Meeting This Moment for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

Meeting This Moment for Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2020

by Breckan Erdman Winters, NRCDV: Between the pandemic of racial injustice and anti-Blackness, COVID-19 and the longstanding disparities it has highlighted, and the increased visibility of domestic violence and isolation of survivors due to physical distancing measures, it is difficult not to feel overwhelmed by the widespread injustice that we are experiencing in the world right now. However, this moment is also one of great possibility. Now is the time to boldly pivot our work to dismantle white supremacy, to center the needs and experiences of Black survivors, and as Laura Chow Reeve writes, to engage in “conversations around what actually keeps us safe, what actually allows survivors and communities to heal and thrive, and what will actually end violence.” What do Black survivors of domestic violence need for emotional and physical safety and well-being?

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