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Beyond Survival: Los Angeles Launch @ Skylight Books
February 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us for the Los Angeles book launch for Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement, featuring readings and discussion by/with editors Ejeris Dixon Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and LA-based contributors Raquel Laviña and Amita Swadhin.
Access info: Skylight Books is wheelchair accessible, including for powerchairs and scooters. There are gender neutral, accessible bathrooms on site. So that folks with chemical disabilities, asthma and other chronic illnesses can attend, we ask folks to leave off 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.