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Song Alma de Canta'ora
by Amparo Sanchez
(former Manu Chao collaborator)
Path of individuals and collective healing through community accountability, compassion, and commitment. It was a way of creating a system of community-based justice grounded in the humanity -not the brokenness- of i
s members in our creative capacity to transform and heal from living in a violent and imbalanced society. Instead of turning to the state, we drew on the streng
h and resources already in our community to end sexual assault and bu
safer, healthier relations among and between activists.
From: The Chrysalis Collective. A group of womyn and trans folk of color with experience organizing aroun
reproductive justice, queer health, racial justice, gender justice, youth issues, i
migration rights, and food justice.
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We envision a world where everyday people can intervene in incidences of child sexual
abuse in ways that
not only meet immediate needs such as stopping current violence, securing safety and taking accountability for harm; but that also
prevent future violence and harm by actively cultivating things such as healing, accountability and resiliency for all — survivors, bystanders, and those who have abused others.
From: The Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC) / Oakland, California, a community collective of individuals working to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse.
Integrity and authentic connection
Humility and courage
Responsibility and accountability
Sharing and sustainability
Transformation and growth
Liberation and possibility
Personal and systemic transformation
Building through relationship and trust
Building relationships in service of liberation
Showing up for each other out of duty and choice.
Proactively taking accountability
Prioritizing our relationships with ourselves and each other over action or goals
Encouraging decentralized growth
Holding the humanity and dignity of everyone
Holding contradictions and complexity
Practicing transparency while holding confidentiality
Engaging in personal growth and healing work outside of group
Collective action and collective leadership
Challenging oppressive dynamics in the service of connection and trust
Engaging in conflict openly and honestly
Putting the work first, keeping it moving forward
Individual and collective reflection and adaptation
Expressing gratitude and appreciation
EXERCISE WITH HANDS, COMMUNITARY SKILLS,
Draw your hand in a piece of paper and try to answer inside each finger this questions:
1) natural skills / personality / roles you use to play in collective conflicts?
2) can you remember a (past/first/important) conflict/problem ?
4) wich skills you have adquired / tools you have to deal now as an adult / migrant
5) there is an on-going problem in your collective, family or Collective Conditions sessions you want to work with it
The power is inside of us, the feminine (the feminst) awakeness, I am the power, I am the heaven, I am the energy.
Chicana Feminism - Borderlands -- Dealing with: Immigration, Segregation, Having two tongues, Two Nationalities, Two ways of oppression or patriarchy,
Chrysalis Collective - Based in Belgrave, Australia
What kinds of protocols are in place to establish a transformative justice practice?
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Not afraid to propuse solutions in an experimental way
: stay calm, motor energy 'this is what we have to do'
Protect people inside institutions (hide
while being present
, deep cover: undertaking work underground
,needs help to finish
Good at starting
Proposing alternative perspective to see things
Sharing and distribution
(ressources, information, tasks)
Participation of all - Social skills
finding practical solutions
emotions are mystery
a dominant point of view
, I don't know what it
is like to be oppressed
desire to show solidarity
very full energy ressources, aware of my own privileges
people listen to me
e one-on-one situation
only in one-on-one situations
fear of patronizing attitudes in conflicts
Good to connect people
Good to connect topics
I'm no afraid to be smashed
Dealing with testosterone
Humor as a way to disarm conflict
I don't use to say people what to do it, but to help them to reflect
and find solution themselves
I talk in a simple way
/ leveling the discussion
practise in de-escalating in heated situation
with people I know
middle position between lot of people that do not always like each other
up for challenges
likes organising things
: psychotic /mental illnesses
good at finding loopholes (way to use system for what it was not intended for), think creatively
empathize with anyone, also people 'you should not' empathize with
people think I'm calm
Conflict to work with:
- older man crossing the line of youngsters admiring him, how to asnwer him so that he hears it - subtle tone of him makes it difficult
- growing public presence of hate, intolerance, racism, ecology
- ideological, move from radical leftist to ideological 'mutual' (?) environments, frustration of being the trouble maker, attention/energies towards 1 person instead of towards the group, weird dynamics what do you speak from and who do you speak to
- sexual harassment in the street, slow reaction, threw stones - to understadn when something is a limit, not being afraid to say this is my limit - women in patriarchal society & private life
- how ot create family/friend like structure where there is commitment and places of suuport for pain issues, without producing familiar violence