Tongue Tied is a one day retreat/discussion for young East African women to dissect and examine theway in which rape culture manifests itself in our communities. Through sharing personal narratives, participants will strategize towards dismantling the language and patterns of behavior that make rape culture so entrenched in our communities.
Speakers will utilize storytelling and poetry to share their experiences of rape culture to examine the ways in which victims are silenced and abusers are shielded from responsibility and prosecution.
The retreat will also involve discussions surrounding various stake holders in the social service and criminal justice systems. This will enable young women to better navigate resources available to them and to assess the ways in which their inter sectional identities as racial, ethnic and religious minorities as well as queer, trans and immigrant youth impacts their ability to access supports. The stories and knowledge generated from the retreat will be shared with various organizations serving survivors of sexual violence/abuse, to enable them to better understand the nuanced nature of barriers faced by East African women when confronting violence in our lives.
The project will also provide participants with resources towards accessing help from various channels.
Please note that this space is for Black Identifying Cis/Trans East African Womxn
Food will be provided for participants, as well as transportation (TTC tokens) if you need child care or other supports to make the event accessible please let us know and we will do our best to support you (Please note that we need at least 48 hours to secure additional support due to the limited nature of our resources).
If you are attending from a location outside Toronto, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for transportation reimbursement.
A counselor will be present during the retreat to ensure the well being of all participants.
No recording devices or photographs are permitted during the event.
Please note that for the safety of everyone attending you must register for this event
Sunday, August 2nd , 2015
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
585 Dundas Street East
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