27 Interventional Healing & Accountability — BYP100 Healing & Safety Council (Je Naé Taylor & Kai M Green)

Welcome to part 2 of a 2-part conversation with Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100). This week, Healing and Safety Council members JeNaè Taylor & Kai M Green join us to talk about interventional healing and accountability practices - aka what to do when harm occurs in our organizations. They share about how they’ve built out intentional practices that anticipate potential harm, how they use role plays and scenarios to come to agreements and processes together before situations happen, and their commitment to supporting and including harm-doers in their restorative processes.

Check out conversation and practice 26 to hear our first conversation with BYP100, where we talked with (P) Ife Williams and Chris Roberts about preventional practices for healing and accountability.

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About our guests

BYP100’s Healing and Safety Council is a body of members dedicated to cultivating and supporting self-determined forms of healing, cultural production, and harm reduction. HSC exercises the conceptual tenants of the Healing Justice Framework; HSC activates this work through [a] Creative Healing Praxis which is focused on prevention, intervention, and transformation. This looks like the creation and provision of an ongoing base of preventative care modules, community based intervention to interpersonal conflict or violence, and transformative ritual through culture creation and visioning. More about BYP100.

Je Naé Taylor is a daughter of medicine folx and firefighters, and is living as a Black girl storyteller, shapeshifter and visionary. Je Naé is most curious about the practice of joy and the sustenance needed to live extraordinary.

Kai M Green is a Black trans educator, poet, and filmmaker from Deep East Oakland. Both Je Naé and Kai have been core members of the Healing & Safety Council of BYP100 since 2015.

Featured in the conversation

  • “Stay Woke, Stay Whole: A Black Activist Healing Manual” (1st edition), BYP100 Healing and Safety Council’s internal manual (not currently available to the public)

  • “Love With Accountability” documentary filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons http://www.lovewithaccountability.com/about-aishah/

Practice: Compartmentalizing in a Healthy Way

Check out the corresponding practice to join JeNaè Taylor for a simple but powerful personal practice to address conflict on your own timeline. Practice episodes always publish on Thursdays.

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