SFPIRG Transformative Justice Summer Series

A blue background with dashed yellow lines and the outlines of leaves and branches at the top. In a yellow rectangle, text reads “ Transformative Justice Summer Series: Organizing for police abolition, mutual aid & alternative community safety, Saturday July 3, 10, 17, 24.” At the bottom there are silhouettes of people rallying in black, and white text that reads “ASL available by request, see request deadlines.”

Register for one or all sessions through this form!

Join SFPIRG at our event series of 4 interactive workshops around transformative justice! This event series will help folks develop their knowledge and skills around organizing for transformative justice, mutual aid, and defunding the police. Together we will explore models for responding to harm without further violence and without the re-entrenchment of state violence through prisons and police. We will learn about alternatives to police and prisons, develop our skills to respond to crises without police, and organize for transformative change. Each session will be a mixture of discussion, brainstorming, skill-sharing, and panel or fishbowl discussions with those on the frontlines. 

This event series is presented by the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group (SFPIRG), the AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC), SFU Students of Caribbean and African Ancestry (SOCA), SFU Disability and Neurodiversity Alliance (SFU DNA), the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS), the UBC Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office (SVPRO), and the UBC Social Justice Centre (UBC SJC), made possible with generous support from Pivot Legal Society. 

Each session will be online from 10-5pm, with a 1-hour lunch break. Full list of sessions:

Register for one or all sessions through this form!

Accessibility

ASL interpretation is offered for this event series. You will be asked to indicate if you require this service when you register for free through this form. If no requests for ASL interpretation are received by the deadlines (listed below), this service will be cancelled.

  • Saturday July 3: Organizing for a police-free world 
    • Update: ASL interpretation confirmed
  • Saturday July 10: No Cops on Campus: imagining police-free universities & colleges
    • Update: ASL interpretation confirmed
  • Saturday July 17: No More “Wellness Checks”: building grassroots mental health first aid skills
    • Update: ASL interpretation confirmed
  • Saturday July 24: What’s My Place? Reflections & next steps in movement-building
    • ASL Request Deadline: noon Friday July 16

A Zoom link will be emailed to participants ahead of time.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that SFPIRG occupies unceded Indigenous land of Coast Salish peoples. Based on our current knowledge, this includes the territories of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7meshTsleil-WaututhKwikwetlemKwantlen, Katzie, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen nations. Unceded means this land was never surrendered, relinquished or handed over in any way. In this work around transformative justice, we recognize policing and carceral systems as part of the violence of settler colonialism, and thus we strive to bring forward anti-colonial analyses and to echo the demands of Indigenous folks for decolonization and land back.