Advancing and Connecting Racial Justice and Sexual Violence Prevention during the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 is not the only pandemic we are facing. The pandemic of racism caused by white supremacy has been causing harm, violence, and inequity for centuries, especially against Black people and communities. Sexual violence preventionists know that racism is a root cause of sexual violence, and there can be no prevention or health equity in the absence of racial justice. Join the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and PreventConnect on this web conference where guests from Ujima, Inc. and Girls for Gender Equity will describe their racial justice and sexual violence prevention in action, what’s changed during COVID-19, and their guidance for how mainstream organizations and the movement to end sexual violence can pivot to new ways of doing our work.
• Describe the connections between racial justice and sexual violence prevention
• Identify how strategies and policies against anti-Black racism are also sexual violence prevention
• Discuss opportunities and accountability for mainstream organizations to ground their sexual violence prevention in equity and racial justice
• Megan Simmons, MPA/JD, Senior Policy Attorney, Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
• Michelle Grier, Girls for Gender Equity
• Shaé, Girls for Gender Equity