07/15/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST



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


Sandy Monroy (she/her/hers), Project Manager, ValorUS and Imelda Talamantes, (she/her/hers), Latinx Services Coordinator, ValorUS


This web conference will share the importance of creating partnerships with the labor sector and workers to empower change from within. Using the janitorial cleaning industries and migrant community workers in California and across the country as a role model to help end sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace, the web conference will highlight the links between sexual violence, economic justice and gender equality, and will provide examples of work done by unions to reduce sexual violence and change workplace culture in the janitorial industry, where a large percentage of the workforce is low-wage immigrant women. With a focus on survivor/worker voices, the web conference is intended for advocates and organizations that are interested in and have the capacity of building partnerships with industries and businesses to help end sexual assault and sexual harassment in the workplace


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

  • Build partnerships with workplace industry unions (e.g. janitorial workers) to build a statewide safety net
  • Identify collaborative strategies focused on elevating and amplifying survivor/worker voices
  • Explain the connection between labor rights and sexual violence to develop trauma-informed strategies and responses.
  • Create cultural and collective change across sectors within industries


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