Monday, 4/12/2021
7:00 - 9:00
Virtual Library

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San Francisco, CA 94102
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Director, author, educator and survivor, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, leads a film screening of her film NO! The Rape Documentary, followed by discussion and Q&A.

The internationally acclaimed documentary unveils the reality of rape, other forms of sexual violence and healing in African American communities.

NO! The Rape Documentary is the 2006-released Ford Foundation-funded, groundbreaking, film about intra-racial rape, accountability and healing in Black communities. Produced, written and directed over a period of 12-years, by child sexual abuse and adult rape survivor Aishah Shahidah Simmons, this internationally acclaimed, award-winning film also explores how rape is used as a weapon of homophobia. 

“If the Black community in the Americas and in the world would heal itself, it must complete the work this film [NO!] begins.” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize and National Book award-winning author and human rights activist

Aishah Shahidah Simmons is an award-winning Black feminist lesbian cultural worker, who, for over 25-years, has examined the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and sexual violence. Her creative work, published writings, international lectures and independent scholarship are informed by her lived experiences as a child sexual abuse survivor, adult rape survivor and Buddhist practitioner committed to disrupting and ending the inhumane scourge of sexual violence, humanely. Simmons is the editor or Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse anthology, which she was named co-winner of the 2020 Lambda Literary Award (Lammy) for Best LGBTQ Anthology.

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