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April 1, 2020

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) — a time to share information and learn more about sexual assault.  Most years, SAAM may involve special events (like Walk a Mile In Her Shoes), group activities, education and training programs and more.  Due to the COVID...

March 25, 2020

Every March, we celebrate Women’s History Month.  This is a time to recognize the achievements of women throughout history — and to push for greater acknowledgement of the women who are still breaking barriers and having amazing success.  At the same time, we can use t...

March 18, 2020

Due to concerns related to the coronavirus, Blackburn Center has made temporary changes to both work schedules and locations.  Our administrative office will be closed through Friday, March 27.  During this time, we will still be providing the core services the communi...

March 16, 2020

In light of the CDC recommendation to cancel large gatherings for the next 8 weeks, Blackburn Center has made the decision to cancel Walk a Mile in Her Shoes 2020.  We appreciate the enthusiasm and support the community has shown for this event over the past nine years...

March 11, 2020

At Blackburn Center, we are fortunate to have the support of members of the community.  Individuals, businesses and organizations donate, volunteer, and otherwise contribute to our mission.  One great example of this type of support is She Sings: An Evening of Art and...

March 4, 2020

Most people never have to think about what gender pronouns they use.  In fact, they may not even be fully aware that they are using them — it is just something that they have always done. But thinking about your gender pronouns — and sharing them, such as in an email t...

February 26, 2020

The statistics on domestic violence in the United States are disturbing.  1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.  Each year, domestic violence is estimated to affect 10 million people in the United States. 

Yet for Black w...

February 19, 2020

The statistics are daunting: 22% of Black women and girls will be raped at some point in their lives.   For every 15 Black women who are assaulted, just one reports her rape.  While there are a number of reasons why any victim of sexual assault do not report their...

February 12, 2020

The concept of misogyny may be familiar to you: an extreme form of sexism that is often defined as the hatred of women.   A related concept, misogynoir, involves a specific type of misogyny that has roots in racism.  Coined by the queer Black feminist Moya Bailey in 20...

February 5, 2020

February is Black History Month — a time to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. Today, we highlight the role of Black women in American history. 

1850: Harriet Tubman Returns to the South to Free Her Family Members from Slavery 

Born into slavery in Maryland...

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