Durham, N.H. – At the January 2010 Campus Training & Technical Assistance Institute (TTI) in Orlando, Jane Stapleton, the project director of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) attended the endnote presentation where Mia Mingus spoke about the intersection of violence and the urgency of not only responding to violence but collaborating with allies in preventing and ultimately ending sexual violence. Jane’s enthusiasm in hearing Mia’s presentation carried over to having the out spoken activist facilitate a discussion on the intersection of violence at UNH.
Mia Mingus is a queer disabled woman of color, South Korean transracial adoptee, and organizer. Through her work on disability, race, reproductive justice, gender, sexuality, and transracial adoption, she recognizes the urgency and barriers for oppressed communities to work together and build alliances for liberation. Though her activism changes and evolves, her roots remain firmly planted in ending sexual violence. Mia has been recognized for her work with the 2008 Creating Change Award by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.
As the Endnote speaker at the Campus Winter Institute, Mia delivered a challenging, theoretical speech on the intersectionality of identities in sexual violence and how collaboration can help end sexual violence.
Orlando, FL – On January 20-21, campus grantees gathered in Orlando for the Winter 2010 Training & Technical Assistance (TTI). The two days provided keynote speakers and workshop sessions aimed to address the institute’s theme “Coordinated Community Response and Working with Underserved Communities” by focusing on a variety of areas: law enforcement, best practices in meeting minimum grant standards, working with underserved communities, peer education, and engaging men in campus work.