Communities First: Centering Those Most Impacted

Communities First: Centering Those Most Impacted

Jun212019
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608

Jane Doe Inc. 2019 Prevention Summit

From 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

At DCU Center

50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608

FREE for staff at JDI member programs, MA DPH-funded programs, and high school/college/university students / $55 per person for staff at allied organizations

Presented by Jane Doe Inc.: The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

 

About the Summit

The Summit is an opportunity for prevention educators, campus administrators, health providers, community organizers, youth workers, high school, college and university students to come together and network, share, and grow as part of a community committed to sexual and domestic violence prevention. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about innovative community-based prevention strategies that are underway at the local, state, and national level, as well as network and dialogue with their prevention colleagues from across the state.

The Summit is an all-day gathering designed to build upon participants' knowledge and skills in order to support communities to implement prevention strategies specific to sexual and domestic violence. 

 

 

Keynote 

Isa Woldeguiorguis (she/her) is known to many of you as the Executive Director of The Center for Hope and Healing, Inc., the rape crisis center serving greater Lowell. For over two decades, she has also been a state and national leader addressing the intersections of sexual and domestic violence with racial equity and developing nationally recognized prevention approaches. Isa is a Board member of the National Women of Color Network, one of the founders of the Massachusetts Women of Color Network (MAWOCN), and a current cohort member of Move to End Violence.

Isa is a well-respected leader and national trainer in the field of children, domestic and sexual violence, systems change, policy and practice. She is well known for her dynamic training style and teaching skills on these topics and for her activism in the areas of racial equity and has authored several articles on topics such as family-centered practice in child welfare, racial and ethnic disproportionality and immigration. At the Summit, Isa will share her experience about what it takes to shift an organization to embody racial justice and sustain a culture that supports and centers the leadership and experiences of people of color, LGBQ/T communities, people with disabilities, and others who live in the margins and why this is so central to prevention work.

 

Workshops

TBA. You will receive an email closer to the summit to select your workshops. Please ensure that @janedoe.org and @janedoeinc.memberlodge.org are accepted emails from your e-mail filter.

This year, two tracks will be offered:

  • Culturally Responsive Approaches to Prevention
  • School Based Prevention with an emphasis on high school and/or colleges/universities

 

Interpretation Services (D/deaf, hard of hearing, language interpretation):

If you are a deaf or hard of hearing person with a disability who requires an accommodation, or are someone who would benefit from language interpretation in a language other than English (ex: Spanish, Portuguese, etc.) please contact Ariel Valdes at ph: 617-557-1801 or   email: avaldes@janedoe.org by Friday, May 31, 2019.  In your message, please provide your contact information and accommodation request.

 

Registration Details

  • FREE for staff at JDI member programs, DPH-funded programs, and high school/college/university students
  • $55 per person for staff at allied organizations
  • Each person must register individually. There is no group registration or group discounts.

 

A few important notes about registration:

  • Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED. If necessary, JDI may create a waiting list.
  • No refunds will be issued.
  • If you are unable to attend, please notify JDI at avaldes@janedoe.org at least 48 hours in advance of the program date.

 

Food will be served.  If you have any dietary restrictions, please contact Jane Doe Inc. at ph: 617-557-1801 or email: avaldes@Janedoe.org by Friday, June 7, 2019  In your message, please provide your contact information and accommodation request. 

 

Parking: The DCU Center does not have any parking but the City of Worcester offers a $5.00 per day discount for self-pay in the Major Taylor Garage that is diagonally across the street from the DCU Center.