Date/Time: 
08/14/2014 - 8:00am to 08/17/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Hilton Alexandrai Mark Center
Alexandria, VA

City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance
Description: 

Welcome to the 5th year of the only Sexual Freedom Summit – the event where all of the personal and political elements of the sexual freedom movement come together.  And this year, 2014, brings you even more of the fabulous discussions, trainings, networking events, and extended Institutes than ever before.Attend from Thursday, August 14, 2014 for four fabulous days, thru Sunday, August 17, 2014, to share information, experiences, and strategies to use in the fight for human rights and sexual freedom.They'll talk about the denial of our identities, relationships and families, the undermining of our health care, and reduction of our access to sexuality education, as well as the criminalization of our sexual expression and pleasure.But they'll also be talking about how to create the change they want to see in these and other areas.Many ideas, CEs, CLEs, tons of topics, one goal:  to affirm sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.

Date/Time: 
07/15/2014 - 8:00am to 07/17/2014 - 12:00pm
Location
Address: 

St. Louis, MO

City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
The Resource Sharing Project (RSP)
Description: 

SAVE THE DATE! Cultivating Possibilities in Rural Sexual Assault Services July 15-17, 2014 in St. Louis, MO Join RSP for a FREE conference for OVW Rural Grantees! The Resource Sharing Project is pleased to provide this new 2.5 day training exclusively to OVW Rural Grantees that are dual/multi-service advocacy agencies or rural state sexual assault coalitions. This meeting will open the door to innovative possibilities in our rural work with sexual assault survivors.   Workshops on:• Financial Management• Holistic Healing Methods• Working with Immigrant & Refugee Populations   • Working with Native American Survivors  • Trauma-Informed Care• Expanding Community Partnerships• Serving Incarcerated Survivors    & more! Registration opens April 14 There are only 100 seats available for this conference. Each Rural Grant(lead grantee and sub-grantees combined) may send four attendees. Pleasecontact Kris Bein with any questions at 515-244-7424, or Valerie Davis at 515-974-5610.

Date/Time: 
07/08/2014 - 8:00am to 07/10/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

The John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute
@ Northeastern Universtiy, Boston, MA

City: 
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300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society
Description: 

The MVP Institute is a three-day interactive training designed for adults and adult educators, led by engaging and knowledgeable teams of male and female facilitators. Upon completion of the Institute, participants receive a copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population. Male and female adult educators and youth service providers are encouraged to attend. The Institute is also open to other adults who are interested in exploring the topic of men’s violence against women. For more information, email Jarrod Chin or call 617-373-8420. To register, click here!

Date/Time: 
05/28/2014 - 8:00am to 05/30/2014 - 12:30pm
Location
Address: 

Heathman Lodge
Vancouver, WA

City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)
Description: 

The goals of our conference are to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, to provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and to facilitate social change.The theme of this year’s conference is Celebrating Resilience.As advocates and preventionists working to end sexual violence, we have needed to be resilient.  While this need has made us stronger, it does not always feel like a gift.  This year we want to acknowledge the value of resilience within ourselves, to celebrate this amazing ability, and to cultivate a community of care.  It is the resilience in our lives, our communities, and our movement that inspires each of us to work for what seems impossible at times: the end of oppression and violence. This conference is a chance to connect to our co-workers, allies, and supporters, and to renew our energy, focus, and creativity.  There is more work to do and we need to recharge in order to take on this challenge.For more information, visit their website.

Date/Time: 
05/02/2014 - 2:00pm to 05/05/2014 - 12:00pm
Location
Address: 

Chicago, IL

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Chicago Summit
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://chicagosummit.lgbthomelessness.com/
Description: 

Windy City Times is hosting a summit May 2-5 on LGBTQ youth in the Chicago region, to assess the current issues impacting homeless youth, and new solutions to these complex issues. Kim Hunt, executive director of Affinity Community Services, is the summit’s director.The title of the summit is “Owning Our Lives: Dream It. Speak It. Do It!!”Each of the summit’s three days will have a different area of focus:Friday, May 2, 2-8 p.m.Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s HospitalOpen to people 25 and under who have been impacted by homelessness.Registration: FREESat., May 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.University of Illinois at Chicago, Behavioral Sciences Bldg, 1007 W. HarrisonOpen to youth, nonprofits, government agencies, politicians, foundations,  activists, service providers, academic researchers and individuals working on these issues.Registration: $45 adults, youth freeMon., May 5, 8 a.m.-NoonMuseum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State St.Report to government agencies, politicians, foundations (private, public and corporate foundations encouraged to attend), academics, and donors.Registration: FREEFor more information visit the website.

Date/Time: 
08/21/2014 - 8:00am to 08/22/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Radisson Convention Center
1150 Camp Hill Bypass
Camp Hill, PA  17011

City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
PA Department of Health | Office of Health Equity
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.health.state.pa.us/
Description: 

Second biennial conference aimed towards increasing knowledge about health equity and sharing best practices to reduce health disparities that affect underserved and vulnerable populations in Pennsylvania.  The focus at this year’s conference will be the impact of chronic diseases and its associated risk factors for diverse populations, particularly for immigrants/refugees, as well as the role that socioeconomic differences, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, disabilities, etc., play in creating health disparities.  It includes, but it is not limited to, cultural competence, language issues, health literacy, as well as the impact of the social determinants of health in achieving health equity.Registration coming soon.

Date/Time: 
05/13/2014 - 8:00am to 05/14/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center
1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS

City: 
Postal Code: 
Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Preconference Institute
Description: 

The 17th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Conference will be hosted by the Governor and Attorney General. View more details about the conference and registration.

Date/Time: 
05/12/2014 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Location
Address: 

Capitol Plaza Hotel
1717 SW Topeka Blvd.
Topeka, KS

Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence Preconference Institute
Description: 

This one day pre-conference will be focused on intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV), an often overlooked yet prevalent and very serious aspect of domestic violence cases. Participants in this conference will learn about the prevalence of IPSV, victim impact, the importance of understanding IPSV for risk assessment, strategies for encouraging disclosure and responding to IPSV, and other related issues. This interactive session will also explore the language of violence against women: how we talk about and write about these crimes. The pre-conference wiill be presented by Lynn Hecht Schafran and Claudia Bayliff. Email for additional questions about registration.

Date/Time: 
04/11/2014 - 8:00am to 2:30pm
Location
Address: 

Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, NY 11722

City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
VIBS
Description: 

On Friday, April 11, 2014, VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center will host its annual Suffolk County Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Conference at the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center at Touro College. The goal of this event is to bring together community stakeholders to share knowledge and ideas about how to prevent and respond to sexual assault. This event is open to the entire community, and will draw participants from various fields, including law enforcement, education, and other human service agencies.This year's conference will focus on prevention and response to child sexual abuse and will highlight the Enough Abuse Campaign, a national grassroots movement aimed at providing adults and communities with the knowledge and skills to put an end to the child sexual abuse epidemic. VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center is thrilled to partner with the Suffolk County Child Advocacy Center as the lead agencies for Suffolk County's Enough Abuse Campaign, one of only three sites chosen in the state of New York.Conference events will also include:-A keynote address by Terri Muuss, author of Over Exposed: A Poetic Memoir-Eight different workshop offerings-Networking opportunities-Continental breakfast and lunchFor more information, email Lindsay Schoenig or call 631-360-3730 x220.

Date/Time: 
06/12/2014 - 8:00am to 06/14/2014 - 5:00pm
Location
Address: 

Pennsylvania Convention Center
1200 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

City: 
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Country: 
300
Sponsoring Agency: 
Mazzoni Center
Description: 

Now in its thirteenth year, PTHC proudly offers a space for Trans* people and our allies, families, and providers to come together to re-envision what health means for Trans* people. The focus of this unique conference is promoting transgender health and wellness in mind, body, spirit, and community. PTHC recognizes the interconnections among all aspects of our well-being; including health, safety, education, employment, housing, and social support.Further, PTHC recognizes that accessible and quality healthcare is an integral part of self-determining our bodies and identities in the larger world. As much as possible, PTHC strives to ensure that the conference addresses the diverse needs of all people who identify as Trans* or beyond the binary gender system, as well as our partners, families, and allies. In addition, in an effort to increase the availability of quality, culturally-competent care for transgender communities, PTHC also provides a workshops for medical, mental health, and social service providers.For more information, visit the website.

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