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Please join me as I welcome Tonya Lovelace-Davis, Chief Executive Officer at Women of Color Network, to CULTURAL CONVERSATIONS RADIO. Ms. Lovelace is director of the Women of Color Network. The WOCN advocates to eliminate domestic violence and sexual assault. The WOCN directly addresses a broad range of violence affecting communities of color and other forms of oppression that intersect with violence against women of color.
We will discuss the Cosby accustions as well as other current incidents and acts of violence against women; particularly women of color. Ms. Lovelace-Davis will also give information on how we can raise our consciousness, identifying the signs of abuse, and how we can protect ourselves and others from such violence. This show looks at the raising incidents of violence among celebrities and against women in general.
This program will focus on the often overlooked cases of police brutality again African American women. We will discuss what the larger underlining motivation and politics of such violence is and its derivation of chattel slavery and the middle passage where women of color were often beaten, raped and forced into miscarriage, sometimes in the presence of their husbands and children. This was done and is clearly still being done to demoralize all African Americans and destroy the culture and family of people of African descent.
The words domestic violence are usually assoiciated with an adult woman being abused by an adult male. One in four women will be affected by some form of domestic violence, in their lifetime. Domestic violence is the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and/or other abusive behavior as part of a systematic pattern of power and control perpetrated by one intimate partner against another. It includes physical violence, sexual violence, psychological violence, and emotional abuse. http://www.ncadv.org/need-support/what-is-domestic-violence.
With awareness growing, studies have been geared to teen domestic violence. The statistics are alarming. http://www.loveisrespect.org/resources/dating-violence-statistics/ Over 1.5 million high school students will experience some form of physical abuse, this year. 43% of college dating women have reported some form of abuse. These numbers only include the reported number of cases. Statistically, only 33% of those vicitims every told anyone about the abuse. Parents that were surveyed don't believe that teen domestic violence is an issue (81%). The shocking part, only 58% of parents could identify the signs of an abusive relationship.
Organizations can spread awareness, but education is needed for our teens. As of July 2014, only 22 states had some form of legislation; in place, that addresses education for teen dating violence. http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/teen-dating-violence.aspx
Spreading awareness is a step in the right direction, but without educational programs we could see these statistics continue to grow.
Women around the world are being brutalized in the name of "culture." Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation seeks to end all practices that violate women - that includes domestic violence, sex trafficking, rape and female genital mutilation. Education and economic empowerment will enable women to eradicate the culture of violence against women. Many women unknowingly perpetuate such a culture, out of wrong beliefs that they have no choice but to submit to cruelty. Today's guest, Angela Peabody, head of Global Woman PEACE Foundation, will discuss the organization's work in empowering women worldwide. As we look ahead to the year 2020, the 100th year of the 19th Amendment that gave U.S. women the right to vote, we look at how women can use their collective power to organize globally to end war and violence everywhere.
On this past Saturday we had a special event, with Driven 2 Destiny Outreach Center Inc and Women Empowerment Supportive Services On June 6th we ask people to join us by posting a comment stating that they are fighting to End Domestic Violence.....We will be sharing with you on today one story from one of those who joined us..
Over the last couple of months the spotlight has been on the NFL to address the numerous past and current reports involving violence against women from NFL players. While this is not a new conversation or dynamic, it has risen to a level that is demanding an immediate and appropriate response.
Recognizing that nearly 70% of the NFL players are Black and the face of this reoccurring violence is portrayed as representing the also disproportional intimate partner violence that is experience in the Black community over all, we will convene a discussion to address the role of the Black community and particularly Black women in helping to frame a culturally competent response from the NFL? We will also discuss the Black community perception of "whooping," our children and the need for this punishment?
Please join us and express your opinion.
This show is designed to provide insight inspiration and access to information for the community. It is sponsored by Purpose for Women International, a non-profit which supports the economic development of the community, women and encourages enterprise.
YOUR SHOW HOST: Heather L. Tapia ~ Proserity Adviser
Guest: John Morris
Co- Host: Jess Londree- Women's International Public Health
Purpose for Women International provides access to resources, funding, education, entreprenurial opportunities, and empowerment events supporting an increased awareness on local, national and international issues for women, children, families and the community. We partner with other business, non-profits and like- hearted individuals to affect change on a local, national and international level. www.PurposeforWomenInternational.org
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We all know what's wrong. Ask anyone and they can point to guns, the economy, terrorism, unemployment, immigration...the list is seemingly endless. But like putting a band aid on the surface of an underlying bone disease...other than appearances not much gets fixed.
It’s easy to respond to the latest act of senseless violence that occurred in Virginia yesterday by resurrecting the cry for gun control, but if our problems are so numerous and so easily identified, isn't it time we looked at root causes instead of symptoms?
Tonight's show will explore not what's happening but the basis for it and the obstacles to getting beyond our current difficulties.
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