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When Truth is Justice and Not Enough: Executive Summary of the Black Women's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report

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dc.contributor.author Tanis, Farah
dc.contributor.author Brown, Sevonna
dc.contributor.author Wagner, W.C.
dc.contributor.author Tesfay, Netsanet
dc.contributor.author Tomlinson, Yolanda
dc.contributor.author Middleton, Tamika
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-31T20:43:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-31T20:43:29Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Tanis, Farah; Brown, Sevonna; Wagner, W.C.; Tesfay, Netsanet; Tomlinson, Yolanda; Middleton, Tamika. (2017). When Truth is Justice and Not Enough: Executive Summary of the Black Women's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report. Black Women's Blueprint, 98 pgs. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://d6474d13-2b53-4643-b862-e78077ee7880.filesusr.com/ugd/f0223e_59bbcc47c9084087be7966b2b92c3bfe.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/1921
dc.description Report en_US
dc.description.abstract Launched in 2010, the Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission is the first of its kind in the nation to focus on rape and sexual assault against Black women in the United States. Women and girls of African descent, many of whom were denied access and assistance from the criminal justice system,began to organize...This executive summary to the Black Women's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (BWTRC) report is apersonal invitation to the public to be in conversation with a piece of history. Using art as diplomacy andrelying on images of moments which can only be visually conveyed, this booklet unearths the painfulhistory of rape and sexual assault against Black women and girls in America...Every February, from 2011-2016 we engaged our communities in creative, artistic events that centered sexualized violence squarely within the context of civil rights and women’s lives. These events aimed to provoke an expanded notion of racial justice within the celebration of Black liberation struggles and campaigns within Black History Month each year...From 2010 - 2016, The BWTRC collected evidence from a variety of sources including: public hearings and testimonies, small events and art-based theater performances like Mother Tongue Monologues held annually from 2010-2016 specifically to break silences about sexual assault from survivors and perpetrators. Additionally, we recorded disclosures made to us via social media and face-to-face in meetings. The BWTRC also relied on publicly available data sources. A four-year survey designed by survivors using a Community Participatory Action Research (CPAR) model, entitled “10QuestionsAboutRape” provided an opportunity for survivors to record their experiences with sexual assault and their recommendations for change.Of the participants surveyed using this survivor led CPAR instrument: 70% had been sexually assaulted before the age of 18.Of that 70%, the most commonly reported age of a first sexual assault was 5 years old.91% of the Black survivors who took the survey identified the harm doer as Black.11 times - the most number of times one survivor was raped 6 years the most number of years a survivor was raped until she lost count. (Author Text) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Black Women's Blueprint en_US
dc.subject Multi-Method Study en_US
dc.subject Black Women en_US
dc.subject Black en_US
dc.subject African American en_US
dc.subject African-American en_US
dc.subject Sexual Violence en_US
dc.subject Sexual Assault en_US
dc.subject Race en_US
dc.subject Rape en_US
dc.subject Harms en_US
dc.subject Believing Victims en_US
dc.subject Survivors en_US
dc.subject Disclosure en_US
dc.subject Healing en_US
dc.subject Victim Voice en_US
dc.title When Truth is Justice and Not Enough: Executive Summary of the Black Women's Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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