The 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, “Hopeful Future, Honored Past,” was held in Washington, D.C. August 31-September 2, 2016. This workshop was part of the prevention track. Learn more and access workshop materials here.
In this presentation, Nwando Ofokansi from the Katie Brown Educational Program links anti-black racism and oppression to the prevalence of sexual violence in Black communities. The presenter provides a historical background of racism in Black communities and highlights the connection to the silence of Black female rape survivors. Using real-life case studies and examples from media, interactive exercises and discussions, this workshop teaches better and effective ways of preventing and responding to sexual violence of Black women and provides recommendations for best practices.