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We See You Sis: Centering Black Survivors in the Fight for Health Equity and Violence Prevention

The onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic has exposed the ongoing health inequities that Black women face. While Black women can experience violence and dehumanization when seeking health care in general, this is especially true for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence. This disparity makes it difficult to access care and trust the health systems as a whole. In order to address these intersecting oppressions, we must prioritize building community with survivors and dismantle systems that promote violence against Black women. Join our guests as they discuss how to center Black survivors in the fight for health equity and violence prevention.


  • Explore the intersections between health equity for Black women and interpersonal violence
  • Address the impact of anti-Blackness when Black women seek care
  • Strategize ways to partner with survivors in order to heal and build community


PreventConnect, the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV), and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)


Candace Girod
Candace Girod, MPH
Health Scientist
Annika Leonard
Annika Leonard M.B.A. She/Her/Hers CEO of Priceless Incite LLC.
Jacqueline Miller
Jacqueline Miller she/her/queen Founder of Healthy Actions Intervening Responsibly (H.A.I.R.)
Tonjie Reese
Tonjie Reese, MAEd she/her Founder eleven24


  • Web conference PowerPoint slides [PDF]
  • Text chat transcript [PDF]

4 responses to “We See You Sis: Centering Black Survivors in the Fight for Health Equity and Violence Prevention”

  1. Hi there! The web conference is happening today, January 24th at 11 am Pacific. Registration is sold out, but we will be recording the web conference and making that available here in the coming days. Thank you!

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