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Health Equity in Practice Session 2: Why anti-racism is an integral part of sexual violence prevention




Health Equity pushes us to grapple with how social factors like economic security, access to food and stable housing, and social inclusion impact our health. As preventionists, we have to understand what influences each of these factors, in order to change them. 

This workshop might be for you if you’re wondering how systemic racism and oppression are connected to sexual violence prevention, and how it shows up in our prevention work. Most importantly, we’ll discuss what we can do about it

Join PreventConnect, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center and the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) as we explore how health disparities based on identity are created  and what role our work in the movement to end sexual violence plays in perpetuating or opposing racism.


  • Clearly define how racism and oppression connect to sexual violence. 
  • Illustrate how social factors create disparities in  health over  lifetimes. 
  • Gain deeper understanding of what anti-racism looks like interorganizationally and in prevention practice. 

This web conference is the second in a five-part web conference series, exploring how the promotion of health equity translates into real-world prevention strategies and organizational policy by building the toolkits of practitioners and their organizations, and offering explicit examples of people putting health equity concepts into practice.

For more information on the full series and upcoming sessions, click here.

For links to resources mentioned during this web conference, click here. 







Rosa Beltré, MBA., RA | she, her, ella

President & Chief Executive Officer, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence






Caitlin Burke, MPH | she, her, hers

Director of Prevention & Public Health, Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence