Truth In Reality, in conjunction with the Ferguson Response Network, has partnered to host our signature #99Seconds event on October 20, 2016 in ten cities across the U.S. The name #99Seconds is based on the fact that in the US a woman is sexually assaulted every 90 seconds and battered every 9 seconds.
This national initiative to honor the experiences of survivors of domestic and sexual violence is being held in light of the recent controversy around director, writer and actor Nate Parker's film Birth of a Nation and his sexual assault trial. With very little exception, the entire narrative has been focused on the accused perpetrators. Truth In Reality CEO Sil Lai Abrams and Ferguson Response Network founder Leslie MacFadyen decided to partner on this initiative in an effort to challenge society's tendency to erase or silence victims and survivors by re-centering them and providing a platform for their voices and experiences to be heard.
Click the following links for times & locations for the current list of events in our host cities:
- New York, NY
- Houston, TX
- Chicago, IL
- Charlotte, NC
- Baltimore, MD
- Grand Rapids, MI
- Washington, DC
- Minneapolis, MN
- Philadelphia, PA
Additional locations and times will be announced shortly.
If you would like to host your own #99Seconds event, download the #99Seconds Event Overview, Event Run of Show, and submit your request to be added to our list of official participants to info (at) truthinreality.org.
Anne Peng, Coordinator, Truth In Reality: anne (at) truthinreality.org
Truth In Reality is honored to announce that Dorinda Walker, Vice President, Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives for Multicultural Marketing, Prudential U.S. Businesses has joined our Board of Directors and is a Vice President of Consumer Strategy and Key Initiatives within Multicultural Marketing for Prudential's U.S. Businesses. In this position, Walker is responsible for supporting U.S. Businesses to plan and execute profitable growth strategies among diverse consumer segments. Her career has a particular focus on expanding new business opportunities among diverse markets, with an emphasis on strategic planning, targeted marketing, program management, event planning, and community engagement. Since joining Prudential in 1999, Walker has held a variety of roles within Group Insurance, Individual Life Insurance, and Finance. Walker is past co-chair of the Black Leadership Forum, a business resource group at Prudential that provides personal and career development resources for African American employees. She is an Advisory Board Member of Hispanicize, a Board of Trustees member for Ironbound Film and Television Studios, and former Board of Trustees member for the Jersey Explorer Children's Museum. In her appointed role, Walker will guide Truth In Reality in the recruitment of potential partners and alliances, fundraising and board cultivation.
If you missed it, check out the photo recap of our panel discussion on Black Women in Media at BRIC Arts on Tues, Dec 8, 2015. The panel discussion featured panelists Alia Jones-Harvey, Partner at Front Row Productions; Dr. Charisse L'Pree, Assistant Professor at Syracuse University; Shola Lynch, Curator at the Schomburg Center; and Kierna Mayo, Editor-In-Chief at EBONY Magazine; moderated by Truth In Reality Founder Sil Lai Abrams.Read more
Today is #GivingTuesday, and in the spirit of this day, Truth In Reality has partnered with handbag designer Angela Roi to honor women who are Redefining HERstory! Our generous partner would like to recognize one special woman who is making a difference by giving away one of their handbags.
To nominate a special woman you know to win this beautiful Angela Roi handbag, ask them to take the pledge on our website here: http://www.truthinreality.org/take_the_pledge. Once they have done so, they will be entered into the drawing. Then on Tuesday, December 8th, Angela and Roi will select one lucky winner to receive this special handbag and will share their story on their Facebook page and Truth In Reality will share their story on our blog and social media sites.