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On Purpose.

As beloved communities we work for justice and collective liberation on purpose. What’s your purpose? Join us at WSCADV’s 2020 Conference as we explore what it means to work with collective and individual purpose.

Share pictures of yourself attending the conference or doing your work to our virtual album! 

Check out this list of domestic violence related reading put together by our friends at Elliot Bay Book Company!

This conference is supported by funding from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Children’s Administration. The points of view presented in this conference are those of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. 

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Monday, September 14
 

9:30am PDT

Welcome & Keynote
Join us as we begin our 2020 Conference: On Purpose! While we wish we could be together in person, we are so excited to have the chance to come together in this new way.

You'll hear from WSCADV's Executive Director, Judy Chen as well as the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence's Executive Director, Vanessa Timmons, as our keynote speaker.

Vanessa will be sharing an excerpt from Rep. John Lewis's final essay that you can watch in its entirety here.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6343 e introduzca el código 7514990.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Chen

Judy Chen

E.D., WSCADV
Judy Chen has worked at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence since 2000. She started doing anti-violence work in 1988. She was a co-founder and first E.D. of what is now API Chaya, a multi-ethnic community organizing nonprofit working to end gender-based violence... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Timmons

Vanessa Timmons

Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Vanessa Timmons is the executive director of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and has been a writer, activist, and women’s health advocate for over 25 years. She attended Marylhurst University’s Multidisciplinary Studies Program in Portland, Oregon, and... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2020 9:30am - 10:45am PDT

11:00am PDT

Advocacy From Home
Advocates across the state have continued to provide support to survivors throughout the pandemic- either partially or entirely working from home. Come to this interactive session to share challenges and what you have found helpful, as well as tips for how to set up structure, boundaries and sustain working from home.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6388 e introduzca el código 8038841.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Wehr

Heather Wehr

Legal Advocacy Program Coordinator, WSCADV
avatar for Celia Guardado

Celia Guardado

Community Outreach, YWCA of Walla Walla
Ercilia “Celia” Guardado.  I have been a passionate domestic violence and sexual assault advocate for the past 18 years helping immigrant victims and survivors. I started with Amigas Unidas, a grassroots organization out of Yakima, WA., serving under the umbrella of the YWCA... Read More →
avatar for Lorena Ault

Lorena Ault

Anti-Human Trafficking Survivor Advocate, API Chaya


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Moment of Truth
Over-relying on the criminal justice system has not kept survivors safe. Many survivors, especially from marginalized communities, say they don’t want to call the police because of the likelihood that doing so will make their situation worse. They need other options. We’ve known this for a long time, but the deaths of George Floyd and countless other Black, Brown, Indigenous and transgender people at the hands of police has led to a national moment of reckoning about deadly racism in the name of safety.
In this workshop, we’ll look at how our movement got here in the first place, try to make sense of many truths, and think together about how to advance survivors’ freedom, options, and connection in your communities.
Suggested quick reading: WSCADV’s Position on Criminal Responses to Violence and Moment of Truth national statement signed by over 40 sexual assault and DV coalitions.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6343 e introduzca el código 7514990.

Speakers
avatar for Judy Chen

Judy Chen

E.D., WSCADV
Judy Chen has worked at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence since 2000. She started doing anti-violence work in 1988. She was a co-founder and first E.D. of what is now API Chaya, a multi-ethnic community organizing nonprofit working to end gender-based violence... Read More →
avatar for Nan Stoops

Nan Stoops

Strategic Advisor, WSCADV


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Picture of Prevention
The four frames of prevention aren’t just helpful, they’re beautiful too. Join us as we use a new template to help you create your own picture of prevention that will inspire you as you move forward in creating a better world in your community! Please bring paper and pens and be ready to create!

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6379 e introduzca el código 6389141.

Speakers
avatar for Ilene Stohl

Ilene Stohl

Prevention, WSCADV


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Safety and Sovereignty: The Story of Violence Against Native Women and Two-Spirit (LGBTQ+) People
This workshop will explore the connection between settler colonialism and violence against Native people. Participants will learn about the history of domestic violence and sexual assault in tribal communities.   The workshop will also cover the latest changes to Federal Indian law and how they related to safety and sovereignty.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6311 e introduzca el código 6062939.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Deer

Sarah Deer

Professor, University of Kansas


Monday September 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Crafty Conversations
Art is magical! It can help you connect with people and make room for deep engagement. Join us to do some crafting and talk about engaging folks in prevention whether you are together in person or in spirit. Please bring your preferred crafting supplies and paper and a marker/pen for an activity.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6311 e introduzca el código 6062939.

Speakers
avatar for Tanika Siscoe

Tanika Siscoe

ILS Program Manager, YWCA Clark County
I currently work for the YWCA Clark County’s Independent Living Skills Program as the Program Manager. Prior to this role, I worked in our SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program as the Prevention Specialist. I believe domestic violence is completely preventable and I’m passionate... Read More →
avatar for Olivia Riley

Olivia Riley

Housing and Economic Justice Advocate, YWCA Clark County
avatar for Ilene Stohl

Ilene Stohl

Prevention, WSCADV


Monday September 14, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Derechos de Trabajadores Inmigrantes Durante COVID-19
Muchos trabajadores están y estarán afectados por la crisis de COVID-19. Abogadas del Northwest Justice Project presentarán sobre los derechos y beneficios que tienen los trabajadores, con un enfoque en trabajadores inmigrantes en la agricultura. Discutirán los beneficios disponibles si uno no puede trabajar por enfermedad o porque las escuelas de sus niños están cerradas, y las reglas para seguridad en el trabajo para los que siguen trabajando durante la crisis. Hablaremos de los beneficios bajo las nuevas leyes federales y estatales, tanto como los programas que ya existen que uno puede usar en esos días.

To listen to the English interpretation of this workshop, please call (425) 436-6343 and enter code 7514990.

Speakers
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Alyson Dimmitt Gnam

Farmworker Unit Attorney, Northwest Justice Project


Monday September 14, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Getting Started with Mental Health Integration
This workshop explores mental health services and domestic violence advocacy integration. Our workshop presenter is both therapist and advocate, and can help us explore what to consider when thinking about integration, strategies for success, and building in feedback from survivors and staff. Hear about some of the challenges and successes of other organizations currently doing the work.

Click here to view the video: State of Mind: Finding My Therapist of Color

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6379 e introduzca el código 6389141.

Speakers
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Trenecsia Wilson

Trauma & Behavioral Health Services Coordintor, Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence
avatar for Leigh Hofheimer

Leigh Hofheimer

Senior Program Strategist, WSCADV


Monday September 14, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Shelter Director Master Class: Black Leadership on The Rise
We all know that being a Domestic Violence Shelter Director is one of the toughest jobs that exist. One of my goals is to highlight black women in leadership and during this workshop I will interview Doris O’Neal, Shelter Director ,YWCA in Seattle, who is an African-American woman with deep ties to the Black Community. Doris and I will share our collective experience and wisdom as black women hiring staff, supervising and running a shelter. Joining this interview, Managers, Nature Carter and Jhitana Ball will share their collective insight in building creative solutions to meet survivors needs. We will have a REAL conversation about the struggles and success of Black Women on the rise to leadership.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6388 e introduzca el código 8038841.

Speakers
avatar for Deadria Boyland

Deadria Boyland

Managing Director of Membership and Advocacy, WSCADV
avatar for Doris O'Neal

Doris O'Neal

Director, YWCA/Seattle/King, YWCA
Doris O’Neal is the Director of Gender Base Violence Specialized Services, YWCA (Seattle King / County). She has been employed with the YWCA for 13 years. She has worked in the Domestic Violence Prevention and advocacy field for over 20 + years and uses her platform to advocate... Read More →
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Jhitana Ball

Domestic Violence Program Manger, YWCA
avatar for Nature Carter

Nature Carter

Program Manager


Monday September 14, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
 
Tuesday, September 15
 

11:00am PDT

Community-Based Responses to Harm
Come explore models for creating more options for survivors beyond the criminal-legal system that support their healing, and support people who cause harm in accountability and change. We will explore questions like: what does accountability really mean? What are the possibilities and what are the tensions in this work? What values do we hold at the center? We will also engage in some short scenario practice to think about how to incorporate these ideas into your everyday life.

Click here to watch What does Justice Look Like for Survivors?

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6343 e introduzca el código 7514990.

Speakers
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Priya Rai

API Chaya
avatar for Robert Gavino

Robert Gavino

Youth Programs Coordinator & Community Organizer, API Chaya
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Patanjali de la Rocha

Community Organizer


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Raising an #UNGROOMED Generation in an Indigenous Cultural Experience
Mother Nation, Yeha:wi Sacred Survivor Series circle presents #UNGROOMED. Facilitated by MartiRai Ramsey of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. As our Yeha:wi Services Lead Advocate, MartiRai will be leading 10 women on a wellness journey of Indigenous self-actualization, healing, and empowerment.

#UNGROOMED is Contemporary Indigenous Cultural experience through the lens of a survivor in relationship with our Creator, self, family, community and to the next seven generations and beyond!

Birthed for group facilitation, and quickly converted to a virtual platform due to Covid, will debut with the first 10 relatives in our Yeha:Wi Sacred Survivor Series and attendees of the State WSCADV Conference “On Purpose” and will be the first introduced to this #UNGROOMED movement! Utilizing the Medicine Wheel Healing Plan and interactive exchange of predatory grooming characteristics, we will share how to identify and walk in our personal power responding in a positive, proactive and assertive way that cultivates balance and I'mPower that we all possess! As we access and utilize our Warrior Women quiver of weapons and tools sustain us in this healing journey may we perpetuate the movement of raising an #UNGROOMED generation!

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6379 e introduzca el código 6389141.

Speakers
avatar for MartiRai Ramsey

MartiRai Ramsey

Lead Advocate


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Sheltering to Housing Stability
While communal living confidential emergency shelter has been a vital and life-saving part of services for over 40 years, we are seeing more and more each day that the structural and service aspects don’t provide the safety and support that many survivors need.  Join us in exploring alternatives and the steps we need to take in our different communities to help survivors achieve stability in housing.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6311 e introduzca el código 6062939.

Speakers
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Ciara Murphy

Director of DV Programs, The Salvation Army DV Programs
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Susan Segall

Executive Director, New Beginnings
BK

Becca Korby

executive director, healthy families of clallam county
avatar for Linda Olsen

Linda Olsen

Housing Director, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
I've worked in the movement for over 30 years--doing everything from overnight crisis line at shelter to being an executive director.  For the past 10 years, I've been responsible for the Domestic Violence Housing First initiative at WSCADV.  I also care deeply about prison reform... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Working Families Tax Credit
Join us for a discussion of the Working Families Tax Credit and how it relates to domestic violence work!

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6388 e introduzca el código 8038841.

Speakers
avatar for Kalimah Ujaama

Kalimah Ujaama

Public Policy, Prevention, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Tuesday September 15, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

For those incarcerated, for those who have experienced harm, and for their communities
In this workshop, we’ll talk about the dynamics of reentering.  Most of those coming out have themselves been crime victims in addition to causing harm to others. What does it look like to own and make amends for one’s actions AND to heal from the trauma inflicted by others? The goal is to move past polarization and to think together about how communities can come together towards healing and progress.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6311 e introduzca el código 6062939.

Speakers
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Christopher Poulos

WA Statewide Reentry Council Executive Director


Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Shaking the Table: Supporting Inclusive Leadership
This dynamic workshop will identify culturally relevant approaches and strategies that domestic and sexual violence advocates and agencies need can employ and support to ensure racial equity in our policies, programs, and partnerships.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6388 e introduzca el código 8038841.

Speakers

Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Yeha:Wi (She Who Holds Her Sacred) Services Team
Yeha:Wi, She Who Holds Her Sacred, is an ancestral name from Oneida language that embodies the spirit of a resilient woman who leads her community. Mother Nation is often a “first responder” to individuals and families in Indigenous communities statewide who are experiencing trauma that includes domestic and sexual abuse and human trafficking. The Yehai:Wi Services Team provides direct service advocacy through home visits, in the community and virtually. We bring cultural-based healing practices and traditional healing teachings to meet the needs of Indigenous people who live in urban settings or reside on the reservation to reconnect with their ancestral roots and healing practices. These practices have helped our people thrive across generations until today. Mother Nation believes that direct service advocacy combined with cultural based healing teachings build communities and families to heal, restore, and reclaim their resilience as survivors of layered and compounding historical trauma and abuse. Mother Nation’s approach in providing holistic direct service advocacy is prevention of MMIW (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women).

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6379 e introduzca el código 6389141.

Speakers
avatar for MartiRai Ramsey

MartiRai Ramsey

Lead Advocate


Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

¡Basta! Prevenir el Acoso Sexual en el Trabajo Agrícola
Los trabajadores de campo son victimas del acoso sexual, mucho mas que en otros sectores de trabajo. Hay muchas razones por las cuales los trabajadores de campo enfrentan un alto riesgo, incluyendo por ejemplo la cultura de silencio y la falta de respeto en el trabajo. Muchos tampoco conocen sus derechos en cuanto al acoso sexual en el trabajo. En este taller, hablaremos de un nuevo proyecto, ¡Basta! Prevenir el Acoso Sexual en el Trabajo Agrícola. Este proyecto consiste en un video y un curriculo para entrenar a los trabajadores, supervisores y a los dueños de las granjas sobre el acoso sexual y como prevenirlo. El proyecto incluye la participación de muchos trabajadores y el entrenamiento es basada en situaciones actuales. Estamos formando un entrenamiento para entrenadores que va a ser en linea (online) y lo estarémos compartiendo en octubre hasta diciembre.

To listen to the English interpretation of this workshop, please call (425) 436-6343 and enter code 7514990.

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Breckwich Vasquez

Victoria Breckwich Vasquez

Chair, WA Coalition to Eliminate Farmworker Sexual Harassment
I would love to discuss how others have found ways to eliminate sexual harassment in the agricultural industry, and to continue to fight other injustices that farmworkers face here in the state of Washington and across the nation. I teach undergraduate students at the University... Read More →
avatar for Natalia Palomino

Natalia Palomino

Consulting Trainer
Natalia Palomino is a first-generation Chicana from Northern California, whose roots and professional experience continue to guide her current work as a consulting trainer with the online adaptation of the ¡Basta! curriculum. Natalia lived, studied, and worked in Washington State... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
 
Wednesday, September 16
 

11:00am PDT

Disability Justice 101 and What it Means for Advocacy
This workshop will cover the principles of disability justice, ableism and the importance of this framework when thinking about advocacy. Come to learn more, dig into examples and understand how you can incorporate principles of disability justice into your work with survivors.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6311 e introduzca el código 6062939.

Speakers
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ChrisTiana ObeySumner

CEO, Epiphanies of Equity LLC
ChrisTiana ObeySumner (them/they) is a Black and Indigenous, Queer, Non-Binary, and Multiply disabled person. ChrisTiana is the CEO of Epiphanies of Equity LLC, a social equity consulting firm that particularly specializes in social change, intersectionality, antiracism, and... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Honoring Grief, Supporting Your Spirit
The presence of grief is proof that a connection existed, that a relationship was established. Even if the loss is something that we know needs to go, or even glad that it changes, there can still be that grief from losing what was. Sadly, in this moment, grief is touching us and our communities in unforeseen ways. At the same time, our isolation means that many of the ways we’ve become accustomed to processing grief are unavailable to us. And yet, there is still a need to release and express our sense of loss and mourning. You are invited to gather to acknowledge, feel, and let flow any grief, loss, or despair that you are experiencing. In doing so, we honor all of who we are, and our interconnectedness. You clear space for a deepening connection to your spirit, your soul, the truth of who you are. This session will involve movement, breath, connection and reflection. You are invited to bring something that symbolizes what you may be grieving or something that symbolizes how you honor and process grief, or how you connect to your soul.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6379 e introduzca el código 6389141.

Speakers
avatar for Rebeka Ndosi

Rebeka Ndosi

Healing Illuminated
Rebeka Ndosi is a nationally sought-after healing practitioner, teacher, group facilitator, speaker and consultant. Deeply rooted in and informed by spaces and practices where science and spirit are interwoven, her work recognizes, honors and nurtures the individual and collective... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Impact of the Domestic Violence Housing First Model on Survivor Safety and Housing Stability: Six Month Findings
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a leading cause of homelessness, yet little evidence exists about effective strategies to assist IPV survivors as they work to avoid homelessness while freeing themselves and their children from the abuse of partners and ex-partners. A demonstration evaluation is underway to examine if and how one promising model assists survivors in obtaining safe and stable housing over time. The Domestic Violence Housing First model involves providing survivors with mobile advocacy and/or flexible funding, depending on their individual needs. Findings across the first six months after homeless or unstably housed survivors contacted a domestic violence program for services are presented. The sample includes 375 survivors who approached one of five programs in Washington State and completed interviews shortly after contacting the service as well as six months later.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6388 e introduzca el código 8038841.

Speakers
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Cris Sullivan

Professor, Michigan State University
avatar for Linda Olsen

Linda Olsen

Housing Director, Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence
I've worked in the movement for over 30 years--doing everything from overnight crisis line at shelter to being an executive director.  For the past 10 years, I've been responsible for the Domestic Violence Housing First initiative at WSCADV.  I also care deeply about prison reform... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

11:00am PDT

Member Meet Up

Join WSCADV staff and advocates from across the state to connect, check-in, and breathe. One of the best things about conferences is the time with your people. We’re not going to let a little Zoom get in the way of us getting together. Join us to be together in spirit even if we aren’t in the same room.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6343 e introduzca el código 7514990.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Fawcett

Jake Fawcett

program coordinator, WSCADV
avatar for Ilene Stohl

Ilene Stohl

Prevention, WSCADV


Wednesday September 16, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Drawing Connections: What does Reproductive Justice have to do with domestic violence advocacy?
For survivors of abuse, access to reproductive health care, control over their body, and the ways they choose to love and parent are often restricted by an abusive partner, medical professionals, and/or state control. Through survivor-centered advocacy, survivors are supported in making their own decisions about their bodies, creating families, and raising their children in loving and safe environments while challenging oppressive practices. Join us and learn about the connections between the Reproductive Justice framework and advocacy on behalf of survivors.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6343 e introduzca el código 7514990.



Speakers
avatar for Amber Barcel

Amber Barcel

Public Policy Director, WSCADV
avatar for Leigh Hofheimer

Leigh Hofheimer

Senior Program Strategist, WSCADV


Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Restorative Justice: What it is and What You Can Do in Your Community
Join us for a conversation about restorative justice and how it relates to domestic violence work!

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6343 e introduzca el código 7514990.

Speakers
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Martina Kartman

Collective Justice
Martina Kartman is the Capacity Co-Coordinator at Collective Justice. She is committed to the dignity, power, and agency of communities most impacted by interpersonal and state violence. Her work is shaped by her own experiences as a young person on various sides of harm and the criminal... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

Technology Skills
This year, we’ve all been pushed to learn new skills and find creative ways to do our jobs. Based on our experience at WSCADV, we know that technology has been a source of that creativity as much as it has been a source of frustration and learning! This workshop will give us the chance for troubleshooting, peer learning, and resource sharing. We won’t be able to cover every tech issue out there but hopefully this will add to everyone’s toolkit and leave you feeling more confident as you navigate increasingly tech-dependent work in the time of COVID-19 and beyond!

We will explore technology through three major themes:
  1. Connection & Engagement
  2. Efficiency & Workflow
  3. Safety & Security

We will also cover quick tips, where to access free resources & learning materials, and we'll have time for a live Q&A and troubleshooting.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6388 e introduzca el código 8038841.

Speakers
avatar for Mackenzie Parcell

Mackenzie Parcell

Event Coordinator, WSCADV


Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

1:30pm PDT

The Way 4ward: Supporting Healthy Advocacy
Navigating the courts, criminal justice system and even the medical profession can leave survivors, advocates, and other healing professionals feeling stressed out and revictimized. Survivors and advocates alike need time to breathe, relax, and reorient themselves with their authentic selves. This interactive workshop is designed to provide participants with techniques to slow down and reconnect to their strength, creativity, and spirit.

Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6379 e introduzca el código 6389141.

Speakers

Wednesday September 16, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT

3:15pm PDT

Closing Plenary
Para escuchar la interpretación en español de este seminario, por favor llame al (425) 436-6343 e introduzca el código 7514990.

Speakers
avatar for Nan Stoops

Nan Stoops

Strategic Advisor, WSCADV
avatar for Judy Chen

Judy Chen

E.D., WSCADV
Judy Chen has worked at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence since 2000. She started doing anti-violence work in 1988. She was a co-founder and first E.D. of what is now API Chaya, a multi-ethnic community organizing nonprofit working to end gender-based violence... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2020 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
 
Thursday, September 17
 

10:00am PDT

Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Gathering
Please join Elder Linda Looking and Deadria Boyland as for a conversation with Arlene Zahne and Bridgette Davis, Mentees of Mother Nation. Arlene and Bridgette will share their stories of how they used cultural resilience and tools to survive and manage historical and inter-generational trauma.

This gathering is intended for people who identify as Black, Indigenous (Native American, Alaskan Native, Pacific Islander), and people of color (Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern, mixed race, etc.). Learn more about this from national leader and survivor Loretta Ross. If you are not sure or have questions, you’re welcome to contact us



Speakers
avatar for Deadria Boyland

Deadria Boyland

Managing Director of Membership and Advocacy, WSCADV
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Arlene Zahne

Accounts Payable
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Rose Linda Looking

Elder Liason, Mother Nation


Thursday September 17, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am PDT

12:00pm PDT

WSCADV Annual Meeting
You are invited to WSCADV's Annual Meeting! Join your peers for:
  • A special presentation to honor Yvonne L. Swan (formerly Wanrow), an extraordinary survivor and Washingtonian, who changed history! 
  • Board of Directors elections!
  • Celebrating successes!
WSCADV Member Programs* in good standing each recieve 1 ballot to vote in the elections. Each Member Program can designate 1 person as your "designated voter." That person will recieve a ballot by Thursday morning 1st thing.  
*Here's a recent list of Member Programs. This is subject to change, and programs need to re-up every year, so if you're not sure if your program is a current Member (remember to renew!) please contact us immediately.

Speaker: Professor SARAH DEER is a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma and a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas. Her award-winning book, The Beginning and End of Rape, is the culmination of her work with survivors over 25 years. She led an Amnesty International report that re-framed the problem of sexual violence in Indian Country as an international human rights issue. She helped pass landmark legislation: The Tribal Law and Order Act of 2010, and the 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. These began changing federal policies that interfere with the sovereign right of tribes to prosecute non-Native offenders who harm Native women. When she last came to WSCADV’s conference, she was named a MacArthur Foundation “genius” Fellow! Welcome back, Sarah!

Honoree: This year, WSCADV is proud to honor YVONNE L. SWAN (Sinixt (Arrows Lake) Nation), formerly Yvonne Wanrow, a citizen of the Colville Confederated Tribes. Her 1970’s legal battle brought national attention to sexual violence against Native women, and her landmark victory broadened the rights of all survivors by establishing the Wanrow or reasonable woman legal standard. “[She] stood five foot four inches tall, weighed 120 pounds, and was wearing a cast on her foot when she shot and killed … an intoxicated 60 year old white man and accused child molester who towered more than six feet tall.” The “self-defense doctrine and the defense strategies that grew from her case would become the underpinning for many self-defense cases that would follow on behalf of battered women.[1]
Convicted in 1973 of second degree murder by an all-white jury in Spokane, she was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Feminist and American Indian Movement activists and attorneys took up her case. The 1977 State of Washington v. Wanrow decision, overturning her conviction, was a landmark victory for gender equality. Along with the 1970’s self-defense trials of Joan Little and Inez Garcia, the case brought together activists across movements to end racism and sexism, and shone a spotlight on the epidemic-level sexual violence facing Black, Indigenous, and Latinx women, as well as the harm – not help – they experienced from police, courts, and prisons. Today, we are called to ask, who are the Yvonne Wanrows in our communities today, and how will we bear witness to their lives?
[1] Donna K. Coker and Lindsay C. Harrison, The Story of Wanrow: The Reasonable Woman and the Law of Self-Defense Criminal Law Stories (2013).

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Judy Chen

E.D., WSCADV
Judy Chen has worked at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence since 2000. She started doing anti-violence work in 1988. She was a co-founder and first E.D. of what is now API Chaya, a multi-ethnic community organizing nonprofit working to end gender-based violence... Read More →
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Max Walsh

Executive Assistant, WSCADV
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Holly Campbell

Board member, WSCADV
HOLLY CAMPBELL - BOD Incumbent(Whitman County)In 1986, I moved to Seattle to attend UW where I started my commitment to volunteerism and began learning about issues of social justice. My first volunteer job was working for the Free South Africa campaign to end apartheid. I moved... Read More →
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Sarah Deer

Professor, University of Kansas


Thursday September 17, 2020 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
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