Blackmajor.Org DAV Programme
Location: Clockhouse Community Centre, Defiance Walk, Royal Arsenal, London SE18 5QL.
VENUE CAPACITY: 50 (both men and women are very welcome but due to limited capacity in order to attend, you need to reserve a place
RSVP: email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0749 218 4636 and wait for confirmation reply
Morning Session 10am-12pm
10:00am-10:30am – Signing in, Greetings & Delays
10:30am-10:45am = Introductions by Hajarah Nakitendi & Dr Yetunde Ade-Serrano
11:00am-11:30am = RBG Adult & Childrens Safeguarding Presentations
11:30am-11:45am = Guest Speaker 1 – Male Principle (female presenter)
11:45am-12:00pm = Guest Speaker 2 – Female Principle (male presenter)
12:00pm-13:00pm = Free Healthy Lunch Provided by Local Restaurants
13:00pm-13:15pm = Guest Speaker 3 – Female Principle (female presenter – children’s perspective)
13:15pm-13:30pm = Guest Speaker 4 – Male Principle (male presenter – children’s perspective)
13:30pm-14:00pm = Short Film Documentary
14:00:14:30pm = Questions & Answers
14:30:15:00pm = Registration & Networking
- o Female and Male
- o Age groups; <16, >16 to <24, >21
- o Currently experiencing DV?
- o Past experience (how long ago?)
- o Children (witnesses?)
- o Family knowledge and involvement?
- o Social service involvement?
- o Have participants discussed this before? With whom? When?
- o The group will include participants (self-identified) as being on the receiving end of DV and those agents of DV
This will facilitate a discussion around issues of power, control, stigma, and fear amongst other things. It is hoped this will encourage an exploration of understanding from both these experiencing platforms
Consider using pseudonyms (if participants so choose) – this is to protect participants’ identities and hence facilitate a safe and secure environment where stories can be shared in confidence
Consider the implications of what confidentiality might mean – safeguard against current DV
Be explicit about the parameters of confidentiality and ensure participants understand in what circumstances we (BlackMajor) will break confidentiality
Raise awareness of how children are impacted by DV
How is it manifested?
How can it be mitigated if at all?
How these are displaced in other environments? E.g. playground
How is this transferred into adulthood?
Identify the various forms of DV as it pertains specifically to the black community
Identify the underlying meaning of DV from participants’ perspectives and hence develop a working definition of DV
Benefits of DV
Cost of DV
Non intimate partner DV (DV by family members including extended family)
What is the nuanced discourse (narrative around DV specific to BC)?
Violence between partners, violence directed at children
Co-habilitating experiences specific to the black community
Although DV may be prevalent, what other issues supersede the experience and hence minimises its occurrence
DV and immigration
DV and religion / faith / practices
DV and stigma / taboo / shame
DV and the community / family
DV and prior trauma
DV and children (custody)
Domestic Violence & Immigration
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A GUEST SPEAKER, PLEASE EMAIL US AT BLACK@BLACK-MAJOR.ORG WITH WHEN AND ON WHAT SUBJECT YOU WISH TO SPEAK ON & ALL COST INCLUDING TRANSPORT AND WE WILL TO GET BACK TO YOU.