What we read, listen to and watch is decided as a collective. Open access and free resources are prioritised wherever possible. Below are some of the things that we intend to look at/have found helpful that you may wish to use to organise your own responses to harm in your community. Feel free to submit recommendations.
A World Without Walls: Stopping harm & abolishing the prison industrial complex a discussion with Mimi Kim, Morgan Bassichis, Felipe Hernandez, RJ Maccani, Gaurav Jashnani, Bench and Jenn Peters-Golden (The Abolitionist)
Abolition is a horizon Beyond Prisons podcast episode with Sarah K. Tyson. Explores the contradiction between anti-violence work and its reliance on the criminal punishment system.
Accountability Handbook by the DIY Space for London Accountability Working Group (DSFL AWG)
Against Equality: Queer Challenges to the politics of inclusion – Resources on Prison
Building Accountable Communities Project promotes non-punitive responses to harm by developing resources for transformative justice practitioners and organizing convenings and workshops that educate the public. Contains useful resources including videos and webinars.
Communities Against Rape & Abuse (CARA) – ‘Taking Risks: Implementing grassroots community accountability strategies‘ (16 pages)
Generation FIVE ‘Section One: Why is Transformative Justice Necessary for Liberation?’ in Toward Transformative Justice, sections 1.1-1.3 (p. 5-12) (7 pages)
INCITE! Organising for Community Accountability Factsheet (2 pages)
Lauren Caulfield – Winston Churchill report ‘To research community-based safety projects and strategies to combat gender violence – USA‘
Mariame Kaba interviewed by adrienne maree brown and Autumn Brown. The Practices We Need: #metoo and Transformative Justice Part 2. How to Survive the End of the World (Podcast, 59:48)
Mia Mingus – Transformative Justice: A brief description (3 pages)
Transforming Harm Summary statement of completed community accountability process at BYP 100
Transforming Harm: Experiments in Accountability – Video and transcript of online discussion with Stas Schmiedt, Lea Roth, and Mariame Kaba, 25 October 2019
Transforming Violence: Restorative Justice, Violent Crime and an End to Mass Incarceration Video of Webinar with Danielle Sered, Zehr Institute for Restorative Justice held on 12 December 2018
The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting partner violence in activist communities zine created by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
What is accountability? Video of a panel discussion featuring Shannon Perez-Darby, Esteban Kelly, RJ Maccani, Mia Mingus, Sonya Shah, and Leah Todd. Moderated by Piper Anderson. Recorded at Building Accountable Communities: A National Gathering on Transforming Harm on April 27, 2019 at Barnard College, NYC.
We also look to already existing curriculum, reading lists and resource hubs for resources and inspiration
Bay Area Transformative Justice Collective – Transformative Justice Study Readings (2016)
Community Accountability for Survivors of Sexual Violence Toolkit created by Jane Hereth & Chez Rumpf as part of the Shifting from Carceral to Transformative Justice Feminism Conference at DePaul University 8 March 2014 Download
ICOPA 2018 Abolitionist Futures – Abolition Reading Group – Reading list
Support New York – Our accountability process curriculum ‘a template of the curriculum Support New York uses when doing an accountability process with someone who perpetuated harm. It addresses issues related to intimate partner and sexual violence from a d.i.y., anti-authoritarian perspective, and (in tandem with any specific requests made by the survivor) is intended to help perpetuators of violence examine harmful behaviors and take responsibility for transforming them’
Toronto Learning-To-Action Community Accountability/Transformative Justice Reading Group – Reading list
Transform Harm – a resource hub about ending violence created by Mariame Kaba and designed by Joseph Lublink