Save the Dates: 2017 Sexual Assault Prevention & Intervention Conference
Weaving a World Without Violence: Transformative Possibilities
Pre-Conference PREA Institute, September 12-13*
The New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault, Holding Our Own, Inc., and the Albany Social Justice Center invite community members; rape crisis programs; and leaders, organizers, and professionals from the advocacy, health care, mental health, community organizing, criminal justice, campus, law enforcement, and human services fields to attend our 2017 sexual assault prevention and intervention conference, Weaving a World Without Violence: Transformative Possibilities.
This year’s conference invites attendees to think critically about approaches to ending sexual violence; to reimagine current mainstream responses, programs, and policies from a transformative justice lens; and to explore grassroots community alternatives to sexual violence intervention and prevention.
Registration and hotel information coming very soon! Stay tuned for updates and announcements on speakers, workshops, and more! See information about submitting a workshop proposal here!
Weaving a World Without Violence: Transformative Possibilities is a multi-day, multi-track, statewide conference on September 14-16 with opening and closing plenaries, workshops, and panels that may include the following areas of focus:
- Beyond Programs and Prisons: Community alternatives and thinking beyond the system to address sexual violence and build community accountability
- Institutional Advocacy: Challenging frameworks, interrupting harm, and creating alliances in institutional settings
- All or None: Uplifting the agency, knowledge, and needs of marginalized communities and identities and building a stronger anti-violence movement
- Self Care to Community Care: Nourishing and sustaining communities that can prevent sexual violence and heal trauma
We are still seeking workshop proposals! See the call for workshop proposals here. Deadline is July 17, 2017.
*There will be a Prison Rape Elimination Action (PREA) Pre-Conference Institute on September 12-13, providing space for those in the PREA project to get further training on delivering services to incarcerated clients, and space for those not in the project to get a clearer picture of what the project entails. Participants will gain skills, have an increased understanding of the scope of the PREA, and hear from national experts as well as experts local to New York State.