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Building Your Pods: Practicing Healing-Centered Support & Accountability

Facilitator: Johanna DeBari
Audience: Community-based sexual/domestic violence advocates and educators and interested community members
Location: Alliance Training Room, 98 Pitkin St, East Hartford, CT 06108

In this workshop, we’ll engage in dialogue around our understandings of care, support, and accountability in regards to responding to harm. We will explore the healing-centered framework as a resource for intimate violence prevention and response, and supporting everyone impacted by this violence. Finally, we will practice pod-mapping as a tool for resourcing ourselves and those we love, when we need support, when we’ve done harm, and when we are supporting others. Overall, I hope this workshop inspires participants to see healing-centered support and accountability as valuable tools of intimate violence prevention and response.

Suggested Donation: $20; We are asking participants to pay what they can. No one will be turned away due to lack of funds. We are working with our partners at Mutual Aid Hartford to collect donations. To submit your donation on Venmo, donate to @MutualAidHartford and list “The People’s Saturday School” in the comments.

About the Facilitator:
Johanna DeBari (she/her) is a queer woman, an educator, facilitator, and scholar-practitioner working in the field of workforce equity in a community-based health center. She is committed to creating learning spaces outside of traditional schooling environments. She is passionate about creating space for everyone to learn and unlearn in community in pursuit of building a better world for everyone to have access to resources they need to succeed and thrive. She has a background as a survivor advocate, healing-centered educator, and restorative justice facilitator. She lives in northeastern Connecticut, with her daughter, partner, dog, and two cats.

Course Registration Link: http://bit.ly/spring2023courseregistration

For more information about the People’s Saturday School, check out our website: https://saturdaycooperative.org/