A few weeks ago I met Brittanie Richardson who is a force of nature, and is working on the ground in Kenya to rescue and rehabilitate young survivors of sex slavery. Myself and 12 other NYC based women activists, educators, and artists joined the board of her non-profit, Art & Abolition, and are honored to invite you to our first NYC fundraiser.
Please join us, Brittanie, and performers DJ Belinda Becker, Imani Uzuri, Morley, and Kim Hall on March 22nd to celebrate and support Art & Abolition’s 2014 Camp in Kenya. You do not want to miss this event!!!!
375 Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NY
Special guest performers:
Morley Shanti Kamen
DJ Belinda Becker
*wine and cocktails
browse and bid on our fabulous Silent Auction
I’m in this anthology!!! Check it out!
It wasn’t your fault; it was never your fault. You did nothing wrong. Hold this tight to your heart: it wasn’t your fault.
At night when you lay there and your mind fills with images and you wonder if only, if you had . . . if you hadn’t . . . . Remember: it wasn’t your fault.
Dear Sister shares the lessons, memories, and vision of over fifty artists, activists, mothers, writers, and students who share their stories of survival or what it means to be an advocate and ally to survivors. Written in an epistolary format, this multi-generational, multi-ethnic collection of letters and essays is a moving journey into the hearts and minds of the survivors of rape, incest, and other forms of sexual violence, written directly to and for other survivors.
Dear Sister goes far beyond traditional books about healing that use “experts” to explain the experience of survivors to the rest of the world. Here, we learn what the world looks like through the eyes of a survivor. From a professor in the Midwest to a poet in Belgium, an escapee from a child prostitution ring, an advocate in the Congo, and a sex worker in San Francisco, Dear Sister touches on issues of feminism, love, disability, gender, justice, identity, and spirituality.
Praise for Dear Sister:
“This chilling, heartbreaking, and necessary collection consists of letters from 40 artists, activists, writers, and students, who are survivors of sexual assault and here offer counsel to ‘sister’ survivors. Every story is shadowed by the teller’s sense of shame, brokenness, depression, and pain, but at the same time, in anticipation of the addressees’ experience of sexual assault, the letters also offer comfort, solidarity, reassurance, the possibility of healing, and testimony of survival.”—Publishers Weekly