The 2010 National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) — taking place Sept. 1-3 in Los Angeles — will welcome a diverse population largely due to the recipients of the National Scholarship. Survivors and underrepresented populations from across the United States and its territories have been awarded the opportunity to be in attendance.
Throughout the application process, I’ve been communicating with award recipients, and I have learned about the dedication and passion that many have for the field of violence against women as volunteers, employees of organizations or as community activist across our nation and the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico and the Mariana Islands.
National Scholarship awardees will bring a voice from rural, tribal and urban communities that will tell the stories of the challenges and triumphs in their respective areas of work to eradicate sexual violence against children, adults and elders. Their attendance will add to the dialogue and exchange of ideas to achieve the goal of empowerment and progress in the movement.