RAINN Celebrates Black Survivors on Juneteenth

Juneteenth, which became a federal holiday in 2021, commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S. This June 19, and all year long, RAINN celebrates Black survivors and acknowledges the political, social, and economic barriers that prevent some survivors from seeking support.

Intergenerational trauma affects many communities including the Black community. Intergenerational trauma is the psychological and physiological effects of trauma and how it can continue to manifest in families for years to come. To learn more, check out RAINN’s Intergenerational Trauma: Black History Month Summit here.

For Black survivors of sexual violence, here are resources for healing, community support, and hotline support.

  • National Sexual Assault Hotline: Operated by RAINN, the NSAH provides free, confidential support 24/7 via phone (800.656.HOPE) and online chat (hotline.rainn.org). Online chat is also available in Spanish at online.RAINN.org/es.
  • Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community works to respond to and end domestic, sexual, and community violence in the Black community through research, public awareness, community engagement, and resource development.
  • Lean On Me (in English and in Spanish), a video series developed by RAINN in collaboration with No Limit Generation, informs, guides, and educates caregivers to safeguard children from online and in-person grooming.

To speak with a trained support specialist, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800.656.HOPE (4673) or chat online in English at online.rainn.org or in Spanish at RAINN.org/es.

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