[WATCH] Virtual Event #1: The Collective Power of Black Women to Reshape the Narrative about Sexual Violence
In collaboration with Lunchtable, Blavity’s streaming and networking platform, our first event was titled “The Collective Power of Black Women to Reshape the Narrative about Sexual Violence.” The panel discussed how to change the way we talk about Black survivors, the obstacles that stand in the way, and our optimism about the future of this important work.
Our guest speakers discussed the role that Black men and masculine folks play in supporting Black survivors, exploring ways to show up for Black women—both cis and trans—with the vigor they exhibit when showing up for Black men, and creating an open dialogue about how we hold each other accountable and disrupt rape culture and toxic masculinity in our communities.
Check out this powerful conversation with four dynamic leaders:
Jay Connor, Journalist, Producer, Consultant, and Founder of Extraordinary Ideas
Preston Mitchum, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Emanuel H. Brown, Executive Director and Steward, Acorn Center for Restoration and Freedom