What does it look like in the Justice sphere? If you don’t want to call the cops, what else can you do? Many people turn to transformative justice for help. In the nation that incarcerates more people than any other on earth, there are many reasons why a person might not want to call 911. Undocumented, sick, over-policed, dependent on or in love with an abuser? In this episode, Laura talks with the editors of the just-released book, Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement. Transformative justice applies the principles of mutual aid to justice. It seeks to resolve violence for the long term at the peer-to-peer, grassroots level by looking for resolution, not punishment, and relying on community, not the system. Music in the Middle: New Yorkers at home applauding essential workers from their windows. It’s a daily ritual at 7pm to show appreciation while staying at a distance. And that appreciation is growing louder by the day!
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You can find more information on my guests Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, anti-violence trainer Ejeris Dixon, and the book they’ve edited Beyond Survival: Strategies and Stories from the Transformative Justice Movement at our website. And if you’re part of our Patreon community, we’ll include a link to that SKILL SET FOR SURVIVAL Ejeris mentioned - as well as more in our episode notes at Patreon.com/theLFShow. You do not have to contribute money, but we hope you will. For as little as $3 or $5. monthly you partner with us to report on how we might move from here to a better future for all.