April 28, 2008
Black Men Addressing Violence Against Black Women
As we come to the close of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, I wanted to highlight Misogyny & the Emcee: Sex, Race, & Hip Hop, a very powerful book that was recently written and published by Ewuare X. Osayande. Brother Osayande, has a demonstrated track record of being consistently unapologetic and outspoken about challenging Black communities to address violence against women and girls, with the same vigilance that the Black community addresses state sanctioned violence against Black men and boys.
April 28, 2008
Be Bold. Be Brave. Wear Red on Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Women of color cannot and should not wait to keep a social movement alive that is in defense of ourselves and our daughters. History and contemporary reality has consistently shown all of us that hardly anyone will speak on behalf of us, in defense of us, and/or for us but ourselves. It is based on this, that I made NO! The Rape Documentary.
In the Spirit of so many Diasporic African, Latin, Asian, Indigienous, Arab, Pacific Islander women, my Sistren at Document the Silence have organized their second national campaign to raise awareness around the various forms of violence against women of Color.
April 21, 2008
Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Monica Dillon are featured guests during Sexual Assault Awareness Month | University of Wisconsin-Madison
From April 15, 2008 through April 17, 2008, Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Monica Dillon will be featured guest lecturers, workshop facilitators, and performers at University of Wisconsin – Madison as a part of their Sexual Assault Awareness Month programming. In addition to screening NO! The Rape Documentary and meeting with studens and faculty, they will perform “For Women and Men of Rage & Reason, a cinematic, poetic and musical journey from victim to survivor and activist in the international movements to end violence against women.
An extra highlight to this experience is that Tiona M., the fierce producer, director, photographer, and editor of the ground breaking documentary black./womyn.:conversations… will document Monica and Aishah’s performances and presentations. Tiona will also screen the black./womyn.:conversations trailer, which features the voices of over 50 lesbians of African descent, including Monica and Aishah, and talk about the process of making this important film.
April 10, 2008
It’s A Crisis