New York City's Transformative Justice Hub, a new container for people interested in transformative justice and community accountability, launched this fall.
Folks are independently organizing times to read and study TJ together in New York City and beyond. Click through to Resources for those events!
If you + your pod or org want TJ Rx Lab time/ practice + guidance in your TJ Process, remember that you must fill out our expectations and intake form. TJ Rx Lab is a space where people involved in Community Accountability processes or those working to develop them can come and get guidance, consultation, and space to process + practice. The labs will include TJ practitioners who can offer consulting, as well as general peer support. Participants in the labs must also come in pods (groups of at least 3 people) to build the TJ practice of working in community with others and to ensure that people engaged in the work are not doing so alone.
Our third event was Saturday, January 25 from 12-3:00pm. The focus of the workshop (12-3pm) was 'How to Make a Good Apology'.
In this workshop, we drew on decades of work done by Just Practice and the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective, to offer tools and practices for addressing harm we’ve inflicted and cultivating space for healing by making a good apology. We discussed taking responsibility for harm that we cause as an opportunity to practice accountability and community nurturance. Instead of avoiding conflict and the wounds we've caused within our communities and movement spaces, we talked about ways that we learn to sit with our own complicated emotions, discern what responsibility is ours to take, and offer an apology without any expectations of others.
Our second event was Saturday, November 23rd from 12-5:30pm. The focus of the workshop (12-2pm) was Conflict Transformation. Registration was HERE .
In this workshop, we worked with the New York Peace Institute. We discussed conflict theory and practiced conflict transformation techniques that can be used not only for mediation, but in everyday situations and longer community accountability processes.
On September 28th we launched the NYC TJ Hub with a Pod Mapping workshop with Mia Mingus from the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective.
Almost 100 people participated in the Pod Mapping workshop from 12-2:30. Folks then used the remaining time to work on developing pods in their own lives. We encouraged those who will use the "lab" or TJ Rx portion of the upcoming workshops to come with their pod members!