What really makes us safe? Laboratory for Alternatives to Police & Prisons

   Talking Community Accountability with U.S. author & activist Mai’a Williams   Launch Party for the “Was macht uns wirklich sicher?” Toolkit & Website   Healing Archives Exhibition -linocuts, audio installation, & screening of the film “yes”   Reading Lab Transformative Justice Kollektiv Berlin’s zine translation “Das Risiko wagen” & Mai’a Williams’ new anthology “Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines”… Read more →

This image has drawings inside of three circles. In one circle are hands coming out of and holding prison bars. In another circle is a radio tower emitting radio waves. In the third circle there is a rotary phone.

Interview for Prison Radio

Oldie but goodie. Check out our radio interview (in English) with Montreal-based Prison Radio, which has been on the air in Montreal for more than a decade. The show seeks to confront the invisibility of prisons and prisoner struggle, by focusing on the roots of incarceration, policing, and criminalization, and by challenging ideas about what prisons are and who ends… Read more →

“taking risks”: our zine now online!

          Our labor of love is now online:   a translation of Communities Against Rape and Abuse (CARA)’s foundational text on community accountability into German. Plus an introduction from our collective about the potentials and pitfalls of translating community accountability in our Berlin contexts.   Download and distribute widely! Read more →

“What would really make us safe?” Discussion, July 24th

  The State sells us safety in the form of borders, policing, and prisons. But… What would really make us safe?   Discussion with: Nadija Samour (jurist of color) Stephanie Klee (sex worker & activist, highlights-berlin.de) Sanchita Basu (ReachOut e.V.) Jennifer Petzen (Lesbenberatung e.V.)   Sunday, July 24th 7-9 pm Jockel Biergarten Ratiborstr. 14C 10999 Berlin   How can seemingly… Read more →

“Carceral Feminisms and Transformative Alternatives” Seminar

Because it is a pet project of mine to compare U.S. and German politics… Because the inspirations for alternatives to the criminal legal system for survivors of violence which we’ve found in community accountability were seeded and grown in U.S. soil… Because we want to seed and grow alternatives here in our Berlin soil, too…   …So we need to… Read more →

workshop during tcsd aktionswoche

hey ihr lieben,   the transgenialer christopher street day is coming up in berlin on june 23rd and we will be presenting a workshop about community accountability as part of the “action week” leading up to the big event… if you are interested in learning more about community accountability’s approach for transforming harm and oppression in your community, come on… Read more →

summer of justice

hey folkses,sorry for the english, first-off.  even though i finished my german test last month, i’m still saying “nein danke” to integration some days.  but really, genuine sorries if language blocks anyone’s ability to understand, please just send a mail for explanation.a lot of things are happening! and its only may… so welcome to town, summer of justice. 1.  übersetzungs… Read more →


community accountability imagines a world where survivor healing, prevention education, political activism, and perpetrator accountability are integrated.  and what we’ve got below is exactly that, happening in berlin and its neighboring cities in the next months : 1. a feminist movement & healing workshop in hamburg 2. a pro-sex, pro-consent discussion group from slut conspiracy 3. political theorizing and praxis… Read more →

Monday at FAQ Aktionswoche

We’re putting on a … Discussion about Community Accountability for Sexual Violence Monday, 18-20 Uhr   Check out FAQ’s site for the schedule for the entire Aktionswoche : including a drag workshop, vegan sushi, bike fixing, diy haircuts, and movies Where?  FAQ Laden Jonasstraße 40 12053 Berlin between the U8-Leinestr.  and the S/U-Hermannstr. Read more →