The 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, “Hopeful Future, Honored Past,” was held in Washington, D.C. August 31-September 2, 2016. This workshop was part of the prevention track. Learn more and access workshop materials here.
In this workshop, the presenter Irene Strong Oak Lefebvre from Visioning B.E.A.R. Circle Intertribal Coalition explains how historical trauma is the root cause of childhood sexual abuse, resulted by structural racism and oppression. The workshop also addresses the role and significance of community organizing as a prevention strategy by collaborating with anti-racist and environmental community groups.