Workshop: Domesticating Violence and Justice Remade

When & Where
San Jose State University - Student Union
1 Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192
October 21, 2013 - 5:00pm
Contact
justice4trayvonsj [at] riseup.net
408 915 8729

Justice for Trayvon Martin - San Jose, will be yet again hitting SJSU Campus, bringing the Community to the Campus, and the Campus to the Community. Two Nights in a Row!!!

The Program:

Night One
SJSU Student Union, Almaden Room -
Black Brown Unity Round Table Discussion

Night Two
Pacifica Room, SJSU Student Union-
Community Skill Share

During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we will be bringing together a forum of discussion the complexity of Violence & Justice in America, in light of the tragedies of Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and most especially Marissa Alexander, in celebration of the overturning of her conviction and in mourning of the October 22nd Day of Action, around lives stolen by Police Brutality and Murder.

It is our fondest hopes that we can join together in sharing and learning from one another on how best to begin our collective work toward a more just and peaceful society, in which we need not fear for our lives and well being simply because of the color of our skin, gender or poverty.

What is Domesticating Violence?

"Domesticating Violence – is a mode of social being and relation (domestication) through violence. It is a totally engulfing process that penetrates all spheres of contemporary society and permeates all spaces of social relation, such as (but not limited to); our thoughts, behaviors, intimacies’, interactions, homes, families, communities, and politics. Thereby remolding these spaces and relations, not just as prone to violence, but violent in form and essence. A form whereby constant, directed, and systematic violence(s) are applied to disempower, regulate, condition, and discipline both populations and individuals into subservience and/or docility. In essence it is a material and political dynamic by which violence exists acceptably as constant “applied force” (or the threat thereof), to sustain a condition of permanent asymmetric power."

How does it differ from "Domestic Violence"?

Domesticating Violence differs from Domestic Violence, in the sense that what is today described as "domestic violence" is but a micro expression of the overall condition of Domesticating Violence that dominates American Society. It is our hope that we will be able to provide new foundations by which deeper discussions of the causal origins of violence as it relates to intimate relationships, racist colonialism, sexual difference, and poverty can result in a collaborative quest for justice, that actually works.