Mutual aid justice: Beyond survival

Mutual Aid Justice: Beyond Survival

Mutual Aid Justice: Beyond Survival




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What does mutual aid 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. Recorded on the eve of New York City’s “stay at home” order, this far-ranging conversation with renowned poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and anti-violence trainer Ejeris Dixon resonates in the time of Covid-19 as families sheltering at home face a spike in domestic violence.



In This Episode


Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, poet, educator and activist


Ejeris Dixon, anti-violence trainer and organizer





Want To Learn More About Mutual Aid and Transformative Justice?


Watch or listen to New Justice: A World Beyond Prisons








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