As a microcosm of the world at large, the occupation movement has its share of conflicts. Stress from working together in close quarters, experiencing police brutality, and having limited access to basic needs--as well as oppression through racism, sexism, classism, and other issues of power and privilege--can manifest in situations that feel unsafe. Participants in the movement have to work hard to practice self-care and locate peer support.
In different cities, various working groups (including Safer Spaces, Medical, Comfort, Deescalation, Mediation, and Support) have been taking up these issues and trying to cultivate an environment that is non-judgmental, non-violent, anti-oppressive, and supportive. The cluster works to provide for physical and emotional needs while responding to conflict and promoting accountability for harm.
This category has the following 19 subcategories, out of 19 total.