As developments unfold with events in Baltimore, we will attempt to catalog efforts of visual artists, musicians and all creative artists of our city (along with various arts organizations) to respond to what is happening and provide opportunities for people to think on what is happening and find a voice. Please share any other upcoming events in the comments, and we’ll make sure to re-post, thank you.


TONIGHT, 5-7pm 1400 Greenmount Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202

The Black Lives Matter Movement began as an internet hashtag and blended into a social movement.

As part of the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART)’s event series for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we present: BlackLivesMatter: The Intersections of Race and Sexual Assault.”

During this panel we will attempt to answer questions surrounding how the movement can be more supportive to survivors of sexual assault/abuse and domestic violence.

Panelists include:

Dr. Angelo Robinson — Associate Professor of English Goucher College, expert on gender, sexuality, trauma and slave narratives.

Dr. Natalie Sokoloff — Professor Emerita at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Expert in Domestic Violence, Women in Prison at Reentry, Intersectionalites of Race Crime Gender and Justice, and Collateral Consequences of Prison on Higher Education

D.C. Swinton — Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate, Graduate Student of Nonprofit Management and Social Entrepreneurship

Violeta Donawa — Sociologist, Blogger/Writer, Womanist, Active community healer involved during Ferguson events

Aaliyah Muhummad Esq.-Co-Chair of the Maryland Human Trafficking Taskforce Public Awareness Committee and a member of the Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce. She investigates and prosecutes rapes and child exploitation crimes, including but not limited to child pornography, sexual solicitation of minors and human trafficking.

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