By David Lee on September 15, 2009 · tagged as , , ,

Web 2.O to Advance the Movement to End Sexual Violence

David present at NSAC 2009

David Lee presenting at National Sexual Assault Conference with Casey Keene and Jennifer Marouf. Photo by Ben Atherton Zeman

Last week I was joined by my colleagues Casey Keene of VAWnet, Jennifer Marouf of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and CALCASA’s Chad Sniffen to give a few workshops about online technology at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Alexandria, VA.

Over the course of two workshops we explored how to use wikis (such as the Prevention Connection Wiki), social networking like Facebook, microblogging like Twitter, social bookmarks, and online learning technology (see the list of online learning tools at VAWnet).

These online technologies can build stronger networks and support the generation of new ideas and materials. While the sexual violence field has done an excellent job articulating the concerns about safety risk posed by technology, we have not explored sufficiently how technology can be a useful to to aid in our work.

In fact, many people were tweeting about the conference sharing their highlights and ideas.  One person, @gretchenmarie5 ,  tweeted “David Lee, Casey Keene, Jennifer Marouf- tools to enhance online learning – great workshop! Should bring them back next year!”

Some materials from the presentations can be found here.

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David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project PreventConnect, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 27 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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Carol Palmatier September 16, 2009 at 7:19 am

David, thanks for posting your materials. Great workshops, and it was amazing to see how “ready” these organizations are to embrace Web 2.0 tech. We certainly have some education ahead of us, but I was really encouraged by some of the creative ideas that bubbled out of the conference.

Great work 🙂


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