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Tuesday, May 22 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Black Girlhood Interrupted: Physical and Sexual Violence in the Lives of African American Girls

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A disproportionate number of African American girls are sexually victimized in form of child sexual abuse, rape, and sexual harassment, which increases their risk for commercial sexual exploitation of children. Consequently, Black girls often suffer mental and physical health problems; while at the same time they are remarkably resilient. Yet, service providers may perceive Black girls are less innocent and more sexually active than their White peers. As a result Black girls may be undeserved.

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Dr. Carolyn West

Professor & Division Chair, University of Washington

Tuesday May 22, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm PDT