True safety is strong communities,
not policing & prisons.
Healing Justice and Abolition
Healing justice means working at the individual and communal level to address the trauma and pain that has happened not only to us but also the land, our people and our ancestors.
Healing is a radical act of resistance that serves as a profound political exploration into liberation. It transforms us. We begin to embody resilience, creativity and imagination towards building a new world beyond the current systems of violence.
Our We Rise training offers a chance to connect personally with the ways criminalization has harmed our communities, begin to heal, and collectively envision something different. Participants learn concrete campaigning skills, and delve into the intersections of the criminal justice and immigration systems, developing a sense of shared struggle and long-term strategy to end them.
“My abolitionist dream is a society where compassion is prioritized and healing is communal, and everyone makes sure that they are leading with love and keeping all of us safe. I think it’s a place where Black people are free, and trans people are accepted and celebrated.”
– Justice, We Rise Participant
To learn more about our healing justice training programs, contact babatunde@firstname.lastname@example.org