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ONLINE: KAI CHENG THOM (TOR) – What is Loving Justice? Transforming Responses to Community Conflict

Aug. 16, 2021 + Aug. 18, 2021  — 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Mon.+ Wed.)
PWYC (Pay-what-you-can)
Open to artists of all disciplines
Language of instruction: English — French translation through chat available
Capacity: 10 people


CONTENT // Transformative Justice and Restorative Justice are becoming increasingly popular ideas in organizing, artistic, and social justice communities. But why are they important, and how do we develop the personal and interpersonal skills we need to make them a reality? Why is conflict so hard to transform into growth and healing, even when we are committed to the process? What are the practical, day to day strategies we can use to grow our conflict transformation skills? This workshop will explore the above questions from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens. Kai Cheng will share the Loving Justice framework, a somatic and spiritual lens on transformative justice concepts. The training will be given on August 16th, while August 18th will be a Q+A and group discussion.

This workshop is part of a three workshop series curated by Addendum collective. Addendum Actions Criticality with Care (AACC) is a process focused collective learning group formed in July 2020. The group members are Angie Cheng, Ellen Furey, Jon Cleveland, Kate Nankervis, Sasha Kleinplatz, Sonya Stefan and N. Zoey Gauld. A public discussion will follow the workshop series where workshop participants, members of the collective, and the general public are invited to come together.

BIO // Kai Cheng Thom is a trained mediator, conflict coach, and somatics practitioner based in Toronto/tkaronto.  She is the author of several books in various genres, including an essay collection on Transformative Justice.