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By Roderick Douglass
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Truth Bombs: Live Discussion Panel of Truth Pharm Harming Black Women

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Truth Bombs: Live Discussion Panel of Truth Pharm Harming Black Women
This is a 12/7/2021 panel discussion examining the ways Truth Pharm has harmed, and continues to harm, Black women. Hear directly from survivors. Hosted by Sabrina Edic. Statement: "Many of us have been vocal about the harm inflicted upon us by Alexis and Truth Pharm for months, and in some instances, years. Until recently, the response from the perpetrators has been nonexistent. It took public outcry and support to elicit any response from the organization, hollow as it may have been. So it has been made clear to us that Alexis and Truth Pharm are not sorry for the harm caused, and will proceed in a manner that is ‘business as usual.’ Despite this, the support our community has shown us has been overwhelming and we are touched by the love that has been given. We will not allow our experiences, or the experiences of other women in our community, to go overlooked or be disregarded. Those of us who sit at multiple intersections of oppression cannot afford to allow these predominantly white and white-led organizations who cause us harm to exist outside the realm of accountability. We, the undersigned, release this statement in the hopes that more community members will be aware of the harm that has been caused, as well as the need for Truth Pharm to treat our trauma seriously. We have all experienced—to varying degrees—the toxic work environment and patterns of discrimination, exploitation, and/or financial abuse currently upheld by Truth Pharm. Additionally, we will be holding a virtual discussion panel to further outline the array of harm we’ve experienced, as well as our goals and expectations for moving forward individually and as a community. We hope that the community will join us in this discussion and continue to support not only us, but all who bear the brunt of exploitative behavior from non-profit organizations and the individuals who oversee them. We keep us safe. In solidarity, • Khamesi Black • Sulaiminah Burns • Ashley Cambro • Latoya Melendez • Jessica Blanchard • Celena McDonnell • And others who choose to retain their anonymity at this time"  Additional Info: https://100bmobc.medium.com/does-truth-pharm-have-a-black-woman-problem-76da28b97797 Petition: https://www.change.org/p/the-people-of-broome-county-remove-alexis-pleus-from-executive-director-of-truth-pharm
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December 08, 2021