DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS
On March 26, 2010, Brittany lost her 26-year-old sister, Gina Clarke-Lewis, who was killed by her former fiance via several fatal gunshots. Unfortunately, her sister's story is not an isolated one. There are millions of women and men around the world who live in fear of violence every day and are still searching for a way out. Hence, Brittany has made a lifelong commitment to support victims of domestic violence and help eradicate the culture of victim-blaming through education. Perhaps one of the most exhausting remarks Brittany hears in regard to domestic violence is, "why didn't she just leave." Brittany argues we're asking the wrong question. You don't ask the victim why they are victimized. You ask the abuser why they abuse.
What does it mean to study Black people on their own terms? Brittany recalls her longing for a Black perspective during her formative years, and the critical lens Black study would later provide her. She challenges listeners to critically examine what they currently know to be true about race, history, and politics. What’s more, she interrogates the utility of national boundaries and their connection to the current world order and the Black experience.
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