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Beyond Survival: Launch @ Seattle Public Library

February 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Join us for the Seattle launch of Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement with editors Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and contributors Shira Hassan and Mimi Kim.

Accessibility info: The space is wheelchair accessible including for powerchairs and scooters. We will maintain clear pathways so that mobility device users can move freely through the space. There are several multi-stall all gender restrooms and one all gender single stall restroom adjacent. So that community members with chemical injuries, asthma, cancer and other disability can attend, we ask attendees to refrain from wearing perfume, cologne and essential oils for the evening.

About the book: Afraid to call 911, but not sure what to do instead? Read this book! Beyond Survival collects tools, strategies and personal stories of the struggle to create safety, justice and accountability beyond the criminal justice system.

This long-awaited and deeply necessary book documents some of the work of the transformative justice movement- collecting everything from personal stories of successful interventions in abuse and violence to guides to being accountable if you’ve been abusive, from strategies to support folks having emotional crises without calling 911 to toolkits for creating safer party spaces and community safety zones from ICE. Along the way, there’s plenty of personal essays and reflections from long time organizers on the state of the movement, and visions for the future we’re building that will bring us all home.

Featuring writing, tools and interviews by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Kai Cheng Thom, Amita Swadhin, Audrey Huntley, Amanda Aguilar Shank, Janae E Bonsu of BYP100, Philly Stands Up (Esteban Kelly, Jenna Peters-Golden, Qui Dorian, Bench Ansfield and Beth Blum), Creative Interventions, Trans Lifeline, Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective, Oakland Power Projects, SOS Collective/Audre Lorde Project, Icarus Project/ Fireweed Collective, Raquel Lavina, Chris Lymbertos, RJ Maccani, Nathan Shara, Staci Haines, Georgia Latino Alliance For Human Rights, Mijente, Monica Sehovic Bowen Forrester, Elene Lam, Chanelle Gallant, Elisabeth Marie Long, Adrienne Maree Brown, Adrian Cole, Yalini Dream, Shira Hassan, Mariame Kaba and Mimi Kim.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Join the conversation on social media with the hashtag #BeyondSurvival. This event is made possible with support from the Seattle Public Library Foundation.


February 5
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Seattle Public Library
1000 4th Ave.
Seattle, CA 98104 United States
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