Creative and Transformative Approaches to Justice Work

Organised by Violence Against Women and Girls Research Group 

Speakers: Aviah Sarah Day, Birkbeck University; Kamilah Tomlinson, Counsellor/Psychotherapist ; Melanie Brazell, University of California.

Chair: Molly Ackhurst, Birkbeck University

molly has a practice-based background having worked in sexual violence support for many years. This combines with her extensive experience as an activist, writer, and facilitator with a number of different social justice groups. All her work is rooted around creative approaches to trauma and uses emergent arts based methods to foster direct action and everyday intervention. This approach feeds into molly’s academic work and she is currently undertaking a PhD in the Birkbeck Criminology department where she looks at justice and sexual violence. More specifically, her work explores the blockages that exist around imagining more transformative ways of supporting survivors obtain justice outside the criminal “justice” system in the UK.

Co-hosted with What Really Keeps Us Safe

What Really Keeps Us Safe

The “What Really Makes Us Safe?” Project began as an informal exchange between transformative justice practitioners responding to sexual and partner violence. Over the years, it grew into an interview project that became academic research, the results of which are presented here on the website as a movement resource and archive.

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