DC WORKSHOP: African-American Communities, Sexual Assault & Intersectionality

Date: February 1, 2012
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:  Show map The D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence The Howland Center National City Christian Church
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC
Phone: 347-599-2682 Email: odowd@blueprintny.org

This workshop is ideal for counselors, case workers, directors, therapists, community organizers and other practitioners who work with African-American communities.

An interactive workshop on how sexual assault impacts African-American communities and other communities of African-descent. This training will allow participants to examine the realities of sexual assault and deepen their understanding of sexual assault as it affects African American women specifically. The workshop will present an anti-racism and intersectionality framework, bring further cultural awareness, sensitivity and understanding to those who work with trauma survivors, and specifically sexual assault and abuse survivors. Participants will learn the history of the development of ideology around Black female sexuality, Black sexual politics, the history of violence against women of African descent within the context of Western society and explore concepts of race, class, gender, sexuality as well as poverty on communities that experience disproportionately high rates of sexual assault. Participants will increase their understanding of how African-Americans recall and respond to traumatic events, and learn to use a lens of intersectionality to work with and to understand survivors, organize communities against sexual assault and shape their own organizational culture in order to be responsive to women and communities of color in crisis.

Topics To Be Covered:
* Race, class and gender constructs
* Power and privilege
* History of sexual violence in Western society
* Historical representations of Black female sexuality
* Shaping culturally responsive programs
* Using an intersectional framework with victims/survivors
* Engaging African-American communities to end sexual assault

Fee:
$20 Student or Unemployed (LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE)
$35 - If coming from a non-profit organization or practice.
Sliding scale available. Email: odowd@blueprintny.org

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