The U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives,Democracy at Work Institute, and NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives will hold an Introduction to Transformative Justice workshop in recogniton of the acute need for cooperative ecosystems to have the skills, support, and analysis to violent cultures and elevate a culture of consent.
Saturday, January 20, 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson Street Assembly Hall
New York, NY 10012
The workshop objectives are to:
- Ease participants into a Transformative Justice framework and provide accessible tools for its theory and praxis. Have participants leave with action steps, individually and possibly as a group.
- Use participatory education tools to strengthen leadership skills related to accountability work.
- Develop a robust analysis of “male supremacy” and “capitalism” and its role in fueling violent cultures.
- Lay out the nuts and bolts of doing “survivor support work” and “working with people who have perpetrated assault.”
- Offer educational tools for cooperative leaders to popularize consent in progressive spaces, including ongoing co-op education on the culture of consent and healthy engagements with communities with sex, boundaries, bodies and intimacy.
Esteban Kelly of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives (USFWC) and AORTA Co-op (Anti Oppression Resource & Training Alliance) will guide the workshop where you will explore why we use transformative justice practice, stories of how these practices have been used in the past, and concrete tools we can use in our own communities.
Esteban Kelly is in a unique position to guide this workshop, having worked on transformative justice and community accountability issues for 13 years as a facilitator at his worker co-op, AORTA, and especially as a volunteer member of the Philly Stands Up! Collective for 10 years.
Lunch and Spanish/English Interpretation will be provided. Childcare can be provided upon request.
This event is FREE.
For more information and/or to register, CLICK HERE.