The Black Scholar Series – Dr. Nkiru Nnawulezi (Main Lecture)
Using a Community Needs Assessment to Inform Anti-Carceral Responses to Patriarchal Violence in DC with Special Guest: Je'Kendria Trahan
March 31, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
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The gender-based violence field has long-relied on carceral systems such as courts, police, and prisons as viable responses to patriarchal violence. This reliance on the carceral state is often to the detriment of BIPOC queer and trans communities who experience a disproportionately greater amount of interpersonal and structural violence compared to their white, cis, and non-queer counterparts. BIPOC survivors of gender-based violence living in DC desired options to obtain safety, healing, and accountability beyond what was available to them from governmental organizations, legal systems, and non-profits. In this presentation we will discuss a participatory needs assessment led by the Collective Action for Safe Spaces (CASS) centering the needs of BIPOC queer and trans survivors of violence. We will share preliminary results as well as discuss data-informed strategies to build the community’s capacity to engage in anti-carceral and transformative justice approaches.
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