New Report! Showing Up: How we See, Speak, and Disrupt Racial Inequity Facing Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Since 1997, Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN, Inc.) has worked to end violence against ALL women by centralizing the voices, wellness, and leadership of women of color and those on the margins of the margins. It has been our core purpose within community-based and local programs, state coalitions, national organizations and systems to:
- Identify barriers to safety, security, and leadership that women of color and marginalized communities experience,
- Name the problem, to analyze and describe the personal, political and systemic dynamics at play, and
- Develop and implement solutions-based approaches and models to assist in addressing and preventing these barriers.
WOCN, Inc. has weathered backlash, cooptation, and fluctuating movement priorities throughout the years while holding an unwavering focus on this issue.
We are therefore thrilled to stand alongside our sisters and aspiring allies at Center for Survivor Agency & Justice and Texas Council on Family Violence (TCFV), and sister race equity consultant Camille Holmes, CDH Consulting as we continue to build upon the legacy of centering the voices of women of color and those at the margins of the margins by conducting listening sessions and releasing the new report Showing Up: How we See, Speak, and Disrupt Racial Inequity Facing Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence.
In September 2017, REEP facilitated seven From Margins to Center Listening Sessions to facilitate dialogue across the field on racial and economic equity for survivors. This report dialogues-back with the community that contributed to the From Margins to Center Listening Sessions. It shares themes and issues from Listening Session conversations via text, graphics and illustrations in order to aid in self-reflection, challenge dominant narratives, support improved data collection and analysis, and to begin, continue, or advance conversations and work toward racial equity for domestic and sexual violence survivors and for all of us.
We invite you to read, share and utilize this important resource!