Many people might be familiar with the docuseries “Surviving R. Kelly” that was released recently. The docuseries involved allegation of sexual abuse, pedophilia against a popular RnB singer, R. Kelly. This has attracted a lot of mixed reactions from people and the media, mostly outrage and disgust.
The Women’s Center will be organizing an event called “Surviving R. Kelly,” which is a discussion centered on the controversies of R. Kelly.
In a brief chat with the coordinator, Shadow Roland, she said this event is about raising awareness for victims or survivors of domestic violence especially among women of color. Women of color don’t get much recognition in terms of abuse, so it is important to raise awareness.
She also mentioned that she believes it’s important for people to attend because this is an important topic to talk about, as we need to raise more awareness about the things going on in the black or brown bodies in the society, especially because this has been going on for a while.
The essence of this event is to keep the conversation going because there isn’t enough done to keep the conversation going
It is an open event for everyone, food will be provided and it’s a safe place for student to come in with an open mind and ready to have a conversation around sexual abuse and domestic violence.
This event will take place on Thursday at the Women’s Center, in CSU 218.
Feature photo courtesy of the Associated Press.