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Invisible Wounds: Stories of Survivorship – Exploring the Experiences of African, Caribbean and Black Survivors of Homicide Victims

September 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Homicide-related death has a devastating impact on the mental, physical, and spiritual wellbeing of family members, friends, and communities who must face the daunting challenge of learning to cope with the murder of their family members and friends. Experiencing the murder of a loved one leaves survivors with invisible “wounds”, injuries not often visible and comprehensible to the untrained eye.

Funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) in collaboration with the Story Centre and key community-based organizations, The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB) led focus groups and engaged with African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) survivors of homicide victims in digital storytelling to understand the impact of murder on the wellbeing, coping strategies and unmet needs of ACB Canadian survivors of homicide victims in Toronto.

Join The Centre for Research & Innovation for Black Survivors of Homicide Victims (The CRIB) at Innis Town Hall to view their stories of survivorship and hear directly from storytellers about the impact, consequences and culturally responsive services that are necessary to help them not just survive unthinkable tragedy but perhaps thrive thereafter it.

This is a free event. Registration is required.

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The event will kick off at 7:00 with a pre-show meet & greet social. The formal program to follow will include opening remarks from FIFSW faculty and government officials and an overview of the Invisible Wounds project provided by The CRIB researchers. This will be followed by a film screening of the digital stories produced by Invisible Wounds storytellers and a panel discussion, moderated by Associate Professor Tanya Sharpe, with the storytellers & neighbourhood ambassadors.

8:45: Closing Remarks

A detailed program will be shared shortly.


September 13, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5
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