I finally got around to reading this, yes thanks for sharing it!  

Aside from the interesting nuance of safety vs comfort, this piece would be a great tool to confront or reassure the kinds of people who scoff at "Safe Space" policies and usual Social Justice language.

Jean-Fran├žois

On May 23, 2017, at 17:36 , Graham Stewart <grhmstwrt@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks.   Definitely a worthwhile read.  My TLDR summary is safe space is not the same as comfortable space.    Learning and doing social justice work involve risk and challenge.    Sometimes safer space ground rules can be used to uphold or prevent challenges to mainstream identities and power (white, cis, male)  by marginalized groups.   One possibility is to reframe safe space as brave space and use the discussion of what this means as a tool, rather than treating it as an end point.    A lot of this may apply more to classrom learning spaces than to bike shops, but it could probably be adapted.

On Sun, May 14, 2017 at 7:55 PM, Angel York <aniola@gmail.com> wrote:
Kind of an academic overview but I really enjoyed this and thought y'all might, too:
https://ssw.umich.edu/sites/default/files/documents/events/colc/from-safe-spaces-to-brave-spaces.pdf

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