Date/Time: 
03/23/2011 - 8:00pm
Location
City: 
Alma
Sponsoring Agency: 
Alma College
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Alma College
Contact Phone: 
989-463-7111
Description: 

Norma Ramos, a public interest attorney, eco-feminist and co-executive director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, will deliver the keynote speech for Alma College’s annual Women’s Month observance.

Ramos speaks at 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 23rd in the Dunning Memorial Chapel. Admission is free and open to the public; no ticket is required.

The Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, established in 1988, promotes women's rights by working internationally to combat sexual exploitation, says Jamie Smith, an assistant professor of history at Alma College who helped organize Ramos’ visit to campus.

Date/Time: 
04/06/2011 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location
City: 
Detroit
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Wayne County SAFE and YWCA/Interim House
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Denise Diggs-Taylor
Contact Phone: 
313-964-9701
Contact Email: 
ddiggstaylor@gmail.com
Description: 

Sexual violence is a huge concern in our communities and in the lives of women and children in the City of Detroit. Survivors of sexual assault often live in silence and in our city. Many of families do not know where to turn for help or even know that help is available. To bring awareness to this issue and the organizations that are dedicated to serving the community the Wayne County Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner's (WC SAFE) Advocacy Program and YWCA/Interim House are planning a Take Back The Night Rally in the City of Detroit. WC SAFE is providing advocacy services to victims of The 400 Project. The 400 Project is a sample of the 12,000 evidence collection kits done on rape victims that were never processed and found in storage units in 2009. WC SAFE is providing advocacy services to these victims, but also to any sexual assault survivor in Wayne County. YWCA/ Interim House is the only domestic violence and sexual assault shelter in the city of Detroit and one of the largest in the State of Michigan.

Take Back The Night started in the United States in the 1970s and focused on the unsafe streets, cities and campuses. Today, events highlight the problem of violence against women as well as the broader issues of sexual violence. All events during the month of April strive to bring awareness to the problem of sexual violence and support those who have been victimized.  Wayne County SAFE and YWCA/Interim House are working to gather the support of our criminal justice systems and other community agencies. Two speakers for the evening will be Lori Robinson, Editor of B.L.A.C. Detroit Magazine and author of “I Will Survive: The African American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse”, and Stacy Y. Barker, a sexual assault survivor and the first women in Michigan to have a mandatory sentence vacated by a federal court. There will be spoken words by Kalimah Johnson a performance poet and activist for women and the LGBT community. The rally will be held on April 6, 2011 at 6:00pm-8:00pm in Cadillac Square.

Date/Time: 
02/15/2011 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location
City: 
Ypsilanti
Postal Code: 
48197
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Dawn Farm
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Jss Antanaitis
Contact Email: 
jessa@med.umich.edu
Description: 

"The Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse” will be presented by Barbara Niess May, MPH, MSW; Executive Director, SafeHouse Center; and David J.H. Garvin, LMSW; Director, Alternatives to Domestic Aggression, Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County. Domestic violence offender and survivor alcohol and other drug use/abuse will be central to this discussion. The audience will be provided with a primmer regarding batterer tactics, strategies, and core beliefs which hold the batterer accountable for his abusive behaviors while maintaining and promoting survivor safety. The program will help participants to recognize the critical importance of understanding domestic violence and alcohol/other drug use/abuse in order to safely and effectively intervene and/or interrupt the batterer's abusive behaviors. This program is part of the FREE, annual Dawn Farm Education Series. All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each workshop. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services. For information, please contact Matt Statman, MSW, CAC-R, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html.

Date/Time: 
01/18/2011 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location
City: 
Ypsilanti
Postal Code: 
48197
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Dawn Farm
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
Matt Statman
Contact Phone: 
734-485-8725
Contact Email: 
info@dawnfarm.org
Contact Website: 
http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html
Description: 

PRESENTERS: Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; MSW Program Director, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University.

DESCRIPTION: Current research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and chemical dependency.

REGISTRATION and CE: Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request.

AUDIENCE: All programs are free and open to anyone interested – people with a personal or professional interest are welcome.
 

Date/Time: 
04/20/2010 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location
City: 
Port Huron
Postal Code: 
48061
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
St. Clair County Communtiy College
Description: 

St. Clair County Community College will host a sexual assault awareness mock trial from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, in the Fine Arts Theatre on the college’s Port Huron campus.

The mock trial’s purpose is to raise awareness about date rape and date rape myths. It is being presented in observance of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week.
 

*This event is free and open to the public!

The event is being coordinated by SC4 student Kristen Richardson.

For more information, call (810) 989-5767.
 

Date/Time: 
03/16/2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location
City: 
Ypsilanti
Postal Code: 
481997
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Dawn Farm
Description: 

TITLE: "Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction"
DATE/TIME: March 16, 2010; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

PRESENTER: Dr. Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University.

DESCRIPTION: The latest research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction.

COST/REGISTRATION/CE: All programs are free and open to anyone interested. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each workshop. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request.

SPONSOR: The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of chemical dependency services.

CONTACT INFORMATION: For information, please contact Matt Statman, Education Series Coordinator, at 734-485-8725 or info@dawnfarm.org, or see http://www.dawnfarm.org/edseries.html. LOCATION: St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, 5305 Elliott Drive, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

Date/Time: 
09/22/2009 (All day) to 09/23/2009 (All day)
Location
City: 
Mt. pleasant, MI.
Postal Code: 
48859
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Description: 

This year the Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence is proud to offer an Institute that focuses on survivors of domestic and sexual violence who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LBGTIQ). We will explore the barriers that are unique or amplified for LBGTIQ communities and offer skills and strategies appropriate for anyone working with LBGTIQ survivors or who has an interest in these issues. It is our desire to see that all survivors are welcome to “show up” as their whole selves and that they will receive the same commitment to justice and safety that is the backbone of the domestic and sexual violence movement.

September 22 - 23, 2009 Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel & Conference Center ~ Mt. Pleasant, MI
Link to Registration Form: http://www.mcadsv.org/training/files/2009_Professional_Development_Institute.pdf
Hotel & Event Registration Deadlines: Tuesday September 8, 2009
Questions? Contact Sarah Jarous at: (517) 347-7000 x30 or sarah.jarous@mcadsv.org

Date/Time: 
06/10/2009 (All day) to 06/12/2009 (All day)
Location
City: 
Southfield
Postal Code: 
48034
Country: 
253
Sponsoring Agency: 
Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Description: 

Advocacy is changing in our new Century. We are working with the multiple needs of women who are in crisis not only from domestic and sexual violence but who are troubled with criminal histories, educational defi ciency, joblessness, basic life skills, mental and physical health management and fi nancial literacy. This Institute will focus on recognizing the changing faces of survivors, and their multilayered and often multi-cultural needs that extends further than restoring survivors from the violence; it is rather holistic restoration, a thorough reconnection of all aspects of a survivors life; both positive and negative. Advocates will be challenged to re-evaluate their values and beliefs, re-defi ne advocacy that is not only empowering but doesn’t compartmentalize the survivor, re-energize the spirit in which advocacy is implemented, and fi nally be able to re-position our advocacy to not judge but value every experience of a survivor and have the courage to do the kind of advocacy that doesn’t fi t neatly in a box.

NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FEATURED PRESENTERS:

LORI S. ROBINSON
, Editor in Chief of Michigan-based News Journal:African American Family and Author of I Will Survive: The African American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse

STEPHANIE L. JONES, Author of The Enemy Between My Legs, Essence Magazine Best Seller and Amazon Best Seller

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