The Beginning of the Conversation
Imagine a world where Maya Angelou never spoke or even wrote a single word. For awhile, it was possible. Raped as an 8-year-old girl, she eventually named the man that attacked her. He was later found beaten to death. Maya said, “I killed that man, because I told his name. And then I thought I would never speak again, because my voice would kill anyone.” So she simply stopped speaking, for five years.
Fortunately, there was a teacher who brought her out of her silence. Through her teacher and her life experiences, Maya saw that things were not as they seemed. The world is grateful for this important life lesson.
The vision of Pro-Black Pro-Life is to invite and engage in conversations that lead to change. We look to mobilize a movement that informs an audience of things that may not be as they seem. Our goal is to engage black communities for action regarding the issue of life and to ultimately, transform thought.
With the advent of slavery, the black woman’s reproductive nightmares began. Pro-Black Pro-Life desires to reach the black woman with life-affirming truths and hope. We want to empower black women who have influence within their communities to speak boldly.
Through the mobilization of resources and community groups, engagement training, and relevant vlogs, we will create conversations that build trust. Together, let us open the line of effective communication around difficult conversations.