Webinar - Engaging Communities in Sexual Violence Prevention

10/14/2011 - 10:30am
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Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA)
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Sexual violence is pervasive within our society and communities. Existing community norms regarding this interpersonal violence can make maintaining community commitment to prevention efforts difficult. This webinar will provide practical information designed to help Rape Crisis Centers frame their prevention work in ways that increase community engagement. The presenter will share lessons learned from fifteen years of sexual violence prevention work as well as emerging trends from the sexual violence prevention field.

Facilitated by Lydia Guy Ortiz, an independent consultant with an emphasis on sexual violence prevention and anti-oppression theory. Lydia has been active in the anti-rape movement for twenty-five 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. In addition to extensive experience supporting groups in their prevention efforts, she has direct experience working at community based rape crisis centers and state coalitions as an educator, trainer and organizational leader. This experience provides her with genuine respect for the field and those who work in it, as well as a keen understanding of the broader social and political context in which the field is growing and evolving. Lydia is familiar with the challenges inherent in planning and implementing anti- violence against women programming as well as innovative and promising practices.

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