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A Program of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Building the Violence Against Women Primary Prevention Movement

To make our popular web conferences available to as many people as possible, this year we will offer two sessions per web conference topic. Each session will present the same content, though the presenters and guests for each session may vary.

Session 1:
Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Session 2:
Thursday, March 12, 2009

Both ninety minute sessions will start at 11 AM Pacific Standard Time. In other time zones, that will be:

3:00 PMto4:30 PMin Atlantic ST (Puerto Rico & Virgin Islands)
2:00 PMto3:30 PMin Eastern ST
1:00 PMto2:30 PMin Central ST
12:00 PMto1:30 PMin Mountain ST
11:00 AMto12:30 PMin Pacific ST
10:00 AMto11:30 AMin Alaska ST
9:00 AMto10:30 AMin Hawai'i-Aleutian ST (Hawai'i)
8:00 AMto9:30 AMin Samoa ST

This web conference will present an overview of the elements of successful social movements, discuss successes in the violence against women movement (e.g., policies and legislation, the establishment of rape crisis centers and battered women’s shelters, funding for violence against women prevention), and explore linking primary prevention elements with movement building and violence against women prevention efforts.

David Lee, Prevention Connection, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Session 1: Rachel Davis & Elizabeth Waiters, Prevention Institute
Session 2: Larry Cohen & Elizabeth Waiters, Prevention Institute

Session 1: To Be Announced
Session 2: Esta Soler, Family Violence Prevention Fund


  • Identify the elements of successful social movements.
  • Identify key elements of success in the violence against women movement.
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate the principles of primary prevention into the movement to end violence against women.


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Each session will be restricted to the first 250 people who register.


What is a web conference?
A web conference is an opportunity to attend an online workshop by watching a presentation on your computer screen (using your internet connection) and hearing presenters through your telephone. Prevention Connection web conferences feature an opportunity to participate in online question & answer sessions and live text chat between participants. If for some reason you are unable to join on your computer, you can download the presentation slides from our website and listen on your phone.

Real-Time captioning available.
Instructions for accessing captioning during this web conference will be provided with your registration confirmation.

Mac compatible.
The iLinc web conference software used by Prevention Connection is now compatible with Apple Macintosh computers running Mac OSX 10.3.9 or 10.4, and using Firefox or Safari browsers.

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Prevention Connection is a national project of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and is sponsored by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The views and information provided in our activities do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Government, the CDC, or CALCASA.