The Sojourner Group will provide a safe forum for women of the African and Black Diaspora to share experiences of domestic/sexual violence while building friendships, support, and feelings of sisterhood. The forum will also serve as an opportunity for women to receive information and education about sexual assault and domestic violence, available services, healthy relationships, advocacy, and case management services (Sistah Circle does not offer therapeutic counseling at the current time).
Traditionally, U.S. Black women's efforts to construct individual and collective voices have occurred in at least three safe spaces. One location involves Black women's relationships with one another. In some cases, such as friendships and family interactions, these relationships are informal, private dealings among individuals. In others, as was the case during slavery (D. White 1985), in Black churches (Gilkes 1985; Higginbotham 1993), or in Black women's organizations (Giddings 1988; Cole 1993; Guy-Sheftall 1993), more formal organizational ties have nurtured powerful Black women's communities. As mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends to one another, many African-American women affirm one another (Myers 1980). Hills-Collins, P.; 2000. Black Feminist Thought, Knowledge Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment Perspectives on Gender. New York: Routledge.
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