Course Details

Course Description

The complex barriers to leaving an abusive relationship are significantly increased for victims of domestic violence who are people of color. According to the Violence Policy Center’s 2018 report, Black women were killed by a male offender at a rate twice as high as White women in 2016. In addition to this alarming statistic, there still remains a lack of representation of people of color in leadership positions throughout the domestic violence movement. In order to best meet the needs of people of color who are victims of domestic violence, those of us who strive to be White allies must be willing to look at the intersections of racism, oppression and victimization in our work.

Continuing Education Hours: 1.5

This webinar is approved by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for 1.5 continuing education hours for staff of state certified domestic violence programs in Georgia.


In this webinar, we will:

  • Unpack the definitions of racism, discrimination, and prejudice
  • Identify the unique barriers faced by victims who are people of color
  • Understand our reluctance as White people to talk about race and racism
  • Define what it means to be a White aspiring ally 
  • Determine concrete ways in which we as White aspiring allies can push the domestic violence movement toward racial justice and equity

Indended Audience

Advocates and administrative staff of community-based and state certified domestic violence programs in Georgia

Course Documents and Links