Celebrating 10 yrs

10 Years of Creating a Blueprint for Black Women's Liberation

Building Power with Black Women & Girls

  • Convened the first ever Truth & Reconciliation Commission to focus on Black women and sexual violence

  • Created multimedia cultural productions that produced critical reports and powerful partnerships at federal and local levels, influencing key policy

  • Testified at the United Nations, demanding Black women be written into international human rights history

  • Created the Sista's Van, a mobile healing unit to serve survivors of sexual violence, trafficking, reproductive violence, and physical abuse

  • Founded the Museum of Women's Resistance, guiding visitors through the history of social justice movements led by women of the Global South and Diaspora

  • Developed the Sexual Abuse to Maternal Mortality Pipeline report and training series 

  • Designed trainings geared towards the prevention and intervention of gender violence in the workplace. Notable clients included the NFL, NYPD, HBCUs, and A+E Networks


In this video, enjoy the opening and welcome ritual led by Shawnee Benton Gibson, followed by an in-depth conversation with Executive Director, Farah Tanis and Associate Director, Sevonna Brown about the founding and future of BWB.

The celebration continued with meaningful reflections from community members, clips from our decade of events, and live music and poetry created and played to specifically celebrate the joy and power of our 10th Anniversary.