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We are working on AREA#15, focused on how community-based practices are redefining our understanding of healing and care. We consider this topic broadly: from exploring experiences of oppression and resistance, to understanding generational trauma and systemic harms, to rethinking our understandings of violence, health, self-defense, restitution and resiliency. How are transformative justice, healing justice and radical healing traditions redefining harm reduction? How can we think beyond individualistic and market-based notions of care? A full call for entries is here.

Click on News for updates and event announcements; the Blog will collect contributions from the archives and report-backs on current events; and Projects gathers together several special projects that were developed in conjunction with printed issues, including audio and video media for #14 Childhoods. If you are a past contributor to AREA, consider becoming a project adviser, contact info@areachicago.org