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Roundtable: Honouring Black Feminist Leadership in the Gender-Based Violence Sector

This event is co-organized by two national projects at OCASI - Building Leadership Capacity to address GBV against non-status, refugee and immigrant women across Canada and the Alliance for Racialized, Refugee and Im/migrant Women.

In celebration of Black History Month, join us for an online roundtable discussion with Black feminist leaders working to advance the priorities of Black survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), including non-status, refugee and im/migrant women, girls, and gender-diverse people.


  • Angela Marie MacDougall - Battered Women's Support Services
  • Nneka MacGregor - WomenattheCenter
  • Paulette Senior - Canadian Women’s Foundation

Moderated by: Debbie Douglas - OCASI

Key themes include: 

  • the legacy and leadership of Black Feminists in community-based responses to GBV,
  • the importance of collecting data on the experiences of Black survivors,
  • the impacts of policing and an over reliance of the legal system,
  • intersectional approaches to service provision and advocacy, and
  • the importance of funding for a robust GBV sector.

French and ASL interpretation will be available.

All registrants will receive the zoom link and further information 24 hours before the event.

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