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Transformative Justice 101

  • Asian American Advancing Justice- Los Angeles 1145 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90017 United States (map)

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Mia Mingus is back in Los Angeles for a Transformative Justice 101 training. This is the same as the event some of you were able to attend for the Long Beach community on March 8th earlier this year.

EVENT: Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA (Community Room), 1145 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90017
Light refreshments provided
Free parking on roof

How do we respond to violence within our own communities without turning to the police or other state systems? This teach-in will offer a basic introduction and overview to the core concepts of transformative justice and community accountability (TJ/CA). It will be a space for participants to learn about what TJ/CA is and how to begin thinking about community-based responses to violence.

MIA MINGUS is a community educator and organizer working for disability justice and transformative justice. She is a queer disabled korean woman transracial and transnational adoptee and a core-member of the Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective (BATJC), a local collective working to build and support transformative justice responses to child sexual abuse. She works for community, interdependency and home for all of us, not just some of us, and longs for a world where disabled children can live free of violence, with dignity and love. Mia's current project is The Living Bridges Project, an anonymous story-collecting project documenting collective responses to child sexual abuse. Her writings can be found at her blog, Leaving Evidence:

"Because it is easy to hate a white police officer, but what do we do when the violence and abuse is coming from people who look like us? People we rely on? People we love? What do we do when the violence is happening inside of our homes, our relationships, our communities? Inside of our political groups, collectives, organizations and movements?" - Mia Mingus

CREATIVE INTERVENTIONS is committed to providing resources for everyday people to end interpersonal violence. Current activities center around building grassroots community capacity to create alternatives to criminal justice and service-only responses to violence. See for more information.


Later Event: August 18
White People for Racial Justice