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Gender-Based Violence Through an Intersectional Lens
This presentation will provide a quick overview of pop culture and the media’s continuation and perpetuation of sexual violence, highlighting the interrelationship of anti-black racism, colorism, fatphobia and disability. Participants will leave having a better understanding of the erasure experienced by survivors from BIPOC communities and resources and tools to better show up as allies.

Learning Objectives:

1. Increased understanding of intersectionality and systems of oppression within gender-based violence movements
2. Increased knowledge of survivor-centered educational tools, resources and supports for 2SLGTQIA+ BIPOC communities

Nov 19, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Monica Samuel
Monica Samuel is a community worker, social entrepreneur, educator and consultant. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Black Women in Motion, a Toronto-based, youth-led organization that empowers and supports the advancement of black womxn and survivors of sexual violence. We work within an anti-racist, intersectional feminist, trauma-informed and survivor-centred framework to create culturally-relevant content, educational tools, healing spaces and economic opportunities for black womxn. Monica’s work as an educator over the last 8 years, has focused on anti-oppression, equity, mental health, sex positivity and consent. She has over ten years of experience creating culturally centered spaces for learning and self-expression. Celebrated in Canada as 2019’s Top 100 Black Women to watch, Monica’s dedication and approach to social justice work has created healing, restorative and economic opportunities for black womxn and youth across the City of Toronto.