sexual violence

Aishah Shahidah Simmons on Wake Up With WURD

Aishah Shahidah Simmons joined Wake Up With WURD guest host Dr. Aaron Smith to discuss the recent Bill Cosby verdict, her film NO! The Rape Documentary, her project #LoveWITHAccountability, and the imperative need to address and end racial and gender violence. WURD-900AM radio is Pennsylvania's only Black owned talk radio station.

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NO! The Rape Documentary at Westwood Baptist Church

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The Westwood Baptist Church in Richmond, VA where Rev. Michael Lomax is the pastor will host a FREE all day conference on sexual violence, accountability and healing on Saturday, April 21, 2018. There will be a panel, a screening of NO! The Rape Documentary, and a keynote by #BlackFeminist sister/scholar/comrade/friend, co-founder of The Feminist Wire, and the first lady of Westwood Baptist Church, Dr. Tamura Lomax. 

SPREAD THE WORD. This FREE intergenerational gathering is open to all. You can register here.

e. nina jay's body of rooms

e. nina jay's body of rooms

I walk with e. nina jay’s poems the way that I’ve walked with the (Audre) Lorde’s prose and poetry. It took me a minute before I watched her on-screen performance of the poems because I knew I had to be ready.

these beautiful rooms
these beautiful rooms
I am opening the doors
To these chaotic rooms
This house is no tomb
This life is not doomed
This black rose can bloom
I will make a home
Of this body of rooms

e. nina jay, body of rooms

From the moment and I mean the absolute moment I hit play on my dvd player, e nina jay pulled me into the screen and would not let me leave the room until the last credit rolled up the screen. 

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Aishah Shahidah Simmons Keynotes Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference

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Aishah Shahidah Simmons was the keynote speaker at the Five College Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference, which was be held March 2-3 at Hampshire College. The title of her talk was AfroLezfemcentric Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Sexuality.