What We Mean When We Say Free Them All: Lessons from the Social Justice Initiative
Violence takes many forms. We see governments systematize it against their citizens. We witness how it plagues our most personal relationships. We read it in the ways societies record or elide their histories. BCRW Social Justice Institute residents La Vaughn Belle, Mariame Kaba, and CeCe McDonald will bring into focus forms of violence that target black trans and non-trans women, girls, and femmes — including the effects of colonialism, slavery, and racialized criminalization — and suggest how to build transformative, survivor- led responses to state and interpersonal harm.