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Nothing About Us Without Us: Black Women Speak
November 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join Savina J. Martin and Stacey Borden, raised in the under-resourced community of Roxbury, as they share their stories and that of their community, past and present, along with their visions for the future. Each experienced trauma in different ways due to economic inequity and abusive policing practices — and each emerged with a deep understanding and determination to demand resources and change, to re-imagine thriving communities, confront wrongful convictions, and to advocate for clemency and supportive, healing re-entry for women and their families.
Minister Savina Martin is a Roxbury, MA, Native and national activist. She is an Army Veteran who over the past few decades worked with homeless veterans in Boston and San Diego, CA. She is on the Clergy Council of the National Union of the Homeless, a Tri-Chair of the Massachusetts Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, a member of the Kairos Center for Religion, Rights and Social Justice, NYC, and member of Massachusetts Peace Action’s Board of Directors. She holds a doctorate in Humane Letters from Our Lady of the Elms College, 2019.
Stacey Borden, M.Ed., LADC I, Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling with a Concentration in Addictions and Trauma; Founder of New Beginnings Re-Entry Services; Board Member with Families for Justice as Healing, and member of The National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls. Stacey is an author, performance artist, motivational speaker and an activist. She is a proponent of Drama Therapy with an empathetic value in the individual suffering from trauma and addictions.