The Correlation Between intervention and Advocacy to End Sexual Assault. The anti-sexual assault field continues to use a two-prong approach to address and eradicate violence that continues to plague society. This track will showcase intervention and advocacy in the labor workforce, correctional systems, and gender non-conforming communities.
As with so many social movements throughout the history of the United States, the fight to end sexual violence often feels strongest on our college and university campuses. It is in education where the opportunity to leverage institutions of power to protect survivors of sexual violence and engage young people in a movement to change the conditions that allow it to exist in the first place is greatest. Featuring the voices of End Rape on Campus, the xLos Rios Community College District and CALCASA, this track will focus on the many ways campuses can be part of the solution to ending sexual violence, and will engage participants on the unique dynamics of sexual assault in the campus context.
There is strength and resilience among different industries of work. Immigrant domestic, agricultural workers and those in the janitorial industry have been preyed upon and targeted for sexual harassment and abuse while at work. What’s come from their experiences and efforts is nothing short of a movement to shift attitudes and create culture change within the workplace. This track will build awareness on the movement to end workplace harassment and assault, and describe the practices that will provide growth and build capacity of both workers and employers.
Recognizing Victim/Survivors of Multi-Faith: Building Partnerships to Improve Supports and End Sexual Violence. The popularized hashtag ‘metoo’ #MeToo was originally intended to be supportive of young women who were survivors of sexual violence. This helped birth #FaithToo. The #FaithToo gives voice to survivors of sexual violence that happened within the church and faith communities. This track will demonstrate and identify how multi-faith organizations can help with understanding and also provide applications to better assist with prevention, intervention, and ultimately end sexual violence.
Sexual violence is prevalent in the LGBTQI+ as high as 74% community due to stereotypes and bias of the community, especially for those who are homeless or in detention. Due to biases from family members and society, LGBTQI communities are more at risk for sexual assault and harassment. Hate crimes against the LGBTQI communities often takes the form of sexual assault. Trauma is heightened for these individuals because of a lack of understanding and sensitivity toward them. This track will explore the stigmatisms associated with the LGBTQI+ community and provide a better understanding of the culture so that they can better navigate services. With this knowledge, advocates will be better able to respond to LGBTQI survivors from a trauma-informed, survivor centered approach.
To end sexual violence, all advocates and stakeholders need to build and support comprehensive prevention strategies. This track will highlight primary prevention strategies that align with California Department of Public Health’s Rape Prevention Program. This track is supported by the California Department of Public Health, Safe and Active Communities Branch, Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) Program, through funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Cooperative Agreement 1NUF2CE002501) and the CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant
(Cooperative Agreement 1NB01OT009226).
Sexual violence is a pervasive problem throughout the United States As a central component of American society, sport is an influential system that can contribute to the pervasiveness of sexual violence and can be a powerful part of the solution to ending sexual violence. Aligned with the work of RALIANCE’s Sport + Prevention Center (of which CALCASA-PreventConnect is a partner) this track will highlight examples of sport being a platform and avenue to prevent sexual violence.