A feminist and human rights advocate, Farah Tanis addresses sexual violence against women and girls in African American, African, and Afro- Caribbean communities. She leads efforts supporting historically black universities on issues of gender, race, sexuality, and anti-violence policy. Ms. Tanis launched and chairs the first truth and reconciliation commission in the United States focusing on black women and sexual assault. Founder and a lead curator of the Museum of Women’s Resistance, Ms. Tanis serves in several prominent anti-violence and human rights programs and has received numerous awards for her human rights work.
“It is by taking bold action towards justice that we practice liberation, heal ourselves, and shift violent paradigms, lifting the foot of oppression off our necks so we can be free, so we can envision communities without sexual violence and exploitation, and make that vision manifest.”