06/03/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST



Shelby Philips (she/her/hers), Program & Communications Coordinator, ValorUS


Marsela Rojas-Salas (she/her/hers), Project Coordinator, ValorUS I Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez, (she/her/hers), Director of Prevention I Tiana Vargas (they/them/theirs), Director of Training and Community Education, San Diego LGBT Community Center


LGBTQIA+ activism has been central to upending gender norms, and in so doing, challenged long held beliefs of dominance, power and control, and gendered identities. As a result, LGBTQIA+ communities are ideal allies with the anti-rape movement in the fight to end sexual violence. This web conference is for advocates who provide services, support, education, and so much more in the LGBTQIA+ community to co-create an understanding of how sexual violence can be eliminated through collaboration with our local rape crisis centers.



The Collective Power to Eradicate Sexual Violence: 

Web Conference Series for Community Partners

June & July 2021

ValorUS is committed to community centered approaches to eradicating sexual violence. By building the skills of local providers and bridging with local sexual assault programs, we can prevent and reduce generations of trauma and related social ills. We are excited to offer our annual Summer Workshop Series for Community Partners who encounter sexual assault survivors among their clients/consumers. Leveraging our collective power, these web conferences are grounded in ValorUS’ Collective Power: A Practical Blueprint for Sexual Assault Programs to Create Community Partnerships and Collaborations, a roadmap to create, foster, and sustain partnerships and collaborations between rape crisis centers/dual agencies, and organizations and sectors allied with our anti-sexual violence movement.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and understand how heterosexism and cissexism impacts sexual violence and rape culture
  • Identify key strategies needed for meaningful collaboration between RCCs and LGBT centers
  • Demonstrate how collaborations between RCCs and LGBT Centers can result in a culture shift in both fields

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