Shifting Our Lens: From Rescue to Empowerment - January 19, 2021

CrossRoads serves those impacted by human trafficking with advocacy, confidential counseling, emergency assistance, evidence-based trauma focused therapy, and trainings on victim identification. This panel discussion features community member Shereá Burnett, Robin Colbert from North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Shannon Finney from CrossRoads, and Bridget Werner from Family Abuse Services, who discuss the evolution of victim services and the best ways we can empower victims and survivors.

Black Indians NC Conversation Circle Episode 10

"Afro Indigenous Writers Series" - April 1, 2021

Shereá Burnett, a citizen of the Occanecchi Band of the Saponi Nation, was interviewed about the importance of writing our own stories as Afro-Indigenous and Indigenous people.

MMIWG Awareness Panel - May 4, 2021

This event focused on raising awareness and promoting discussions and action around the issue of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls (MMIWG). Panelists discussed the impact of this epidemic in North Carolina, what local tribal communities can do/are doing to make their citizens safer, the mental health impact of this epidemic, and how this epidemic is being overlooked as a trafficking, abuse, and domestic violence issue. Panelists included: Calvetta Watlington, Kimberly Knight, Aminah Ghaffar, Bria Miller, and Shereá Burnett. The panel was moderated by Nicki Faircloth. This event was co-sponsored by Family Abuse Services of Alamance County, Inc., CrossRoads Sexual Assault Response & Resource Center, Black Indians NC, The K.E.Y.A. Foundation, and ThisWomansWords.

The Systems of Our Culture: The Medical System - June 1, 2021

Our featured presenter, Dr. Stephanie Baker, provided an overview of the history of the medical system and emphasized historical and ongoing race disparities and race-based barriers that people of color encounter when pursuing medical care.

The Systems of Our Culture: The Education System & SRO's - July 6, 2021

Our featured presenters, Tyronna Hooker, Lexy Roberts, Dr. Charley Flint, and SRO Damane Duckett, discussed  the educational system in Alamance County, emphasizing race disparities and/or race-based barriers that people may encounter in this system.

Ostracization of SE Indigenous Peoples within Indian Country - July 27, 2021

Panelists discussed a variety of topics including the histories of their Tribes; the impacts of colonization on identity, culture, and sovereignty; and the differences between Southeastern Tribes and Southwestern Tribes. This panel was moderated by Shereá Burnett.

The Systems of Our Culture: Mental Health - August 16, 2021

Our panelists for this event were: Dr. Karyetta Walker, Reverend Tamara Kersey, and Author Adrienne Barr. Our panelists discussed mental health and mental health treatment in communities of color, specifically Alamance County, NC. This panel was moderated by Toni Autry.

Literacy in Alamance County: A Virtual Panel - September 21, 2021

This event focused on discussing literacy as a broad concept and the impact that literacy struggles have on adults and children. The panelists included: Lexy Roberts (Alamance Achieves), Lucia Lozano (Alamance Achieves), Erica Johnson (Alamance-Burlington School System), Jennifer Mock (Alamance Community College), Sabrina Otero (Alamance Community College), Adrienne Barr (Ellena N. Gean Books), Ericka Hill (Alamance County Public Libraries), and Davina Boldin-Woods (Genesis Child Development Center). This panel was moderated by Shereá Burnett.


A PowerPoint with data and literacy resources for adults and children is available here:  #NationalLiteracyMonth #LiteracyIsFreedom #AlamanceCounty