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Spring HEALING CIRCLE for Sex Crimes Against Black Girls

Event Date: 
April 2, 2011 (All day)

SAVE THE DATE! CASA’s first Spring HEALING CIRCLE Saturday, APRIL 2nd!

CAC Skylight Gallery: Sex Crimes Against Black Girls | Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Celebrate the Rebirth of the Earth at Casa's Spring Equinox Celebra- tion & Healing Circle At the Skylight Gallery in Brooklyn. On April 2nd, we are collaborating with Shantrelle P.Lewis and other amazing women at the Sex Crimes Against Black Girls multi media art exhibition. Bring in the Spring letting go of violence in your life. The exhibit explores a myriad of themes within the sex crimes umbrella – incest, female circumcision, rape and sex slavery. ON APRIL 2nd Casa will provide a healing circle as a platform for emotional release and healing.

Inspired by literary critic, Hortense Spillers’ poignant essay, “The Permanent Obliquity of an In(pha)llibly Straight”: In the Time of Daughters and the Fathers” Sex Crimes Against Black Girls investigates the various levels of sexual exploitation and oppression that is suffered by young Black girls across the African Diaspora. Sexual exploitation stemmed in gender oppression is a phenomenon that is generally hidden under a blanket of reticence due to the challenge of addressing issues of sexism under a larger context of racism. This compelling exhibit, gives voices to women who have beared witness to a multitude of sex crimes that have occurred within the global Black community.

These injustices occur on a macro-level, happening in war torn places such as Uganda, where children are forced to take on roles as soldiers and sex slaves. They also occur on a micro-level, within the home where daughters and nieces are confronted by their fathers and male family members in communities such as Brooklyn. Serving as a very subjective and personal dialogue for both curator and artist, Sex Crimes Against Black Girls will hopefully serve as a multi-media platform used for dialogue, confrontation and ultimately understanding and healing.
Restoration Plaza
1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Casa Atabex Ache’- The House of Womyn’s Power
471 East 140th st Bsmt Level
Bronx Ny 10454

Restoration Plaza
1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, , NY 11216
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