Mission & Goals
Meeting the often ignored and unmet needs of the historically traumatized American Black survivor of sexual and domestic violence. The goal is to acknowledge and validate survivors from a cultural lens. It is key to explore and understand spaces in American culture to gain a better understanding of survivors. It is through training and education that the Sojourner Group hopes to provide a better understanding of what it means to offer culturally sensitive services.
My mantra is to EDUCATE, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER. We respectfully acknowledge and validate the significant cultural differences when a victim/survivor is functioning to move towards a more dignified and healthier lifestyle.
We work diligently to provide social instructions that bolster a victim/survivor to overcome life’s obstacles. I encourage survivors to live the second principle of Kwanzaa, Kujichagulia (koo-jee-chah-GOO-lee-ah) — “Self-Determination”- ‘Define Ourselves, Name Ourselves, Create for Ourselves, and Speak for Ourselves;’ qualities favorable to developing healthier lifestyles and families.
~ To nurture and embrace the need for culturally specific training and advocacy for the American Black women who has survived sexual assault and domestic violence.
~ To be consistently mindful of the cultural differences, roadblocks, and other elements impeding the healing process for the American Black women who have survived sexual assault and domestic violence.
~ To focus on the status of SURVIVORS and redefine the term ‘Victim’
~ To hear and validate the voices of the American Black survivor who is often silenced, ignored, and/or denigrated.
~ To regularly introduce and reinforce tools that promote and lead to safe and healthy communication for a well-rounded life-cycle.
~ To increase awareness of healthy masculinity and diminish stereotypes that impeded upon developing healthy relationships.
Your financial contribution makes it possible to continue elevating and encouraging the Historically traumatized American Black Survivor of sexual and domestic violence through awareness and education.
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