THE NYC TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE HUB SERVES THREE PRIMARY PURPOSES:

  1. Provide political education for anyone interested in transformative justice and community accountability
  2. Provide a space for people actively engaged in the work to process, and get consultations and support, and
  3. Provide more connectivity and visibility across groups doing TJ and CA work.

These aims are achieved through bi-monthly gatherings that will include a political education workshop open to everyone, followed by TJ Rx lab time for those who have filled out a group intake open to those engaged in the work. These gatherings will happen on Saturday afternoons.

HUB GATHERING FORMAT:

12-2pm: Political Education Workshop (Bring your lunch)

2-2:30: Break

2:30-5:00: TJ Rx Lab

POLITICAL EDUCATION:

The political education workshops offer a specific skill, tool or issue relevant to TJ and CA work. Our first event was pod mapping 101, our November event covers conflict transformation, and our January event covers how to make a good apology. We invite in suggestions for other possibilities and facilitators in topics like CA processes 101, communication skills, how to apologize, supporting survivors, de-escalation practices, mediation 101, circles 101, conflict style, uprooting patriarchy, and gender and consent.

TRANSFORMATIVE JUSTICE (TJ) RX LAB:

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. Our intake form is required for groups of you who need lab time to let us know about your organization and what specific support you are looking for so we can match you with someone who can help.