12/11/2012, Tuesday from 7-9pm
Real Talk: Community Responses to Intimate Partner Violence
Freebrook Spaces [375 Stuyvesant Ave]
Directions: 375 Stuyvesant Ave (A, C to Utica, B25 to Fulton/Stuyvessant, B15 to Lewis/Bainbridge, B46 to MalcomX/Bainbridge, B26 to Halsey/Stuyvessant)
In 2011 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and HIV-affected (LGBTQH) people of color under 30 were nearly 4 times (3.98) as likely to experience physical [partner] violence. [AVP 2012] In November, Bed-Stuy lost a member of the community to Intimate Partner Violence.
Join the Safe OUTside the System Collective and the New York City Anti-Violence Project for an interactive community forum on Intimate Intimate Partner Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) people of color communities. Explore community based responses to harm and practice skills to:
• Identify signs of Intimate Partner Violence
• Provide collective support for friends, partners, and community members effected
• Prevent violence in our communities
* Open to all LGBTSTGNC POC and Allies.
* Snacks and metro cards will be provided.
Co-Sponsored by The Brooklyn Movement Center
Chelsea Johnson-Long at 718-596-0342 ext. 11, firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Brooklyn Movement Center: The Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a community organizing group based in Bed-Stuy. The BMC brings together residents of Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights to identify issues of importance to them, build power and improve conditions in their community.
About the S.O.S. Collective: The Safe OUTside the System (SOS) Collective is an anti-violence program led by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming (LGBTSTGNC) people of color. We are devoted to challenging hate and police violence by using community based strategies rather than relying on the police. SOS is a project of the Audre Lorde Project.
About AVP: We empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.