Bravely and Mindfully Exploring Oppression and Its Impact on Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence – Virtual – September 2020

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Bravely and Mindfully Exploring Oppression and Its Impact on Survivors of Sexual and Domestic Violence – Virtual – September 2020

Audience: Community-based and system-based victim advocates, criminal justice professionals, healthcare professionals, mental health professionals, and other professionals who work with victims of sexual assault or domestic violence

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Social and racial inequities are real.  These inequities result from oppression across multiple identity factors and they impact survivors of sexual and domestic violence in unique ways, resulting in unequal access to economic, housing, social service, and legal resources, to name a few. Even with this reality, people are afraid and reluctant to discuss these inequalities for fear of being labeled and blamed, and not understanding the complexity of these issues. This fear limits our ability to address the roots and consequences of violence often resulting in similar inequities within our organizations.

This dynamic, interactive training will provide participants a brave space to fully explore the fundamental ways in which oppression intersects with sexual and domestic violence and explain how an anti-oppression framework is imperative to providing effective services. This training will also explore how the concept of ‘intersectionality’ can inform and empower our work.  As a result of this training participants will have the tools to start a dialogue within their communities to inspire social change and improve responses to survivors. We look forward to engaging in this learning experience with you.

Date & Time(CST):
September 16, 2020 (Day 1):                              10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.
September 18, 2020 (Day 2):                              10 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.
September 30, 2020 (Day 3, optional):                10 a.m. – Noon

Training materials provided.

Registration Deadline: September 11, 2020 (12 p.m. CST)

How to Register:
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We welcome people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select your needs on the online registration form or contact Teresa Gallegos,, 785-232-9784. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the training.


Aquia Pusch
KCSDV Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator

Shirley Fessler
KCSDV Rural and Disabilities Projects Manager


  • Define and identify important terminology related to oppression, ‘isms and violence, and how they impact victim service providers and survivors;
  • Express the importance of having an anti-oppression framework for victim-centered services;
  • Evaluate the correlation between biases, power, privilege, and sexual and domestic violence;
  • Examine thoughts and preconceptions about oppression, ‘isms, and violence;
  • Distinguish between culture, cultural humility, and equity; and
  • Evaluate best practices when including an anti-oppression framework into a victim-centered approach.

Aquia Pusch
KCSDV Rural Outreach Advocacy Coordinator
785-232-9784 ext. 332

This project was supported by Grant #2017-WR-AX-0038 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.

Total Training Hours: 12


  •  September 16, 2020 - September 26, 2020
     10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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