Invisible Wounds: Stories of Survivorship
February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Homicide-related death has a devastating impact on the mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of family members, friends, and communities who must face the daunting challenge of learning to cope with the murder of a loved one. Experiencing the death of a loved one leaves survivors with invisible “wounds”, injuries not often visible and comprehensible to the untrained eye. Black survivors of homicide victims must manage to cope with the murder of their loved one while navigating anti-Black and racist systems.
Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in collaboration with the Story Centre and key community-based organizations, The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB) led focus groups and engaged Toronto-based African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) survivors of homicide victims in digital storytelling to understand the impact of murder on their wellbeing, coping strategies and unmet needs.
Join The CRIB at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work to view stories of survivorship and hear directly from storytellers about their experiences and culturally responsive services that are necessary to help them not just survive unthinkable tragedy but perhaps thrive thereafter.
This is a free event. Registration is required