Beyond Survival: Toronto Launch @ Gladstone Hotel
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Join us for the Toronto release of Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement! Hosted by Another Story Books at Gladstone Hotel. Featuring reading and conversation by/with editors Ejeris Dixon and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and contributors Chanelle Gallant, Monica Forrester, Audrey Huntley, Elene Lam, Kai Cheng Thom.
Access info: The Gladstone Hotel is wheelchair accessible including for powerchairs, to enter and to access gender neutral bathrooms. ASL will be provided. So that community members with disabilities affected by chemicals and fragrance can attend, please leave off wearing perfume, cologne and essential oils for the evening. The Gladstone serves alcohol in an adjacent space, but is all ages. It is on the Queen St. streetcar and Dufferin bus lines. Dufferin busses are wheelchair accessible and lead to an accessible station.
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.