Mobilizing Communities: Developing Culturally Relevant Prevention Projects

Date/Time: 
05/04/2010 - 10:00am to 05/05/2010 - 2:00pm
Location
City: 
Charlottesville
Sponsoring Agency: 
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Description: 

This one-and-a-half day, advanced prevention training will help participants identify and understand community and cultural norms that are fundemental to the work of violence prevention. Presenters will emphasize the creation of sexual violence prevention and intervention stategies that are relevant, culturally compelling, and innovative. The questions that will guide this process include:

  • What is community mobilization?
  • Why is it necessary to create culturally relevant and community specific initiatives?
  • What is our role in promoting social justice within communities?


This training is designed for advocates and allies experienced with the public health approach to primary prevention. About the Trainers:

Lydia Guy Ortiz is an independent consultant with an emphasis on sexual violence prevention and anti-oppression theory. She's been active in the anti-rape move for twenty years and is a board member of National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She is committed to the creation of sexual violence prevention and intervention strategies that are relevant, culturally compelling, and innovative.

Noah Scalin is a lifelong activist and founder of the socially conscious design and consulting firm Another Limited Rebellion. Noah's work at ALR has gained international exposure in over two-dozen books and is frequently featured in design publications.

May 4th from 10am-5pm AND May 5 from 9am-2pm

Register Online. Cost: $45 members, $75 non-member Registration includes lunch on the 4th, and breakfast items, beverages and lunch on the 5th.

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