The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs
The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs annual conference will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Richland Hanford House. Olga Trujillo is the featured keynote speaker. A pre-conference institute (on May 24) addressing issues involving children with sexual behavior problems will be offered. For more information, contact Grant Stancliff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-754-7583 or visit the website.
Washington Sexual Violence Prevention College Coalition, Central Washington University
The Washington Sexual Violence Prevention College Coalition and Central Washington University will host a Green Dot training featuring Green Dot creator, Dr Dorothy Edwards at CWU. Green Dot is a bystander intervention program that aims to prevent power-based personal violence (sexual violence, partner violence, stalking, and child abuse). Dr. Dorothy Edwards (University of Kentucky) will provide all the necessary information and training to implement Green Dot on your campus or in your community. Check out www.greendotkentucky.com for more information on this innovative program.
WHO: WA Universities, community colleges, state agencies
DATE: MAY 10-13, 2010 TIME: 8 am-5 pm (each day)
LOCATION: Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
COST: $100 per person (before April 23) $120 per person (April 24-May 3)
**Meals are not included in the registration cost
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2010
CONTACT Andrea Easlick at EaslickA@cwu.edu or 509-963-3233 with questions or for more information.
Pacific Lutheran University, Women's Center's Men Against Violence Program
"Paving a Rocky Road", is a metaphor to honor the history of Women's Movements which drive Men Against Violence (MAV) efforts around the country. The metaphor continues as Men Against Violence looks to the future of engaging larger numbers of people in our struggle to create social change around gender equity and violence against women. While men are certainly not “The” solution, this change cannot come without large numbers of men and women both working together. MAV can “pave the way” to gaining the support of larger numbers by removing barriers that traditionally keep men from engaging in a topic which touches us all.
This conference will broaden the ways the movement seeks to engage those who identify as male in ways that do not continue to marginalize across gender, sexual orientation, race, class, etc while challenging us all to explore the interesectionality of oppressions and violence. Specific topics include explorations of MAV program creation and success, collaboration with communities of faith, and developing the social justice leadership of tomorrow.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Hand in Hand Through a Lifetime.” This theme acknowledges the various points in people’s lives during which they may be affected by sexual violence. We also wish to highlight the importance of creating a caring and connected community in order to prevent and intervene in sexual violence, especially for children. This year’s keynote speaker will be Olga Trujillo. She will address the dynamics and impacts of sexual assault with a focus on the resiliency of children and the importance of culture in healing. The goal of our conference is to unite agencies and individuals working to end sexual violence, provide educational opportunities to deepen our understanding of sexual violence, and facilitate social change.
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