Date06/29/2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST
Host(s)Shelby Philips (she/her/hers), Program & Communications Coordinator, ValorUS
Presenter(s)Claudia Sibaja (she/her/hers), Project Manager, ValorUS and Rocio Molina (she/her/hers), Deputy Director, National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project
The immigrant justice movement encompasses many issues affecting immigrant communities and survivors, including. sexual violence which can occur before, during, and after migration. This victimization plus the constant fear of being detained and deported that immigrants without legal status live with can have a devastating impact on access to education and jobs, and ultimately, the ability to reach economic independence, a critical aspect of the healing and recovery process for survivors. This web conference aims to address the connection between sexual violence and the unpredictable and challenging immigrant and diaspora experience. This web conference is for advocates, direct support professionals, program staff and any other individuals who support immigrant survivors.
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.
- Explain a basic overview of the Immigration system
- Identify the connections between immigrant injustice and sexual violence
- Recognize collaborative and collective ways to improve immigrant victim safety through early screening and protections
- Describe recent updates under the new administration crucial in providing trauma-informed services and support to immigrant survivors of sexual violence