No! The Rape Documentary

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness MonthNo! The Rape Documentary will be shown in Chicago. This documentary, created by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, examines sexual violence in African-American communities.

Produced and Directed over a period of eleven years, seven of which were full time, by Aishah Shahidah Simmons, an incest and rape survivor, this groundbreaking feature length documentary features riveting testimonials from Black women rape survivor stories who defy victimization.

Violence prevention advocates, theologians, sociologists, historians, anthropologists, and other leading scholars and human rights activists provide an interdisciplinary context with which to examine sexual violence in African-American communities. They also explore how rape is used as a weapon of homophobia.

Impacting archival footage, spirited music, transformational dance, and performances from award-winning poets take viewers on a journey from enslavement of African people in the United States through present day.

No! will be screened on the following dates/locations:

1. When: April 8, 6 p.m.
Where: T’s Restaurant and Bar (21+) 5025 N. Clark Street Chicago, IL 60640 (773-784-6000)
RSVP strongly encouraged
2. When: April 22, 6:30p.m
Where: University of Chicago Biological Sciences Learning Center (BSLC) – Room 001 (Lower Level Auditorium) 924
E. 57th Street, Chicago
Contact: Rachel Caidor, rachel.caidor@ywcachicago.org
RSVP strongly encouraged; dinner will be provided.  Includes a discussion with filmmaker Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Kathleen Young, Psy.D.

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