The TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund / Legal Network for Gender Equity is proud to present a two-part series: Representing Black women survivors of workplace sex harassment and sexual violence.

These sessions provide a historical and cultural context for sexual violence against Black women and information about skills, awareness, and intersectional legal claims that can help us more effectively support and advocate for Black women survivors.  We are grateful to our presenters and their affiliated organizations, as well as Girls for Gender Equity, for their leadership and collaboration in the development of this webinar series.

Watch Part II here.

Part I:  Representing Black Women Survivors of Workplace Sex Harassment and Sexual Violence: An Introduction 

The first part of this webinar series provides a historical and cultural context for sexual violence against Black women, including an introduction to intersectionality and racial justice.  The webinar also will introduce related best practices and concepts including appropriate terminology for speaking to or about Black women survivors, a discussion of how Black women survivors experience trauma and how it presents, and what it means to be an ally to and seek justice for Black women survivors.

Our speakers for the webinar series include (in alphabetical order):

  • Condencia Brade, Executive Director, National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA)
  • Kellie Budd, Partner, Doumar Martin PLLC
  • Karma Cottman, Ujima, The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
  • Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO, National Women’s Law Center
  • Shelia (Umi) Hankins, President and Executive Director, National Institute on Transformation and Healing
  • Jaribu Hill, Executive Director, Mississippi Worker’s Center for Human Rights
  • Tonya Lovelace, CEO, Women of Color Network, Inc.
  • Raye Mitchell, Lawyer, Writer, Executive Producer, and Intellectual Property Strategist
  • Tanya Wallace-Gobern, Executive Director, National Black Worker Center Project
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