YNPNsd January Book Club: Conflict Is Not Abuse
Join us for a meaningful, FREE discussion with guest facilitator Jeremy Bloom (2016 SDLA Fellow) on the difference between conflict and abuse and how conflating the two produces a culture of scapegoating.
We'll be diving into a book written by Sarah Schulman, a lesbian writer and radical social activist. In Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility, and the Duty of Repair, Sarah reveals how punishment replaces personal and collective self-critism, and shows why difference is so often used to justify cruelty and shunning. Get ready to go deep and take a look at how we currently deal with personal and collective traumas and what we can do better! These are lessons that have the power to positively affect our relationships, our workplaces, and our political spaces.
Come on out to Babycakes for some great cupcakes (on us!), cocktails, and conversation!
Warning: This book delves into all types of conflict and abuse and may be triggering for those who suffer from PTSD associated with past trauma(s).