29 Days of Black History, Day 13

Feb 13, 2012


Domestic violence (which can be physical, psychological, sexual or financial) is a harsh reality in the black community. According to the American Bar Association, African-American women ages 20-24 experience significantly more domestic violence than white women in the same age group and the #1 killer of African-American women ages 15-25 is homicide at the hands of a current or former intimate partner. Hit the read more link to learn more about Wambui Bahati (pictured above) and what she is doing to combat this serious issue in our community.

Wambui Bahati is a speaker, author, entertainer and holistic mental health and "empowerment over domestic violence" advocate. She studied theater at New York University School of the Arts and went on to perform in the Broadway productions of Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Today, Bahati tours all around the world entertaining and empowering others through her custom presentations, with topics ranging from racial injustice to homelessness. She wrote, produced and stars in the one-woman show called I Am Domestic Violence and has received national recognition for her efforts in advocacy. To learn even more about her and her shows, click here.

Also, to learn more about domestic violence, how it effects black women specifically, and what to do if you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, click here.
Everyone has a right to peaceful coexistence, the basic personal freedoms, the alleviation of suffering, and the opportunity to lead a productive life..." _Jimmy Carter

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