The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice launched a new report ‘Healing Justice: Building Power, Transforming Movements’ which explores what healing justice is and how funders can most effectively support this work.
Healing justice is a framework that social justice organisers are using to work through the trauma they experience from their work combating violence. According to Astarea the report is ‘particularly relevant during this heightened time of anti-migrant, anti-Black, misogynist and anti-LGBTQI violence.’
‘Healing justice is an effective way to sustain movements when the onslaught is intense and ongoing. We cannot pay attention to movement-building without paying attention to the impact of this work on organisers. Healing is a technology and a tool that supports our movements to succeed and to sustain themselves on their own terms’ said J. Bob Alotta, Astraea’s Executive Director.
The report features a collection of stories, learnings and recommendations that lift up the resiliency and survival practices that centre the collective safety and wellbeing of communities.
Today, Astraea will be convening over 75 funders in New York to discuss how they can deepen philanthropic support for this work. The convening will be streamed live on their Facebook page.
Download and read the full report here.