In Case You Missed It: “Doin’ It for the Culture” Webinar


On June 2, 2022, NYSCASA hosted a webinar featuring Nestic Morris, Outreach Coordinator at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA). The webinar, titled “Doin’ It for the Culture: How Race, Class, Language, etc., Can All Influence Sexual Assault and Other Forms of Racism,” gives historical context on how sexual education has become such a taboo topic and how we can discuss healthy, culturally relevant sexual education on sex, pleasure, and body autonomy. This session does not provide any form of medical sexual advice/information but will be an open discussion on how community members can move past the discomfort of taboo topics.

The webinar also highlights the ways in which systemic racism, historical trauma, intergenerational trauma influence how survivors from marginalized communities navigate victim services, and how victim assistance programs can better support survivors from marginalized communities.

About the Speaker: Nestic Morris is currently the Outreach Coordinator at the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA). She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Communication from UW-Whitewater and working on her Master’s at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For the past 20 years, Nestic has worked in her community to address social change, racism, and oppression. She also has experience working in youth development and with women in the criminal justice system. As the founder of Beautiful Struggle LLC Consulting, Nestic is a skilled public speaker, group facilitator, and trainer. She believes that as a community, “we have to have uncomfortable conversations and put tangible actions behind those words; otherwise, we are just community talkers and not doers.”