 will offer a basic introduction to and overview of the core concepts of transformative justice. It will be a space for participants to learn about TJ and how to begin thinking about community-based responses to violence. We will also cover the concept of “pods” from the BATJC. This will be an educational event with a Q&A.

This 101 will be given by Mia Mingus. Mia Mingus is a writer, public speaker, community educator and organizer working for disability justice and transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. Mia is currently running The Living Bridges Project, an anonymous story-collecting project documenting collective responses to child sexual abuse. She is a member of the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC), a local collective working to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse.

This event is open to the public with a sliding scale of $5 – $40. No one turned away for lack of funds. All funds go directly to support the BATJC. There will be free food and childcare provided (please see information below).

PLEASE RSVP HERE for the TJ and Pods 101.   

For questions, please contact batjcinfo@gmail.com.

WHEN: January 28, 2017 from 1pm-3:30pm

WHERE: Fuller Hall, Downs Memorial United Methodist Church, 6026 Idaho St., Oakland 94608 (please use the parking lot entrance)

PARKING: The church has a large parking lot behind it and lots of street parking around it.

BART AND BUS:  The nearest bart station is Ashby BART, one mile away (here is a map). The closest bus stations are #12 and the F, and the 72M/72R/77 and 88 bus lines are about a 10 minute walk.

CARPOOL: Please indicate on the RSVP form if you can offer a ride, or if you need a ride to the Lab. We will coordinate carpooling.

FOOD:  We would like to provide food and beverages for everyone to enjoy.  We would appreciate volunteers who would like to bring a dish, beverages or snacks to share. We hope to meet the strict dietary needs and be mindful of food allergies. Please indicate on the RSVP form if you would like to contribute food, beverages or snacks.

ACCESS: The space is wheelchair accessible (including bathrooms) and there are several disabled spaces in the parking lot, near the accessible entrance. Please attend fragrance free to support folks with chemical sensitivities. If you have other access needs, please note them in the RSVP form.

CHILD CARE: The BATJC will provide free childcare during the event. We actively support the participation of people with children in this work. Because some content may not be appropriate for young children, childcare will be provided in a separate room on site. If you need on-site childcare during the event, please go to the RSVP form to share some more information with us!  

SELF/GROUP CARE: We encourage all attendees to take care of themselves before, during and after this event. Caring for ourselves and others is important in this work and we want to make sure everyone takes some time to think about what they might need. We will be talking about violence/abuse and it may bring up unexpected things for you. Below are some suggestions that may be useful, especially if you think some of the content may be triggering for you:

– Attend the event with a friend and/or support person. Or have at least one person in your life that you can reach out to if you need support.

– Think about what might be best for you before, during and after this event. Some examples might be: Planning to do things that bring you resilience, joy, reflection or nourishment. Planning down time or to be around people who support you in taking care of yourself. Bringing a meaningful object with you that will help ground/comfort you during the event (something you can wear, hold in your hand and/or look at may be helpful).

*The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) works to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. The BATJC orients all of our work, including events, from our shared values, principles and practices.

If you would like to know about future BATJC events, please join our BATJC Community list, a very low-volume list that is only used to announce BATJC events and work or follow our BATJC Page.

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