Join us as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the making of NO! The Rape Documentary and the 2019 publication of the anthology Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse and host a national, intergenerational forum to co-envision a society without violence.
There isn’t a more significant time to lift the courageous, intergenerational, diasporic Black voices in NO! The Rape Documentary and Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse anthology than now. Fall 2019 will mark both the 25th anniversary of the first pre-production meeting for the internationally acclaimed documentary film and the forthcoming publication of the anthology. Each of these works are groundbreaking, prevention resources that unwaveringly center diasporic Black survivors of adult rape and child sexual abuse. To commemorate the convergence of these milestones, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, the award-winning director of the film, and the editor of the anthology, is partnering with the University of Pennsylvania, the Just Beginnings Collaborative, Feminist and Gender Studies Department at Colorado College, Scribe Video Center, and the African American Museum of Philadelphia, to host #FromNO2Love: Black Feminist Centered Forum on Disrupting Sexual Violence in Philadelphia on October 31 & November 1. This gathering will lift the long-term and new survivor-led work that addresses, disrupts, and works to humanely end child sexual abuse and adult rape in marginalized communities.
Confirmed #FromNO2Love attendees/presenters (alphabetical order): Liz S. Alexander, Esther Armah, Charlotte Pierce-Baker, Luz Marquez-Benbow, Amadee Braxton, Joan Brannon, Elsa Barkley Brown, Aminata Cairo Baruti, Edxie Betts, Sevonna Brown, Nawo Crawford, Adrienne Davis, Kia Steave Dickerson, Ulester Douglas, Wadia L. Gardiner, Charlene Gilbert, alicia sanchez gill, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Paul Farber, Ahmad Greene-Hayes, Audree Irons, John L. Jackson, Jr., Honorée F. Jeffers, Tanisha Esperanza Jarvis, Grace Sanders Johnson, Tracy Ivy, Gail M. Lloyd, Tonya Lovelace, Thea Matthews, Darnell L. Moore, Tina Morton, Sharon Mullally, Chevara Orrin, Evelyne Laurent-Perrault, Mel A. Phillips, Jey’nce Mizrahi Poindexter, Rachel Afi Quinn, Ignacio G. Hutiá Xeiti Rivera, Dorothy Roberts, Lynn Roberts, Loretta J. Ross, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons, Amita Swadhin, Farah Tanis, Deborah A. Thomas, Salamishah Tillet, Scheherazade Tillet, Amita Swadhin, Giscard Xavier, Tamara L. Xavier, Traci West, Janelle L. White, and Dagmawi Woubshet.
For more information: https://www.lovewithaccountability.com/fromno2love