An Afrocentric Approach to Supporting Survivors

Wednesday, February 26 | 12:30 pm

This workshop provides an overview of how the intersections of race, gender, nationality, and other identities impact Black/African DV survivors and their communities. We will facilitate large and small group discussions that illustrate how mainstream services often fail these communities and how culturally relevant services can contribute to Black/African survivors’ safety and healing.

Presented by: Robin Davis and Anabertha Owusu-Bempah

Robin Davis has over 15 years of volunteer and direct service experience, working within and alongside colonized and other oppressed communities. Robin is the Assertive Engagement Initiative Coordinator for Multnomah County, where she provides training and technical assistance to our partner agencies. Assertive Engagement training provides tools and skills for working with individuals and communities that are centered in racial justice, anti-oppression, strengths-based, and trauma informed practices.

Robin’s previous work experience includes working at Bradley Angle for over three years as the program coordinator in the Healing Roots Program. While there, she worked to support Black/African People experiencing violence caused by the intersection systemic of anti-Blackness/misogynoir and interpersonal abuse.



SE Multicultural Center
4610 SE Belmont St, Portland OR 97215

Start Time:12:30 pm
End Time:3:30 pm