Building Accountable Communities

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Accountability is a familiar buzz-word in contemporary social movements, but what does it mean? How do we work toward it? Kiyomi Fujikawa and Shannon Perez-Darby will join us for an online discussion to explore models for building accountable communities for the purpose of healing and repair. What does it look like to be accountable to survivors without exiling or disposing those who do harm? A series of four short videos exploring these concepts will be available on our website in late September. This conversation will be framed by audience questions and moderated by Mariame Kaba.

Watch the videos, contribute questions here, and join us for an online conversation on October 26.

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.

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This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is preferred but not required. This is an online event. Please contact BCRW for additional accessibility needs.

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