UPDATE: REGISTRATION FOR THIS LAB IS NOW FULL. Thank you for the overwhelming response we have gotten for this Lab! We have reached our limit on participants. If space opens up, we will let you all know.
BATJC TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE LAB: COMMUNICATION SKILLS BUILDING
November 18, 2017 from 1pm – 5pm
Organized by the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective**
PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THE LAB, as space is limited.
We strongly encourage participants to attend with someone(s) from their pod*. This is a great opportunity to engage with the folks in your pod about TJ.
The BATJC Lab is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5 – $40. No one turned away for lack of funds. All funds go directly to support the BATJC.
There will be free snacks and childcare provided (please see information below).
Please review the BATJC’s shared values, principles and practices before you attend. We orient all of our work (including events) from these.
We welcome questions, please contact email@example.com.
Please help us support a SCENT/FRAGRANCE FREE SPACE by attending chemical and fragrance free. For more information, please check out the accessibility section below.
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Join the BATJC for our second Transformative Justice Lab! The TJ Labs are a new part of our work and we are excited to collectively grow them together. We hope it will be a space to allow people to practice and build transformative justice in the Bay Area with the people in their everyday lives.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS BUILDING TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE LAB DESCRIPTION:
This TJ Lab will be a skillshare on communication skills. Rarely do we intentionally practice our communication skills, even though we know that skilled communication is fundamental to any kind of TJ work we engage in: from survivor support, to accountability support, to effective de-escalation, to pod work, to general TJ processes. This 4-hour Lab will be a hands-on practice space for participants to explore, develop and use basic skills such as active listening and accountable sharing through interactive exercises about communication. We will cover why skilled communication is important, introduce different tools for folks to use, as well as frame how they can be used within interventions.
FACILITATOR: This Lab will be facilitated by Mia Mingus. She has been engaged in TJ work for more than a decade at both the local and national level, specifically focusing on intimate and sexual violence, especially child sexual abuse. Read more about Mia here.
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WHEN: November 18, 2017 from 1pm – 5pm
WHERE: The BATJC TJ Lab will take place at Little Pilgrims’ Preschool and Daycare, 3900 35th Ave, Oakland, CA 94619. Please use the entrance on Magee Ave.
- The space for the Lab is wheelchair accessible with gender neutral and wheelchair accessible bathrooms, as well as access to outside space and picnic tables.
- The entire Lab will take place primarily in one large room, with bathrooms off to the side.
- Please help us support a fragrance free space, by attending chemical and fragrance free. For more information, please check out: https://eastbaymeditation.org/resources/fragrance-free-at-ebmc/.
- We have 2 folks who are supporting with accessibility needs. Please let us know in your registration what you might need, including if you’d like to communicate directly about your needs.
- There may also be helpful information in the SELF/GROUP CARE section below.
PARKING: There is free onsite parking in the parking lot behind the church, accessible from Magee Ave.
BART AND BUS:
- From Fruitvale BART station: Take the 54 bus heading toward “Campus Dr & Merritt College”(East). Get off at the California St. stop (past MacArthur BLVD), the Lab will be located less than a block up. The stop for the return bus to Fruitvale Station (54 West) is located across the street on the corner of Arizona St. and 35th Ave.
- From Downtown Oakland: Take BART to 19th Street Oakland (@Thomas L. Berkley Way and Broadway). From there take the NL bus heading toward “Eastmont Transit Center.” Get off at 35th Avenue and MacArthur Blvd, about four blocks from the Lab.
- From the MacArthur BART station: Take the 57 bus heading toward “Foothill Square.” Get off at 35th Avenue and MacArthur Blvd, about four blocks from the Lab.
- From South Berkeley: Take the 12 bus heading to Lakeshore. Walk to MacArthur Blvd. & Lakeshore Ave. Take the NL bus heading toward “Eastmont Transit Ctr.” Get off at 35th Avenue and MacArthur Blvd, about four blocks from the Lab.
CARPOOL: Please indicate on the registration form if you can offer a ride, or if you need a ride to the Lab. We will coordinate carpooling. The deadline for carpool coordination is 48 hours before the skillshare (by 1pm on Nov. 16th). If you miss the 48 hour deadline you’re welcome to coordinate carpool for yourself on the facebook event page.
FOOD: We will have snacks and tea to enjoy while participating in the TJ Lab. If you have dietary restrictions and/or would like to contribute some snacks, please note them on the Google form registration.
CHILD CARE: The BATJC will provide free childcare during the Lab. We actively support the participation of people with children in this work. Some content may not be appropriate for young children, thus childcare will be provided in a separate room on site. If you’d like to use this service during the event, please go to the registration form to share some more information with us! The deadline for requesting child care is November 9th, one week before the skillshare.
SELF/GROUP CARE: For this Lab, we will not be talking in-depth about violence/abuse, though we may refer to different examples of violence in the context of TJ and communication. This Lab will be focused on practicing communication skills unlike our previous Lab, where we used case studies together. Because of this, we will not have a designated onsite emotional support team at this Lab, though we will have many skilled support people in the room, if needed.
As always, with every space we hold: 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, please take some time to think for yourself about what you might need in this space!
*For more info on Pods: https://batjc.wordpress.com/pods-and-pod-mapping-worksheet/
** The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) works to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse (https://batjc.wordpress.com/).