"Transformative justice describes a systems approach to identifying root causes of conflict and responding to these as a community - including developing various harm-reduction processes to interpersonal violence within communities at the grassroots level rather than relying on punishment, incarceration, or policing." - Ejeris Dixon & Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
The movement for Black Lives (US) and against Black Deaths in Custody (Australia) has put defunding police and prison abolition firmly on the agenda. Many people have also been working to find responses to harm and oppressive behaviour (within social movements and in the broader society) that align with our values and vision for the future.
Two new resources on the Commons Library relate to these important themes:
"I want to invite us to get excellent at being in conflict… [to] generate small pockets of movements so irresistibly accountable that people come running towards us, expecting that they will be welcomed, flawed and whole, by a community committed to growth” - adrienne maree brown
Thanks to ET Smith, Commons volunteer, for contributing these two resources. Do you have additions? Or reflections on this question: How are social change movements within Australia incorporating transformative justice approaches? We want to hear from you!