May 26 2011 – Book launch: The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities

Toronto launch of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities

Thursday, May 26 — 6:30 PM doors open- 9 PM
Toronto Women’s Bookstore (73 Harbord St., Toronto ON – 416.922.8744 –

Come to the launch party for this long-awaited, beloved book!

Featuring readings, snacks, discussion and book signings
DJ’d by Syrus Ware
Editor Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and contributors Jessica Yee (Native Youth Sexual Health Network) and Juliet November will attend and read.

About the book:

Based on the popular zine that had reviewers and fans alike demanding more, The Revolution Starts at Home finally breaks the dangerous silence surrounding the “open secret” of intimate violence—by and toward caretakers, in romantic partnerships, and in friendships—within social justice movements. This watershed collection compiles stories and strategies from survivors and their allies, documenting a decade of community accountability work and delving into the nitty-gritty of creating safety from abuse without relying on the prison industrial complex.

Fearless, tough-minded, and ultimately loving, The Revolution Starts at Home offers life-saving alternatives for ensuring survivor safety while building a road toward a revolution where no one is left behind.

For more information:

ACCESS IS LOVE: We know TWB can get packed! We’re reserving seats for folks who need to sit due to disability and chronic illness/pain. TWB is wheelchair accessible to get in, but not the bathroom- this sucks, but every single space we looked at that was fully accessible was booked. We are prioritizing making space for chair users to be present comfortably and with room.

Fragrance free is hella love! So that beloved community members including the editor can be present without throwing up or having to leave, please come to this event fragrance free! This means no cologne, perfume, essential oil and also switching to unscented products. We know folks have a learning curve around this, but if you can ditch the scented (yup, even with ‘natural’ scents) detergent and fabric softener, it’ll go a long way.

Awesome scent-free list here:

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