Deborah Esther (Ravyn Joi Brooks)

Gender Parity

2018

Recon: Place for reconnection and reconciliation is a multi-year citywide initiative that aims to create spaces of intentional, holistic, and methodical healing spaces for sexual assault/abuse survivors within the churches in the (Black) urban core of Kansas City, Missouri. Amidst facilitating healing, this organization will mobilize local churches around legislation to shrink KCPD rape kit backlogs and encourage/protect sexual assault reports. This blueprint will establish sexual crime as an issue, expose victim stigmatization, and explain the role of churches in the solution of these issues.