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AORTA Collective: Applying Transformative Justice in Campus Communities

Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Norman C. Craig Lecture Hall, Science Center 119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Applying Transformative Justice in Campus Communities: A Case Study in Addressing Sexualized Violence

Transformative justice is a framework that seeing individual and collective justice as interdependent when addressing violence in community. AORTA will explain this approach as an alternative to the traditional punitive system of the state, which perpetuates cycles of violence.

In this workshop we will discuss how campus communities can apply transformative justice practices when responding to violence. We will look at the processes Philly Stands Up uses to hold people who have caused harm in sexual assault situations accountable for their actions as an illustrative case study. In addition, we will go over key elements of establishing a community response to sexual assault, while honing in on helpful and relevant strategies to create more productive, healing and empowering spaces.

In order to truly support survivors of sexual assault, communities must work with people who have caused harm in ways that recognize our common humanity.

Presented by Lydia Pelot-Hobbs '07 and Esteban Kelly of AORTA, the Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance.

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Oberlin Student Cooperative Association
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Porter James

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