Update: After our pilot year, NYCTJH is in a stage of internal study and community-building until June 2021.
These aims are achieved through bi-monthly gatherings that include a political education workshop open to everyone, followed by TJ Rx lab time for those who have filled out a group intake.
12-2pm: Political Education Workshop
2:30-5:00: TJ Rx Lab
The political education workshops offer a specific skill, tool or issue relevant to TJ and CA work (e.g. pod mapping 101, conflict transformation, how to make a good apology).
The TJ Rx lab serves as a space where people involved in CA processes (or those working to develop them) can come and get guidance, consultation, and space to process. The labs will include TJ practitioners who can offer consulting, as well as general peer support. To participate in the labs, people will be asked to come in pods (groups of at least 2-3 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.
The TJ Rx lab portion of the Hub launched at our second event on November 23rd. In September 2020, we plan to outline our 2020-2021 offerings, including whether or not more TJ Rx labs will be made available for requests.
The NYCTJH orients all of our work from the following shared values, principles, and practices. We relied on ideas developed by BATJC and Creative Interventions to establish values, principles and practices for our formation:
We center ourselves in work to end sexual violence because we believe it is important enough to stand on its own as an area of focus. Our survival demands this. However, we know that the daily violence of racism/white supremacy, sexism/transphobia/patriarchy, classism/capitalism, and homophobia/heterosexism are the intersecting sources of sexual violence, the reasons it happens. If we want to end sexual violence, we must end these belief systems and the institutions that support them. We work to transform ourselves and our society along the way to clear a path for healthy, affirming cultures and communities.