Advancing and connecting racial justice and sexual violence prevention during the COVID-19 pandemic
This web conference is part of a series with the National Sexual Violence Resource Center “Sexual Violence Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Adapting in an Ever-Changing Landscape.” Registration and web conference materials are available on the National Sexual Violence Resource Center’s website, linked here.
(This web conference will only occur once. It will be recorded and archived.)
WEDNESDAY JULY 14, 2021
|HAWAII (HST/HDT)||8:00 AM – 9:30 AM|
|ALASKA (AKST/AKDT)||10:00 AM – 11:30 AM|
|PACIFIC + ARIZONA (PST/PDT)||11:00 AM – 12:30 PM|
|MOUNTAIN(MST/MDT)||12:00 PM – 1:30 PM|
|CENTRAL (CST/CDT)||1:00 PM – 2:30 PM|
|EASTERN (EST/EDT)||2:00 PM – 3:30 PM|
COVID-19 is not the only pandemic we are facing. The pandemic of racism caused by white supremacy has been causing harm, violence, and inequity for centuries, especially against Black people and communities. Sexual violence preventionists know that racism is a root cause of sexual violence, and there can be no prevention or health equity in the absence of racial justice. Join the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and PreventConnect on this web conference where guests from Ujima, Inc. and Girls for Gender Equity will describe their racial justice and sexual violence prevention in action, what’s changed during COVID-19, and their guidance for how mainstream organizations and the movement to end sexual violence can pivot to new ways of doing our work.
- Describe the connections between racial justice and sexual violence prevention
- Identify how strategies and policies against anti-Black racism are also sexual violence prevention
- Discuss opportunities and accountability for mainstream organizations to ground their sexual violence prevention in equity and racial justice
- Megan Simmons, MPA/JD, Senior Policy Attorney, Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community
- Michelle Grier, LMSW, Senior Director of Programs, Girls for Gender Equity