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Movement Medicine: Building Radical Organisations
About the event
What are the ways we can innovate practices, policies and practices that help us sustain radical work while navigating hostile contexts?
- Thursday 20th October, 4-5:30PM BST – Project Tallawah
- Thursday 3rd November, 4-5:30PM GMT – Level Up
- Thursday 10th November, 4-5:30PM GMT – HJL
- Thursday 24th November, 4-5:30PM GMT – Systemic Justice
- December TBC – HJL workshop
Important: Please only register if you plan to attend/are available for all dates listed.
Skill sharing and peer hack with Project Tallawah, Level Up, Systemic Justice & Healing Justice Ldn: What are the ways we can innovate practices, radical organisational systems, policies and practices that help us sustain radical work while navigating hostile contexts and structures? What can we build from existing?
We balance the line of needing to build radical infrastructures that keep us well, resourced and safe, without re-institutionalising us. In this track we come together with peers and collaborators to skill share and workshop what systems, tools, processes and cultures we can build to help us move towards liberation in organisations. Across the sessions we have live case studies from organisations grappling with these issues, tension sharing what worked and opening space for where we can build towards better.
These sessions will be online with closed captioning available. If there are any access needs you’d like us to consider, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Facilitators
Project Tallawah is an emerging Black Feminist resourcing and community initiative based in the UK. Their journey began in late 2019, when a group came together to dream about what a ‘fund’ that is by us, for us, and with us…could be. Project Tallawah is led by and for Black/Global Majority women (BGM) who have been minoritised in the geopolitical North i.e. women who are defined in the UK policy context as Black and minority ethnic (BME) or who may also choose to define as Women of Colour (WOC).
Level Up envisions a world where people of all genders are loved and liberated from bodily and systemic violence. They are a feminist community campaigning for gender justice in the UK. They create digital tools and campaigns that interrupt cultural moments to fight for gender justice – like flying a plane banner over a football match to break the silence around rape in sports, pushing ITV to drop plastic surgery adverts from Love Island and producing the UK’s first media guidelines on reporting domestic abuse deaths.
Level Up are working towards a world where people of all genders are loved and liberated from bodily and systemic violence. They do this in their campaign coalitions, and through gathering with community like their monthly workshops on bystander intervention and intervening in police violence. Their movement includes feminists from a range of backgrounds and all genders, centering the voices and liberation of people who experience gender injustice: women, gender-nonconforming and trans people.
Systemic Justice is a new organisation that works to radically transform how the law works for communities fighting for racial, social, and economic justice. Centring affected communities in joint litigation, Systemic Justice works to broaden access to judicial remedies for those fighting for justice and equality. We are the first organisation in Europe that works with community partners on strategic litigation by taking a community-driven, intersectional approach; that is Black-led; and has a majority BPOC team. We approach our work through an intersectional lens, and across the digital and non-digital context. We work across three key areas to build and maintain the systems change that we need: building the power of organisations and movements fighting for justice and equality; launching community-driven litigation; and scaling impact by promoting equitable working models with the broader field of litigators.
Healing Justice Ldn
Healing Justice Ldn (HJL) builds community-led health and healing to create capacity for personal and structural transformation. We work on a community, structural and movement level to repair and build the conditions for health and healing justice that dignify and support all of us to be well. Using a multi-layered multi-systems approach and cultural strategy, we work to disarm the cycles of harm, ill-health and chronic unsustainability that oppression reproduces in our communities and social justice movements. We nurture cultures towards futures free from intimate, interpersonal and structural violence.