“Another world is necessary. Another world is possible. Another world is happening.” – Grace Lee Boggs
This class will take a radical, or “to the root,” look at our concepts of conflict, harm, accountability, and safety. Guided by the framework of transformative justice, we will learn alternative methods to addressing harm in our community. We will explore various cases (both local and international!) of transformative justice in practice, and develop our own skills in practicing and organizing for a transformative model of justice. Together, we will dream a new world: a world without prisons or police, a world where our lowest moments don't define us, a world that gives us all the possibility to grow and flourish.