Women of Color Institute
Advocacy is changing in our new Century. We are working with the multiple needs of women who are in crisis not only from domestic and sexual violence but who are troubled with criminal histories, educational defi ciency, joblessness, basic life skills, mental and physical health management and fi nancial literacy. This Institute will focus on recognizing the changing faces of survivors, and their multilayered and often multi-cultural needs that extends further than restoring survivors from the violence; it is rather holistic restoration, a thorough reconnection of all aspects of a survivors life; both positive and negative. Advocates will be challenged to re-evaluate their values and beliefs, re-defi ne advocacy that is not only empowering but doesn’t compartmentalize the survivor, re-energize the spirit in which advocacy is implemented, and fi nally be able to re-position our advocacy to not judge but value every experience of a survivor and have the courage to do the kind of advocacy that doesn’t fi t neatly in a box.
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FEATURED PRESENTERS:
LORI S. ROBINSON, Editor in Chief of Michigan-based News Journal:African American Family and Author of I Will Survive: The African American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse
STEPHANIE L. JONES, Author of The Enemy Between My Legs, Essence Magazine Best Seller and Amazon Best Seller