Workshop #4 – The Birth of a Nation: Black Women and Sexual Violence
Tuesday, August 11th @ 2:45-3:45pm
Presentation Abstract: Many people know that Intersectional Feminism and Racial Justice are key when addressing sexual violence but if someone asked you, could you tell them why? This workshop will address the historical roots of sexual violence against African American women and give insight into how our current movement can provide equity for the women who created it.
Presenter Name: Olivia Montgomery (she/her/hers) and Breanna Allen (she/her/hers)
Presenter Bio: Olivia works to initiate an intersectional perspective in addressing violence in Ohio. Olivia formerly worked with underserved populations at the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and within legal, campus and community advocacy at a local program in Clark county. She is a community organizer and civil rights activist, working with numerous human rights groups including LGBTQI civil rights organizations and the NAACP. Olivia holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a focus in African American studies from Ohio University. Outside of work Olivia enjoys walks with Kane (her rescue pup), yoga and volunteering in the community.
This publication is supported in part by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Rape Prevention Education, by Grant No. ODH Project Number: 01860214VW0820 awarded to the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence by the Department of Health. It is also supported in part by VOCA Grant No. 2020-VOCA-132920668; and by subgrant No. 2019-WF-VA7-8919 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, the Ohio Department of Health, or the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.