Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community serves as a national, culturally-specific services issue resource center to provide support to and be a voice for the Black Community in response to domestic, sexual and community violence. Ujima was founded in response to a need for an active approach to ending domestic, sexual and community violence in the Black community.
The name Ujima was derived from the third principle of Kwanzaa, and means Collective Work and Responsibility. As an organization, we understand the need to mobilize and heal our communities from the inside out. We utilize this principle to empower service providers, policy makers, advocates and the community-at-large to address the unique challenges faced by the Black Community as it relates to violence across a broad spectrum.
COVID-19 and Its Effects on the Black Community | Episode 9
We're speaking with special guest, Dr. Michelle Gourdine of the University of Maryland Medical System. On this episode of Collectively Speaking, we dive into COVID-19 and its effects on the Black community. Dr. Gourdine discusses health disparities, how to protect yourself and your family, children, and the virus, and how COVID-19 can affect a mother and her unborn child.
Knowledge is Power: Reintegrating Students Back Into the School System Post COVID-19 | Episode 8
We are speaking with Dr. Lana Bates about the strategies schools should look at when reintegrating K-12 students back into the school system. We also discuss the importance of supporting students from marginalized communities during and after the pandemic.
Black Love: The Response to Mental Health in the Black Community | Episode 7
Our special guest, Dr. Justin Hopkins breaks down some of the myths of mental health in the Black community. We start with a discussion around Black men, mental health and domestic violence, and end with insight on Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome (PTSS) and how we can overcome some of our trauma.
Working Collectively: Our Response to Supporting the LGBTQ Community | Episode 6
We're joined by Kai Hartsfield, Communications Co-Chair for Black Youth Project 100 to discuss the state of the Black LGBTQ community and how the Black community can support.
Black Women and Sexual Assault | Episode 5
A discussion around Black women and sexual assault with special guest, Tanisha Murden.
Empowering Women in the African Immigrant Community | Episode 4
Empowering Women in the African Immigrant Community | Episode 4 by Ujima, Inc.