Domestic Violence Awareness Month – The Rape of Recy Taylor
A Historical Journey of Black Women and Violence – The Rape of Recy Taylor
Screening and Panel Discussion
Mon, October 7, 2019
Screening 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm MDT
Panel Discussion 8:00 p.m. 9:00 pm MDT
Salt Lake County Government Center
2001 South State Street
CGC Council Chambers
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575
More and more women are now speaking up after rape. ‘The Rape of Recy Taylor’ tells the story of black women who spoke up when danger was greatest; it was their noble efforts to take back their bodies that led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott and movements that followed. The 2017 Global March by Women is linked to their courage. From sexual aggression on ‘40s southern streets to today’s college campuses and unsafe work environments, it is control of women’s bodies that powered the movement in Recy Taylor’s day and fuels our outrage today. The film is screening in communities and at organizations across the U.S. with a goal of elevating the voice of Black women and empower all survivors to share their stories – providing support and other initiatives for those who have endured sexual assault. Text “RECY” to 345345 to take a pre-screening survey.
The Sojourner Group welcomes and supports the ongoing endeavors of providing educational tools that will guide, direct, and emancipate Black women, victimized by sexual and domestic violence, who have been silenced due to cultural, spiritual, linguistic differences and assumptions.