On September 29, 2009, CALCASA hosted the webinar on “Working with Underserved Communities” at college and university campuses across the United States.  We had a diverse range of presenters that addressed challenging issues crucial in meeting the 100% requirement of the Campus Grant.
Rachel Griffin, Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University, provided a framework of understanding oppression and intersecting identities, specifically at college campuses.
Sandra Harrell, Associate Director of Accessing Safety Initiative at Vera Institute of Justice, addressed the challenges students with disabilities and Deaf students encounter as sexual assault survivors.
Trish Duffett, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Counselor/Advocate at the New York City Anti-Violence Project discussed challenges Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Intersex/Queer/Questioning (LGBTIQ)-identifying students face as a diverse community at high risk of violence.  All three speakers presented various recommendations that institutions can do when promoting anti-oppression in the designing and implementation of prevention and interventions.

Considering the range of familiarity participants have relating to working with underserved communities, the aim of today’s webinar was to serve as a springboard for grantees to discuss and examine how their respective campuses address meeting the needs and resources of diverse communities in the struggle to end campus violence.
Below you will find the September 2009 Webinar PowerPoint presentation, transcript of the text chat, and resources from today’s presenters.  NOTE: The audio recording will be available soon.  If you have any difficulty accessing the files, please contact Livia Rojas at livia@calcasa.org.
CALCASA Campus September 2009 Webinar
Sept 2009 Webinar Transcript
Dr. Rachel Griffin Framework on Working with Underserved Communities
CALCASA Campus Sept 2009 Webinar Resource Sheet