What We Don't Know About Sexual Assault: Black Women Speak

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"We are silent about black women as victims and survivors of sexual assault by black men. In African American communities rape narratives are not women's stories. They are men's stories. Rape is tied to the historical legacy of white terror. Strange fruit hanging from Southern trees has led to a legacy of disbelieving women who report sexual violence and intimidation." - Melissa Harris Perry. Rarely do we create the space to talk about the historical legacy as it specifically relates to Black women, to sisters being raped in community. Rarely do we talk about what rape is and what sexual assault is, and what sexual exploitation is, what sexual terrorism is as these impact Black women and reverberate throughout generations, families and community. Rarely do we get the space, personal or political to heal, teach, produce new analysis and organize to end sexual assault within our Black communities. Join Black Women's Blueprint for an on-going discussion, an on-going telling of our stories, an on-going breaking of silences and of speaking truth to power. Join us as we continue to organize as a Truth Commission to End Sexual Assault In Our Communities. Every Thursday, 6:30PM.

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