Sexual Violence and Organizational Accountability: A Workshop & Strategy Session
Jun
3
10:00am10:00am

Sexual Violence and Organizational Accountability: A Workshop & Strategy Session

Have you found yourself wondering how to address sexual harm in your organization?

Do you struggle to create a plan of action when conflicts arise?

How do you assess your organization’s readiness to engage with an accountability process around conflict and harm?

Join Shira Hassan and the members of Just Practice Collaborative for a day-long discussion about these issues. The discussion is not an introduction to transformative justice and is appropriate for participants who are already engaged in community accountability processes (either in their personal or work lives).

Some of the key questions that will be addressed include:

  • What do we do when our work is impacted by sexual harm?
  • How do we handle things organizationally when conflict happens?
  • What are ways that conflict can be a resource in an organization? How can it build our capacity and strength instead of depleting it?
  • What are the ways it can eat away at our capacity and structure?

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Location: HI Hostel Chicago

Cost: $50 for full day (Note: You must register for Community Accountability 101 in order to attend)

Trainers:  Shira Hassan,  Ana Mercado,  Deana Lewis,  Keisa Reynolds and Rachel Caidor

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Community Accountability 101
Jun
2
10:00am10:00am

Community Accountability 101

How do we collectively work together to reduce our dependence on state systems and social services? How do we support each other to become accountable when we have caused harm? This workshop will explore the basic principles of Transformative Justice and engage in honest conversation about the challenges we face when using this model. Using popular education and through video and audio stories we will deepen our understanding of this complex and intimate model.

This full day workshop will also address the power and pitfalls of using community accountability in the age of social media. Together we will develop some best practices for addressing the issues that might and do arise on and offline. Workshop participants will contribute to developing guidelines that can be shared with our broader communities.

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Location: HI Hostel Chicago

Cost: $50 Full Day

Trainer: Shira Hassan and  members of Just Practice Collaborative

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The Power and Pitfalls of Community Accountability in the of Age Social Media with Mariame Kaba
Dec
2
1:30pm 1:30pm

The Power and Pitfalls of Community Accountability in the of Age Social Media with Mariame Kaba

As social media has become increasingly popular, so has its use as a tool for disseminating information about harm and for seeking a form of accountability from those who harm. On its face, this appears to be a positive development. However, in some cases, social media itself has become a tool used to harm and to evade accountability.

Those of us who are engaged in community accountability (CA) efforts are wrestling with how to manage the impact(s) both positive and negative of social media.

Join us to brainstorm and discuss ways that CA efforts are hindered and helped by the use of social media. Let’s develop some best practices together for addressing the issues that might and do arise on and offline. Workshop participants will contribute to developing guidelines that can be shared with our broader communities.

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Location: HI Hostel Chicago

Cost: $30 for half day or $50 for both trainings on December 2nd, 2016

Trainer: Mariame Kaba

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Mini-Series on Community Accountability
Dec
2
to Dec 4

Mini-Series on Community Accountability

Just Practice is excited to announce two full days of workshops and strategy sessions on community accountability for grassroots organizations, collectives and activist groups.

These sessions all presume that participants share the value of prison abolition, even if their work is not explicitly focused on abolition.

We recommend attending with 2-3 people from your organization or group so that you can strategize during the workshops and bring action steps back to your team.

These sessions are a part of the Just Practice Collaborative, which was created earlier this year to build our communities’ capacity to effectively and empathically respond to intimate partner violence and sexual assault without relying primarily on police or other state-based systems. 

Join us for the below sessions Dec 2nd-Dec 3rd, 2016

All workshops will be held in accessible space with all gender bathroom access

Location  HI Hostel Chicago

Bring your own lunch and snacks 

Community Accountability 101 with Shira Hassan

The Power and Pitfalls of Community Accountability in the Age Social Media with Mariame Kaba

Sexual Violence and Organizational Accountability: A Workshop & Strategy Session with Mariame Kaba and Shira Hassan

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W​ERKING 9 to 5: A Strategy Session for Trans & Queer People of Color who work inside the NPIC
May
23
10:30am10:30am

W​ERKING 9 to 5: A Strategy Session for Trans & Queer People of Color who work inside the NPIC

This full day meet up is designed for QTPOC who are currently working or considering working in non-profits. This discussion based day will give us an opportunity for reflection, expression and creating collective strategies around the complexities of living & surviving in the non-profit world.

*Note this is a space for QTPOC identified folks only. 

FACILITATOR: La Tony Alvarado Rivera

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Creative Practices for Envisioning A World Without Police
May
16
12:00pm12:00pm

Creative Practices for Envisioning A World Without Police

  • 24 E Congress Pkwy Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Using science fiction and exploring emergent strategies such as adaptation and resilience, we will work together to generate community based practices for resolving conflict and addressing interpersonal violence without unjust police systems. We'll start the day by creating a science fictional Chicago in which to explore alternatives to policing, and then explore lessons from the natural world through the science of emergence to see what practices the community can generate to create more possibilities for a just future.

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Diving Deep: Creating Community Solutions to State Harm: Strategy Session on the Anti-Trafficking Movement
May
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Diving Deep: Creating Community Solutions to State Harm: Strategy Session on the Anti-Trafficking Movement

  • 24 E Congress Pkwy Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This three and half hour workshop will include an update on the Anti-Trafficking laws and movement in the United States and Illinois. We will spend significant time brainstorming and working together to create resistance strategies that work for both individual sex workers & youth in the sex trade –as well as transformative justice and radical groups that may be interested in forming a community response.

Facilitator: Shira

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Decolonizing Healing
Apr
18
10:30am10:30am

Decolonizing Healing

  • 24 E Congress Pkwy Chicago, IL, 60605 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In this popular education based workshop, participants will explore the ways in which colonization impacts our minds, bodies, and spirits. This workshop will help participants explore specific ways they can approach their healing and organizing work from a decolonization lens. The workshop will take place in a circle format. Each participant should bring something that represents the sacred to them.

Facilitators: Stacy Ernberg & Tanuja Jagernauth

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Black Radical Women in the U.S. 1910-1960 – A Study & Discussion Circle
Mar
21
10:00am10:00am

Black Radical Women in the U.S. 1910-1960 – A Study & Discussion Circle

Join a study and discussion circle focused on the contributions of Black radical women activists and theorists from the early 20th century through the Cold War era. Most of these women were affiliated with the U.S. Communist Party (CPUSA) and others were part of various socialist organizations. 

Facilitator Mariame Kaba

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Creating Community Solutions to State Harm: Strategy Session on the Anti-Trafficking Movement
Dec
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Creating Community Solutions to State Harm: Strategy Session on the Anti-Trafficking Movement

This three and half hour workshop will include an update on the Anti-Trafficking laws and movement in the United States and Illinois. We will spend significant time brainstorming and working together to create resistance strategies that work for both individual sex workers & youth in the sex trade –as well as transformative justice and radical groups that may be interested in forming a community response.

This workshop is NOT for beginners. Harm Reductionists & Transformative Justice language, values and beliefs will be assumed for all participants in this session.

Facilitator: Shira Hassan

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Creative Strategies for Healing from Trauma
Dec
5
10:00am10:00am

Creative Strategies for Healing from Trauma

This training will create an experiential space to explore creative approaches to healing. Through deep dialogue about individual and collective trauma, we will pay special attention to the intersections of culture, age, gender, sexual identities, & the critical role these pieces play. Healing from trauma is an ongoing and holistic process that can sometimes take years and/or generations to move through. This will not be a group therapy session.  Attendees will leave workshop with new strategies and tools for use in their personal, political and professional lives. 

Trainer: Bonsai Bermudez

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 Healing Justice 101
Nov
21
10:30am10:30am

Healing Justice 101

This interactive workshop will lead participants in a discussion exploring concepts of self-care, community-care, and healing justice as practiced by those who value social justice. The workshop will use a popular education framework to explore questions such as: How do we take care of ourselves and take care of each other while doing social justice work? How do we prevent and transform burnout, thus cultivating sustainability in our healing and justice-seeking practices? How do we critique our own communities and organizations and tackle internal challenges without creating additional harm? How do we find and create spaces where we feel safe enough to fall apart, and still trust we will have collective space available when we bounce back again? The workshop is designed for newcomers to Healing Justice work as well as for people who want to continue and deepen their analysis and toolbox.

Trainers: Stacy Erenberg & Tanuja Jagernauth

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Transformative Justice Responses to Institutional Violence & the “Youth Control Complex”
Nov
6
10:30am10:30am

Transformative Justice Responses to Institutional Violence & the “Youth Control Complex”

Institutional violence within community centers, healthcare organizations, and social services, in concert with the “helping” industry’s increasing collusion with and reliance on law enforcement and security guards, is  fueling the prison pipeline. In response to pervasive institutional violence and increasing policing, surveillance, and targeting of queer and trans* youth of color, street-based youth, and youth experiencing homelessness , Project NIA created a toolkit to share short- and long-term strategies and practices of resistance. How might a social service agency practice community accountability without relying on the cops—and, instead, cultivate youth resilience and leadership?

Trainer: Lara Brooks

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Abolishing the PIC and Transforming Justice
Nov
1
1:00pm 1:00pm

Abolishing the PIC and Transforming Justice

Join us for a workshop facilitated by Mariame Kaba (director of Project NIA & member of the PIC Teaching Collective) about abolishing the PIC and transforming justice. This workshop IS NOT appropriate for participants who are unfamiliar with the prison industrial complex. It is not an introductory workshop about the PIC. This workshop is intended for those who already understand how the PIC is structured and functions.  The goals of the workshop are as follows:

a.  Explore working definitions of abolition and transformative justice

b.  Create space for participants to consider ways of dealing with harm outside of the PIC

c. Develop abolitionist strategies for individuals, and organizations they are a part of, to utilize in their work

Trainer: Mariame Kaba

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Interrupting Carceral Feminism: An Introduction | October 17th
Oct
17
1:00pm 1:00pm

Interrupting Carceral Feminism: An Introduction | October 17th

This interactive workshop will examine carceral feminist frameworks that rely on the state to respond to violence in cities, states, and nations. Carceral feminist frameworks advocated for punitive responses that focus on individuals regardless of the impact on the larger community. In this workshop, we will explore the alternatives to state-sponsored punishment and sanctions as we continue conversations and movement towards transformative justice feminism that fights against the disinvestment in communities, values community accountability, and provides spaces to transform the lives of those who cause harm and those who are harmed.

Trainer: Deana Lewis

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Transformative Justice: 101
Sep
25
10:30am10:30am

Transformative Justice: 101

How do we collectively work together to reduce our dependence on state systems and social services? How do we support each other to become accountable when we have caused harm? This workshop will explore the basic principles of Transformative Justice and engage in honest conversation about the challenges we face when using this model. Using popular education and through video and audio stories we will deepen our understanding of this complex and intimate model.

Trainer: Shira Hassan

 

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Harm Reduction: Overview
Sep
18
10:30am10:30am

Harm Reduction: Overview

This workshop is for practitioners who are new to the philosophy and practice of harm reduction.  Using this framework, we will discuss substance use, violence, and trauma in the context of peoples’ lives—and how harm reduction can be used a tool to create change, build long-term relationships, and support healing while working to reduce harm inside social service settings. Using a public health and social justice lens, this training will talk about the impact of the War on Drugs and the AIDS Epidemic in our community. We will also briefly discuss the challenges with using a harm reduction model inside of non-profit settings that may have requirements about sobriety and abstinence. This training is ideal for case managers, youth workers, HIV prevention and testing specialists and addiction/treatment providers. Community members and activists are also welcome to attend.

Trainer: Shira Hassan

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