Cleveland Rape Crisis Center to host “Surviving R. Kelly” & Beyond Community Event

January 29, 2019


Surviving R. Kelly & Beyond: Sexual Assault in the African American Community

In the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, survivors bravely came forward to share their experiences with the world. Survivors of rape and sexual abuse are speaking out about being preyed upon, groomed, victimized and even blamed for their victimization, even when others knew what was taking place. All too often, survivors of color, specifically Black women, are overlooked, discounted, or simply not believed. Join us for a much-needed conversation regarding sexual violence in our community and how we can change the narrative.


Thank you to our panelists and all who attended this event on February 13. Click here to view a recording of “Surviving R. Kelly & Beyond.”


Teresa Stafford, Chief Advocacy Officer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Shelley Hunt, Director of Victim Services, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Joshua Hill, Prevention Specialist, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Aqueelah Jordan, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office
Imani Capri, Empowerment Speaker and Social Justice Advocate,Courage to Change: Total Life Empowerment