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BLACK FEMINIST CENTERED FORUM ON DISRUPTING SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN PHILADELPHIA
There isn’t a more significant time to lift the courageous, intergenerational, diasporic Black voices in NO! The Rape Documentary, and love WITH accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse anthology than now. Fall 2019 marks both the 25th anniversary of the first pre-production meeting for the internationally acclaimed documentary film, NO!, and the forthcoming publication of the love WITH accountability anthology. Each of these works are groundbreaking, prevention resources that unwaveringly center diasporic Black survivors of adult rape and child sexual abuse. To commemorate the convergence of these milestones, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, the award-winning director of the film, and the editor of the anthology, partnered with the University of Pennsylvania, the Just Beginnings Collaborative, Feminist and Gender Studies Program at Colorado College, Scribe Video Center, African American Museum in Philadelphia, Leeway Foundation, and other sponsors/partners to present, #FromNO2Love: Black Feminist Centered Forum on Disrupting Sexual Violence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 31, 2019 - November 1, 2019. This gathering lifted the long-term and new survivor-led work that addresses, disrupts, and works to humanely end child sexual abuse and adult rape in Black and marginalized communities.
At Slought in Philadelphia, Alex Fattal presented a preview of a current work in progress and then sat down with CEE Postdoctoral Fellow Alissa Jordan to discuss his experimentations in ethnographic filmmaking with ex-combatants in Columbia.
On October 17th 2019 we joined colleagues at Annenberg for a lunch and a book talk by Alex Fattal, author of Guerrilla Marketing: Counterinsurgency and Capitalism in Columbia. In his talk, Alex Fattal drew from demobilization marketing campaign videos and print advertisement to explore how the market has become a principal ground for counterinsurgency warfare and the imagination of post-conflict futures in Columbia.
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