Thursday, April 9th
3 :00 - 5:00 pm

Transformative Justice:
Community Coping with COVID

Facilitated by Margaret Goldman

Image Credit: from “Fumbling Towards Repair: A Workbook for Community Accountability Facilitators” by Mariame Kaba & Shira Hassan

Transformative justice brings us back to indigenous ways of knowing, communicating and building community. Though transformative justice circles may be used to resolve conflict, more generally they promote love, care, healing and transformation. This transformative justice circle will offer a space for us to check in with each other in the midst of a pandemic and work together to create a virtual vault of coping strategies for managing our minds, bodies, spirits and families during this crisis.

A central focus of COLA has been building and supporting our graduate student community, particularly those of us who have been disproportionately impacted both by unfair wages and by the hardships and displacement associated with COVID. Transformative justice highlights the forms of knowledge and the material, intellectual and emotional resources that exist among us, so we may push towards a future unburdened by oppressive institutions and capitalistic systems.  


The people’s university. 
Think tank for resistance movements 
Training school for a new generation of university labor organizers.

About the strike


Public education free and accessible for everyone - without student debt.
Critical thinking and skills - not bound to the imperatives of the market.
Communities of care and shared struggle - not competition for grades & grants.
Brilliance - without ‘experts’.

Learn your power to organize personal and social transformation.
Decolonize, democratize, queer, and abolish the university.