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Feb 27 2019

RMI: Whose Silence Do We Protect?

February 27, 2019

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

The "Surviving R. Kelly" docuseries sparked conversations about sexual violence within Black communities. For many, there is a focus on the ways that victims are shamed and offenders are protected. Sexual violence is not exclusive to Black communities. However, some people’s commitment to cultural unity creates tension and confusion: Does believing and supporting victims and survivors mean we must discard and exile offenders? This question comes from the reality that it is often harmed individuals, many of whom are girls and women, who are ignored and silenced.

Join us for a discussion of the impact of sexual violence within Black communities. Let's brainstorm ways to address this issue for the sake of Black girls and women.

Presented as part of the Reimagining Masculinities Initiative at UIC, a collaborative project of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change and as part of Black History Month.

PUJA is an accessible space. Please email with any accommodation requests.


Ireri Nadia Sol Unzueta Carrasco

Date posted

Feb 25, 2019

Date updated

Feb 25, 2019