Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities

Author: Ching-In Chen,Jai Dulani,Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781849352628

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

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A brave, urgent, and roaring response to silence.
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Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities

Author: Ching-In Chen,Jai Dulani,Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896087941

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 325

View: 5195

Breaking a dangerous silence, this highly anticipated collection ?needs to be read by all activists” (Feminist Review).
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Victims, Gender, and Emotions in Organization and Community Context

Author: Patricia Yancey Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113605698X

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

View: 7378

Despite the proliferation of rape crisis centers and other improvements in the treatment of rape victims over the past 20 years, many victims still find themselves the victims of what has been called a "second rape" by doctors, lawyers, judges, police, and administrators that process them. This book takes a critical look at the organizations and officials that process rape victims to see how the structure of their respective organizations often prevent them from providing responsive care.
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Feminism, Philosophy, and the Law

Author: Leslie Francis

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271038162

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 2003

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The Gender Entrapment of Battered, Black Women

Author: Beth Richie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325419

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 466

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair

Author: Sarah Schulman

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551526441

Category: History

Page: 288

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From intimate relationships to global politics, Sarah Schulman observes a continuum: that inflated accusations of harm are used to avoid accountability. Illuminating the difference between Conflict and Abuse, Schulman directly addresses our contemporary culture of scapegoating. This deep, brave, and bold work reveals how punishment replaces personal and collective self-criticism, and shows why difference is so often used to justify cruelty and shunning. Rooting the problem of escalation in negative group relationships, Schulman illuminates the ways cliques, communities, families, and religious, racial, and national groups bond through the refusal to change their self-concept. She illustrates how Supremacy behavior and Traumatized behavior resemble each other, through a shared inability to tolerate difference. This important and sure to be controversial book illuminates such contemporary and historical issues of personal, racial, and geo-political difference as tools of escalation towards injustice, exclusion, and punishment, whether the objects of dehumanization are other individuals in our families or communities, people with HIV, African Americans, or Palestinians. Conflict Is Not Abuse is a searing rejection of the cultural phenomenon of blame, cruelty, and scapegoating, and how those in positions of power exacerbate and manipulate fear of the "other" to achieve their goals. Sarah Schulman is a novelist, nonfiction writer, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and AIDS historian, and the author of eighteen books. A Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellow, Sarah is a Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island. Her novels published by Arsenal include Rat Bohemia, Empathy, After Delores, and The Mere Future. She lives in New York.
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Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement

Author: Jennifer Patterson

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 1626012725

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Often pushed to the margins, queer, transgender and gender non-conforming survivors have been organizing in anti-violence work since the birth of the movement. Queering Sexual Violence: Radical Voices from Within the Anti-Violence Movement locates them at the center of the anti-violence movement and creates a space for their voices to be heard. Moving beyond dominant narratives and the traditional “violence against women” framework, the book is multi-gendered, multi-racial and multi-layered. This thirty-seven piece collection disrupts the mainstream conversations about sexual violence and connects them to disability justice, sex worker rights, healing justice, racial justice, gender self-determination, queer & trans liberation and prison industrial complex abolition through reflections, personal narrative, and strategies for resistance and healing. Where systems, institutions, families, communities and partners have failed them, this collection lifts them up, honors a multitude of lived experiences and shares the radical work that is being done outside mainstream anti-violence and the non-profit industrial complex.
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Author: Ching-In Chen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780932716866

Category:

Page: 81

View: 1906

"investigates female and genderqueer lineage via labor smuggling and trafficking. Juxtaposing communal memory and voices from Asian, African and indigenous communities in the Americas, set in a speculative future; where voices simultaneously inhabit their own spaces and share pathways, a theme developed through white space and page"--
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A Novel in Poems

Author: Ching-In Chen

Publisher: Artoi Books

ISBN: 9780980040722

Category: Fiction

Page: 119

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Author: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Publisher: Tsar Publications

ISBN: 9781894770699

Category: Poetry

Page: 97

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In Love Cake, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha explores how queer people of colour resist and transform violence through love and desire. Refusing to forget the traumas of post 9/11 Islamophobia, and Sri Lanka's civil war, Love Cake documents the persistence of survival and beauty - especially the dangerous beauty found in queer people of colour's lives. Piepzna-Samarasinha maps the complicated, luscious joy of reclaiming the body and sexuality after abuse, examines a family history of violence with compassion, and celebrates the beautiful resistance of queer people of colour in love and home-making.
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A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home

Author: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551526018

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 5734

Lambda Literary Award finalist In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha ran away from America with two backpacks and ended up in Canada, where she discovered queer anarchopunk love and revolution, yet remained haunted by the reasons she left home in the first place. This passionate and riveting memoir is a mixtape of dreams and nightmares, of immigration court lineups and queer South Asian dance nights; it reveals how a disabled queer woman of color and abuse survivor navigates the dirty river of the past and, as the subtitle suggests, "dreams her way home." Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's poetry book Love Cake won a Lambda Literary Award.
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Author: Jim Tyler

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1903706904

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 6479

This invaluable book describes, in step-by-step detail, the entire VW Beetle restoration process. In addition to thorough coverage of bodywork repair, it will tell you how to restore and repair trim and mechanical components.
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Author: Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha

Publisher: Mawenzi House/Tsar Publishers

ISBN: 9781927494509

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Bodymap continues Leah's long term meditation on survival and what it means to be a queer woman of colour living in North America, while also striving to document small moments of the body's resistance, memory, and legacy. Bodymap is divided into five sections. Evidence opens with poems that document transformative love and desire through a queer partnership's evolution and dissolution, in complexity and joy. Crip World contains poems exploring sick and disabled queer experience through body stories and small moments. Hard Girls is a mapping of tough femininity in the bodies of the poet, and her lovers and comrades. Wrong Is Not Yours contains the political, from the struggles of friends crossing the border to the choice made in claiming a long Sri Lankan name; this section ends with a series of odes to Toronto. What kind of ancestor do you want to be? The final section, explores ancestry and queer parenting.
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An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others

Author: Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458767965

Category: Self-Help

Page: 456

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This book is for all those who notice that they are not the people they once were or who are being told that by their families, friends, colleagues, or pets. Laura van Dernoot Lipsky takes a deep and sympathetic look at the many ways the stress of dealing with trauma manifests itself: feelings of helplessness and hopelessness, diminished creativity, chronic exhaustion, cynicism, and a dozen more.To keep from being overwhelmed, we need to respond to suffering in a thoughtful, intentional way-not by hardening our hearts or by internalizing others' struggles as our own but by developing a quality of compassionate presence. This is trauma stewardship. To help achieve this, Lipsky offers a variety of simple and profound practices, drawn from modern psychology and a range of spiritual traditions, that enable us to look carefully at our reactions and motivations and discover new sources of energy and renewal. She includes interviews with successful trauma stewards from different walks of life and even uses New Yorker cartoons to illustrate her points. "We can do meaningful work in a way that works for us and for those we serve," Lipsky writes. "Taking care of ourselves while taking care of others allows us to contribute to our societies with such impact that we will leave a legacy informed by our deepest wisdom and greatest gifts instead of burdened by our struggles and despair."
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The INCITE! Anthology

Author: INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373440

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The editors and contributors to Color of Violence ask: What would it take to end violence against women of color? Presenting the fierce and vital writing of organizers, lawyers, scholars, poets, and policy makers, Color of Violence radically repositions the antiviolence movement by putting women of color at its center. The contributors shift the focus from domestic violence and sexual assault and map innovative strategies of movement building and resistance used by women of color around the world. The volume's thirty pieces—which include poems, short essays, position papers, letters, and personal reflections—cover violence against women of color in its myriad forms, manifestations, and settings, while identifying the links between gender, militarism, reproductive and economic violence, prisons and policing, colonialism, and war. At a time of heightened state surveillance and repression of people of color, Color of Violence is an essential intervention. Contributors. Dena Al-Adeeb, Patricia Allard, Lina Baroudi, Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), Critical Resistance, Sarah Deer, Eman Desouky, Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo, Dana Erekat, Nirmala Erevelles, Sylvanna Falcón, Rosa Linda Fregoso, Emi Koyama, Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez, maina minahal, Nadine Naber, Stormy Ogden, Julia Chinyere Oparah, Beth Richie, Andrea J. Ritchie, Dorothy Roberts, Loretta J. Ross, s.r., Puneet Kaur Chawla Sahota, Renee Saucedo, Sista II Sista, Aishah Simmons, Andrea Smith, Neferti Tadiar, TransJustice, Haunani-Kay Trask, Traci C. West, Janelle White
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Author: Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Publisher: Tsar Publications

ISBN: 9781894770293

Category: Poetry

Page: 73

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Poetry. Gay & Lesbian Studies. Asian Studies. This long-awaited first collection of poetry by queer Sri Lankan writer and spoken-word artist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is full of the stories we've been waiting for. Tracing bloodlines from Sri Lanka's civil wars to Brooklyn and Toronto streets, these fierce poems are full of heart and guts, telling raw truths about brown girl border crossings before and after 9/11, surviving abuse, mixed-race journeys and high femme rebellions. Consensual Genocide celebrates our survival and marks our rebel memories into history. "Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha's words leap off the page--urgent, sumptuous writing that demands, and deserves, a wide audience. I'm listening"--Anna Camilleri.
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Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex

Author: INCITE!

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373009

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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A trillion-dollar industry, the US non-profit sector is one of the world's largest economies. From art museums and university hospitals to think tanks and church charities, over 1.5 million organizations of staggering diversity share the tax-exempt 501(c)(3) designation, if little else. Many social justice organizations have joined this world, often blunting political goals to satisfy government and foundation mandates. But even as funding shrinks, many activists often find it difficult to imagine movement-building outside the non-profit model. The Revolution Will Not Be Funded gathers essays by radical activists, educators, and non-profit staff from around the globe who critically rethink the long-term consequences of what they call the "non-profit industrial complex." Drawing on their own experiences, the contributors track the history of non-profits and provide strategies to transform and work outside them. Urgent and visionary, The Revolution Will Not Be Funded presents a biting critique of the quietly devastating role the non-profit industrial complex plays in managing dissent. Contributors. Christine E. Ahn, Robert L. Allen, Alisa Bierria, Nicole Burrowes, Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA), William Cordery, Morgan Cousins, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, Stephanie Guilloud, Adjoa Florência Jones de Almeida, Tiffany Lethabo King, Paul Kivel, Soniya Munshi, Ewuare Osayande, Amara H. Pérez, Project South: Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide, Dylan Rodríguez, Paula X. Rojas, Ana Clarissa Rojas Durazo, Sisters in Action for Power, Andrea Smith, Eric Tang, Madonna Thunder Hawk, Ije Ude, Craig Willse
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Boundary Setting, Self Care and Social Change

Author: Cristien Storm

Publisher: Bookbaby

ISBN: 9781483566689

Category: Self-Help

Page: 178

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What happens when a collection of artists, musicians, and activists grapple with the violent assault and murder of one of their friends? What happens when they refuse to give in to fear and focus their anger and pain on ways to imagine self-defense as a revolutionary tool for social justice? For over two decades, Cristien Storm has grappled with these questions as a self-defense instructor, writer, therapist, activist, survivor, partner, friend, and community member. As a co- founder and former Executive Director of Home Alive, an anti-violence organization that offers self-defense and boundary setting classes on a sliding scale formed in response to the brutal rape and murder of singer Mia Zapata, Cristien Storm developed self-defense programs that recognize the link between the concepts of self-defense and social change. Living in Liberation outlines this innovative and radical approach to self-defense that challenges those practicing boundary setting and self-care to see themselves not simply as individuals but also as local, national, and global community members. Living in Liberation argues that responses to violence can and should embody boundary setting, self-care, and self-defense skills that interrupt victim-blaming, fear-based approaches and locate healing within the social context of community. Living in Liberation roots boundary setting and self-care in larger visions of happier and healthier communities, all the while holding on to the complexities of individual safety and social justice. There are many books on boundaries. Most of them have good skills to share. What Living in Liberation offers that is unique is a simple, direct approach to boundaries and boundary setting that reflects the complexity of the world we live in while offering practical tools. This book looks deeply at how oppression (racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, ageism) and privilege impact the context and interpersonal environments in which our boundary setting occurs. Living in Liberation looks beyond physical self-defense and individual safety to important issues connected with setting, maintaining, and negotiating personal boundaries within larger social context and makes links and connections between self-care, community care, social justice, healing from individual and collective trauma, and social change. Living in Liberation is a practical reference on how to set boundaries, limits and negotiate interpersonal needs and wants in a variety of contexts and conditions. The book offer readers suggestions on how to set boundaries, create self-care goals, identify and address challenges, and understand the complexity of intuition as part of self-defense. In addition, readers are invited to explore larger social context and form their own connections between self-care, community care, social justice, and social change. Storm also includes exercises culled from years of developing and facilitating anti-violence and boundary setting curricula as well as her experience working with trauma survivors as a mental health therapist. Living in Liberation is an important reference for readers looking for boundary setting skills as well as a practical resource for those who wish to dive deeper into considering self-care and social change. This book is for any one who has ever struggled with boundaries and everyone who wants to not only improve their relationships, but work to make a better world. The book is a great resource for support, discussion or study groups.
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A Parallel, Political Journey with Men who Have Abused

Author: Alan Jenkins

Publisher: Russell House Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781905541409

Category: Psychology

Page: 187

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This book is a practical guide for counselors and therapists who work in the field of interventions with men who have engaged in violence or sexual abuse towards partners and family members. The book argues that intervention practices must move beyond attempts to coerce, confront, or educate a seemingly unwilling or unmotivated man. Instead, it offers respectful intervention practices, necessitating a parallel journey by the therapist, which includes: assisting men in finding an ethical basis and the means to cease abusive behavior and to develop new ways of relating * being informed by political, rather than psychological, metaphors of explanation and understanding * seeing intervention in terms of power relations and practices within families and communities, and within the institutional, statutory, and therapeutic settings in which men participate * moving to a restorative project which promotes the cessation of violence and abuse; promotes the restitution for harm done to individuals, community, and culture; and promotes a reclamation of a sense of integrity for the person who has abused. The book argues that such a parallel journey acknowledges the political nature of the intervention, which shifts the emphasis of the intervention away from an "us and them" attitude, and has a far more substantial impact in assisting clients to challenge abusive behavior, compared to other practice methods or techniques for intervention. The book is organized in five parts - with four case studies being revisited throughout, from initial engagement through to restitution and family restoration - which: detail invitational theory concerning the nature and politics of violence, resistance, and restorative practice * outline the paradigm for invitational practice, including practices for addressing restraints, establishing an ethical foundation, and addressing abusive practices * present a map with guidelines for an ethical journey, and practices for facilitating this journey in the context of an restorative project * concern invitational context within a relationship and family context * outline a collaborative invitational process for evaluation of goal attainment by men who have abused. Becoming Ethical builds on the invitational model, introduced by Alan Jenkins in his book Invitations to Responsibility (Dulwich, 1990), which has sold over 20,000 copies.
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