The latest edition of Transformative, our quarterly newsletter for advocates & multi-disciplinary teams, is released for Fall 2021! With dedicated sections including Local Voices, Policy Spotlights, and Practices for Healing and Accountability, Systems Change Coordinator Tegan Swanson provides tools to foster change, accountability, and healing in our personal and professional communities. This issue features a spotlight on reproductive justice and the Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health, action to take on Critical Race & Gender Theory, and videos + critical questions on criminalization of survival.
The Moment of Truth statement, embraced by End Abuse and supported by coalitions across the country, insists that mainstream anti-violence advocacy must fundamentally transform to end the personal and collective traumas our movement purports to fight.
To do so, we believe it necessary that individual advocates, multidisciplinary teams, and policies must transform in tandem; from strategies historically rooted in violence as response to violence, toward a paradigm that recognizes and honors the intersectional lives of survivors, the partners who use violence against them, and the communities in which they are both beloved.
This journal means to offer personal & professional tools, resources, and ideas for advocates across Wisconsin to embody; for the systems that survivors must navigate to explore and adopt; for communities to urge their leadership consider seriously. This is neither fast nor easy work. It is not one-size-fits-all.