Building Accountable Communities

From TC Radical Calendar

Monday, July 1st

Boneshaker Books

2002 23rd Ave S

6:30 PM

“Accountability is a familiar buzz-word in contemporary social movements, but what does it mean? How do we work toward it? What does it look like to be accountable to survivors without exiling or disposing those who do harm?”

In fall of 2018, Kiyomi Fujikawa and Shannon Perez-Darby joined Mariame Kaba for an online discussion on these questions, exploring models for building accountable communities for the purpose of healing and repair. The presenters filmed the online discussion, with the encouragement for folks to host viewings and discussions. We are hosting this event as an informal group of folks who have been meeting over potlucks to talk about conflict engagement work in our communities. Please come out and talk about conflict and accountability with us on July 1st, and lets find ways together to continue the work and conversations.

There will be snacks and resource-sharing and a discussion after the screening. All ages welcome. Some content may be heavy, dealing with abuse and assault. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about accessibility, safety within this space, or other things. The meeting room at Boneshaker has no steps to enter and the path to the restrooms is also level.

About the Speakers

Kiyomi Fujikawa works within movements to end gender-based violence, organizing with Queer and Trans communities of color around preventing and responding to intimate partner violence and towards racial, gender and economic justice.

Shannon Perez-Darby has spent 12 years as a community advocate working within LGBTQ communities and communities of color to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. She is a queer, mixed Latina writer, survivor, community activist and author of the piece “The Secret Joy of Accountability: Self-accountability as a Building Block for Change” in the seminal book The Revolution Starts at Home. Shannon’s passion lies in supporting communities to actualize our dreams in our day-to-day lives.

Mariame Kaba is an organizer and an abolitionist, the founder of Project NIA, co-founder several organizations including of Survived and Punished, and a current BCRW activist in residence.