Beyond Survival Book Club
Start: Wednesday, September 02, 2020• 7:00 PM • Eastern Standard Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
Join the NYC DSA Socialist Feminist Working Group in reading Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, edited by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Ejeris Dixon. This anthology of essays dives into the tough, messy, and hopeful work of transformative justice.
Community accountability and transformative justice have become frequent buzzwords on the left, especially as we organize towards police and prison abolition. But what do these terms mean, and how do we relate them to an abolitionist horizon? How do we deal with harm within our movements that seek to dismantle the carceral state? How do we focus on survivor healing while also providing support and rehabilitation to those who have caused harm? How do we define and find our communities, when our communities are often fragmented and/or the very source of the harm that has occured?
Beyond Survival is not a theoretical work--it's an organizing guide, a collection of experiences, and an incredible resource for anyone looking to do this work within their own communities, organizations, and families. Please join us on the following dates. Reading is recommended, but all are welcome regardless of whether or not you have read and you don't need to attend every session. Come when and how you can!
This is a 4 part book club, and we're now up to week 4:
Wednesday September 2nd 7pm-8:30pm -- Part 4: What Did We Dream Then, What Do We Know Now?
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CW: Beyond Survival deals heavily with sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and childhood sexual abuse in many of its chapters. If you would like specific trigger warnings by chapter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com