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Black Love Matters: Domestic Violence and Cultural Considerations within the African-American Community
When: Friday, Feb. 28, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: Free
Register by Friday, Feb. 21st (click here)

Funded by The Earl D. and Carrie Leigh Doran Fund of Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia, “Black Love Matters: Domestic Violence and Cultural Considerations within the African-American Community” will give participants the opportunity to explore the issues faced by African-American survivors through a cultural lens. Keynote speaker, Ayana Wallace, Training Specialist for Ujima, Inc., the National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, located in Washington, D.C., will present important information about historical trauma. Local speakers will address working with men, the significance of the church’s role in the African-American community and the importance of culturally specific therapy. The film My Masculinity Helps will be screened during lunch and explores the role of African-American men and boys in the prevention of sexual violence.

This conference is geared toward allied professionals and anyone seeking to enhance their understanding of the intersectionality of race and gender as it relates to interpersonal violence. This event is free and lunch is provided. Space is limited. Registration is required by Friday, Feb. 21st.