anti-authoritarian approaches to conflict resolution and transformation, and look at methods like mediation and restorative justice from an anarchist standpoint.
NYC Anarchist Bookfair Collective
Revolution in Conflict: Anti-Authoritarian Approaches to Resolving and Transforming Conflict and Harm
This workshop will explore anti-authoritarian approaches to conflict resolution and transformation, and will take a look at methods like mediation and restorative justice from an anarchist standpoint. While we will consider the long-term relevance of these options (replacing functions currently carried out by the state "after the revolution"), our main focus will be on strategies we can use immediately to resolve disputes within our personal and political communities, and to begin to decrease our dependence on the state for intervention in the aftermath of harm. We'll talk about the anarchist theoretical context for these strategies and about practical next steps in our communities for meeting our own conflict resolution and transformation needs.
This workshop will be presented by Danielle.
Danielle is a founding member of the Rock Dove Collective, a radical community health project in New York City. She is currently designing a pilot Restorative Justice project that will serve as a conduit into alternatives to incarceration for serious and violent offenders. She also works with young men returning from Rikers Island, and has engaged in anti- violent, empowerment-based programs with 'at-risk' youth since she was one herself. She has taught creative writing in prisons and jails in Illinois, Georgia, and New York. While in Atlanta, she created a project to teach conflict resolution through the arts in 'inner city' schools and juvenile detention centers, and did extensive gang intervention work in her community. She is currently part of a collective that offers trainings in consensus and facilitation, and has mediated conflicts using a variety of approaches for everything from two-person to large-scale community disputes.
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