oin hosts Maya Carey (they/them) and Stephanie Mobley (she/her) as they discuss the 2021 and the year ahead. They take a quick look back at 2020 and what they grew through and turn it around into what they want to grow into while sitting with the reality of their current social-political-emotional situation. Offering up the words and wisdom of famed feminist thinker and cultural critic, Adrienne Maree Brown, they expand upon her book "We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice" to look at the complex issues related to cancel culture and healing justice. Using the accountability apology model created by Mia Mingus, they expand upon Brown's dive into cancel culture and pull out useful tools towards practicing accountability and repairing harm in 2021. With conversation rooted in the themes of transformative justice and abolition, they work on envisioning the future they want-- a future that moves away from cancel-culture and rather is steeped in radical accountability and survivor centered approach. From the differences between harm, abuse, and conflict to understanding accountability as a tool for cultural healing, Maya and Stephanie start this year with eyes wide open towards a future free from violence and full of healing.
Want to continue having conversations about social justice and literature? Join HopeWorks book club, Between the Lines: A Liberation Book Club, every 2nd and 4th Monday from 6:30-8pm est to discuss powerful and life changing works by women and femmes, queer and trans people, and BIPOC authors. Also, join HopeWorks in honoring Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by joining us in an author panel discussion called "Dating Hurts" where author, Bill Mitchel, shares the story of his daughter's tragic loss to dating violence and his journey as a parent advocating for healthy relationship. "Dating Hurts" will be held on zoom on February 25th from 7-9pm est. Keep up to date with HopeWorks and find out more about these events and register by visiting https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2f%2f%2fwearehopeworks.org%2fevents.&c=E,1,55zx8EehMtYBYQ1SEOfEcdRjFsVu176fHx-baicJL3NIoRcgJh0OKFxlmilVfg1OGYMZwhNj1VNpB7KMr5viK0Kll4Y9cceGX1nzQ_osD7d8&typo=0