Our Work This Month
Peaceful Families Project recognized #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth with a series of webinars, discussion spaces and resources. We approached the month through a lens of intersectionality by highlighting the many different social identities and factors that impact the experience of domestic violence. Our Muslim community is a diverse one and we are striving to create programming and resources that reflect these different experiences in terms of race, gender, religion, age, languages and more. In an effort to reach broader communities, we introduced a series of Tea Talks in which our PFP trainers discussed DV and Islam in Spanish and Arabic. PFP also strived to create private spaces for community members to share their experiences and connect with each other through our Youth Webinar which created a space of support and understanding for our Muslim Youth and through our Intersectionality event which created a space of support and affirmation for Black survivors who experience abuse on top of systemic racism and oppression. DVAM also gave us the opportunity to gain knowledge about Healthy Relationships and about DV and the Law through webinars led by experts in the field. Finally, PFP is continually striving to create and share content and resources that spread knowledge, raise awareness and teach strategies and tips to those who need them.