Freedom Dreams and Wound Healing

October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Powerhouse
10 East Dr
MA 01002
Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect

Freedom Dreams and Wound Healing: Survivors of color at the frontlines

Survivor movements on campus are at a crossroads in 2017. Title 9 mandated reporting helps some survivors of sexual assault on campus feel safe, and feels like being forced to talk to the police and courts to others, while the Trump administration and white supremacists attack Title 9 and all our rights. Thankfully queer/feminist/disabled/of color survivor activists have been organizing for years to heal our wounds and work towards transforming the conditions that allow abuse to occur. As survivors, we are mostly seen as victims and rarely asked what our visions of justice and healing look like- yet we are the ones whose wisdom holds the key to transforming abuse culture. In this interactive keynote and performance, writer, performance artist and transformative justice organizer Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha will talk about queer survivor of color models for healing and ending abuse.