E.g., 10-20-2020

Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Seeing& Believing In 2020 Virtual Summit

Hosted by: Florida Council Against Sexual Violence

Date: October 1 – 4, 2020 (ChST)

Description: Join the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence for their virtual conference. FCASV aims to create opportunities for connection and training among allies in the anti-sexual violence movement. 

Target Audience: SA programs, DV programs, advocates

Deadline to register is September 18

Registration Fee: $50.00

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What Survivor Advocates Should Know about the Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program - Part 1

Hosted by: National Alliance for Safe Housing and Regional Housing Legal Services

Date: October 1, 2020

Time: 3:00 am – 4:00 am ChST

Description: The federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC) is the largest federal program encouraging the creation of affordable rental housing for low-income households in the U.S., with approximately 100,000 new units developed annually and over 3 million total units on the market. As such, the LIHTC program is a critical source of affordable housing for tenants. Yet, much about the LIHTC program is not commonly known among advocates working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
During this webinar series, advocates will learn The basics of the LIHTC program, Why the LIHTC program is important for survivors, How survivors can access LIHTC units in their communities, What housing protections exist for survivors applying for and living in LIHTC units, What they can do to advocate for LIHTC housing to be developed for survivors in their communities

Target Audience: Housing programs

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Reimagining Our Legacy: Transforming from Criminalization to Liberation - Part 1

Hosted by: Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance

Date: October 1, 2020

Time: 3:00 am – 4:30 am ChST

Description: This 2-part webinar series is inspired by a question posed by activist Mimi Kim: “Why and how did the violence against women movement - an emancipatory social movement - choose criminalization as a dominant strategy…and how has this focus on criminalization affected survivors?”
In this time of emergence, we are called to reflect on the status quo (“the way we’ve always done things”), to reimagine new possibilities that increase thriving, and shed that which no longer serves us. This webinar series will offer an opportunity to reflect on the movement to end gender-based violence’s reliance on the criminal legal system and contemplate the consequences of choosing policing, prosecution, and imprisonment as primary solutions to ending violence. We will discuss the impact of incarceration, discuss concepts of punishment and accountability (and how they differ), and learn about new, liberatory ways to practice accountability and repair that do not require punishment and incarceration

Target Audience: Domestic Violence programs

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Human Trafficking

Hosted by: Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault  
Date: October 1, 2020
Time: 4:00 am – 5:00 am ChST

Human Trafficking

Description: This webinar will be presented by Dr. Kanani Titchen.

Target audience: SA and DV Programs; Judges; Law Enforcement; Prosecutors
Working with Sexual Assault Survivors/Victims from the Asian & Pacific Islander Communities

Hosted by: National Organization of Asians and Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence

Date: October 1, 2020

Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

Description: Learn more about sexual violence in the Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities and how to provide services that are rooted within the API context.

Target Audience: none

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Organizational Resiliency in Managing Challenges within Survivor-Serving Organizations

Hosted by: Supporting Organizational Sustainability to Address Violence Against Women Institute

Date: October 1, 2020

Time: 4:00 am – 5:30 am ChST

Description: Leaders within domestic violence and sexual assault organizations are often tasked with leading and managing challenges due to transitions, natural disasters, health emergencies, and financial crises, among others. Now more than ever, organizations are grappling with a panoply of needs and concerns amidst great uncertainty. Organizations that concentrate on leadership and operational practices that strengthen collective resilience can learn and grow from these experiences and thereby serve communities better. This roundtable will include a facilitated peer exchange and panel discussions to share strategies to help build and sustain organizational resiliency.
After this webinar, you will be better able to: Recognize the science of resilience to help mitigate or buffer the effects of stress and trauma; Discuss resiliency strategies to lead during uncertainty, change, and the current health crisis; Identify leadership and organizational capacities that foster resiliency within a DV/SA organization; Utilize tools and resources to manage change, challenges and build resiliency.

Target Audience: DV programs, SA programs

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From a Spiral of Violence to a Whirlwind of Healing: Strengthening Advocacy for API LGBTQ Survivors

Hosted by: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Date: October 1, 2020

Time: 5:00 am – 6:30 am ChST

Description: Domestic violence and intimate partner abuse have often been understood in terms of men’s violence against women. However, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified individuals consistently experience intimate partner violence at similar rates as heterosexual women. With 21-55% of Asian women reporting experiences of intimate physical and/or sexual violence during their lifetime, the implications for LGBTQ API individuals are extensive. Yet while the number of anti-violence programs serving Asian and Pacific Islander communities has grown considerably over the last decades, there is little research and still very few culturally-specific resources for LGBTQ survivors of gender-based violence.This webinar will offer a framework for understanding Asian and Pacific Islander LGBTQ experiences of gender-based violence, and the multiple barriers that these survivors face when seeking support. Integrating highlights from the Institute’s September 2019 Roundtable on API LGBTQ communities, this presentation will provide ideas and recommendations for organizations to engage and serve API LGBTQ survivors more effectively.

Target Audience: SA Programs, DV programs, Case workers

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