From Erasure to Empowerment: A Call to Action for Missing and Murdered Black Women
Public-Facing Webcasts & Symposiums
Professors Tiara Willie and Kamila Alexander, with support from the Bloomberg American Health Initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Institute for Policy Solutions at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, in partnership with Research in Action and the Brittany Clardy Foundation, are pleased to invite you to an educational briefing and policy discussion on the epidemic of Black missing and murdered women and girls in the United States. This event is in collaboration with the Congressional Black Caucus, the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., National Organization for Women, Inc., Ujima, Inc.: the National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, and Ready to Beauty, LLC.
Featured guests and panelists at the educational briefing will include Representative Ilhan Omar [D-MN] and Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman [D-NJ].
We are looking forward to seeing you at our event, From Erasure to Empowerment: A Call to Action for Missing and Murdered Black Women.
Tiara C. Willie, PhD, MA, researches how gender-based violence, mental health, and sexual health together advance trauma-informed policies, programs, and interventions. As a social epidemiologist, Dr. Willie aims to understand the distribution, determinants, and health consequences of gender-based violence (e.g., intimate partner violence, reproductive coercion, child sexual abuse) in order to reduce the prevalence of violence and related comorbidities. Guided by the social ecological model, her research focuses on individual-, relationship-, community-, and societal-level determinants of gender-based violence and examines the health implications of gender-based violence in order to develop interventions to reduce violence and improve mental, sexual, and reproductive health.
Kamila A. Alexander is an Associate Professor and Associate Director of the PhD and Postdoctoral programs at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her research examines the socio-structural determinants of trauma and violence on sexual, mental, and reproductive health outcomes among marginalized young people. As a trained advanced practice public health nurse, Dr. Alexander uses health equity and social justice lenses to examine the complex roles that intimate partner violence, HIV resilience, societal gender expectations, and economic opportunity play in the experience of intimate human relationships. She is recognized for her scientific and community-engaged leadership as a member of the inaugural cohort of Betty Irene Moore Fellowships for Nurse Leaders and Innovators.