By Tori Vandelinde on July 25, 2018

Culturally-Informed Prevention: Preventing sexual and domestic violence in communities of color

Prevention work in all communities should be culturally informed – not only drawing from research, but also addressing community context. Culturally-informed prevention bolsters the cultural strengths of a community (e.g. traditions, arts, etc.). At the same time, it challenges what is harmful such as patriarchal practices that devalue women and girls. Join us as we learn from advocates and practitioners who are embracing culture as an asset across racial and ethnic lines and working in and with communities of color to create inclusive, safe environments. Guests will share how they consider history and social and culture norms to not only resonate with communities, but also build on strengths to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

HOST: Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez, PreventConnect and CALCASA

FACILITATOR: Alisha Somji, Prevention Institute


  • Identify how oppression against and within communities of color contribute to sexual and domestic violence

  • Describe real world examples of how practitioners and advocates are grounding their prevention efforts in culturally-informed ways

  • Engage in a candid discussion on how communities are embracing culture as an asset across racial and ethnic lines.


  • Web Conference PowerPoint slides [PDF]
  • Text Chat [PDF]
  • Web Conference Guest Profile Prevention Through Liberation: Dismantling oppression and promoting sexual and relational health in Oregon [PDF]
  • Web Conference Guest Profile Community ownership and relationship building with multicultural communities: How Multicultural Efforts to End Sexual Assault (MESA) supports holistic prevention in Indiana [PDF]
  • Visioning Bear Intertribal Coalition [link]
  • MESA PSA on the intersections between food insecurity and sexual violence in farm worker communities [YouTube]
  • MESA fotonovela on Child Sexual Abuse prevention [PDF]
  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center Latinx sexual violence prevention needs assessment [link]
  • The Sexual Assault Among Latinas (SALAS) Study [link]
  • Prevention Through Liberation: Theory and Practice of Anti-Oppression as Primary Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence [link]
  • Dinámicas for Popular Education [link]


Keri Moran Kuhn

Kimber J. Nicoletti-Martinez

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Margaret Peyton August 2, 2018 at 1:08 pm

clicking on the registration link, it says the webinar is full. is this a glitch or does the webinar platform have limited capacity? thanks!


Tori Vandelinde August 2, 2018 at 1:14 pm

Hi Margaret, Thank you for bringing this to our attention! Our web conference does have limited spots available, and it appears our registration list has reached capacity. If you wish to be added to the waitlist for this session, please go to Thank you for your interest!


Robin Goldman August 14, 2018 at 11:16 am

Will the webinar presentation be available for viewing at a later date. It appears that it will be recorded.


Tori Vandelinde August 14, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Hi Robin! You are correct, the recording of the web conference will be available shortly after our live session for people to view at a later date. Thank you!


Melissa Prentice August 16, 2018 at 2:27 pm

Good afternoon,
I would like to see when the recording would be available to view. Thank you


Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez August 20, 2018 at 9:18 am

Hi Melissa,

The recording is now available here. Thank you!


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