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NSVRC Blogs by Damary Rodriguez

Damary Rodriguez is the Language Access Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape. Damary has worked as an advocate at a county domestic and sexual violence program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies from Penn State University.

These organizations and resources are focused on serving Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

The first step to healing is learning about anti-Blackness and how we perpetuate it. Here are a few articles discussing anti-Blackness within different communities of color and some ways to combat it.

It has been over a year since the Harvey Weinstein allegations broke and brought attention to the #MeToo movement. It is amazing to see survivors sharing their stories but often marginalized folks, in particular trans people, are left out of the conversation.

Here are a few ways to help uplift Afro-Latina/x folks during Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond.

The #MeToo movement has been empowering to survivors of sexual violence. Tarana Burke founded #MeToo to "help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low wealth communities, find pathways to healing.” As an advocate, I have seen few black women advocates and survivors, and encountered even fewer black men involved in the anti-sexual violence movement. So when I heard Charlamagne tha God from the radio show The Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM explaining his realization that men have been raised on rape culture, I was pleasantly surprised It spurred the thought of reaching out to black men about their thoughts on the #MeToo movement, the intersections of race and sexual violence, and how the movement has affected black folks.

By Damary Rodriguez, Database and Resource Assistant for the National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Full disclosure: I am supporter of Zahira Kelly’s Patreon.