Co-founder and Executive Director of Black Women’s Blueprint, Farah is working at grassroots and institutional levels to address the spectrum of gender violence against women and girls in Black, African American and other communities of color. She is founder and lead curator at the Museum of Women’s Resistance and creator of the Mother Tongue Monologues, a theatrical and multimedia art vehicle for teaching Black and Queer sexual politics in communities across the US. Tanis has the distinction of being a Human Rights Institute Fellow (USHRN), a member of the Task Force on the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and a 2014 Feminist Majority Foundation “Ms. Wonder” Honoree for her work to address gender-violence on US college campuses and she will speak about her story, healing, truth and reconciliation.