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2016 CSSP Institute


August 22-24, 2016
Sheraton Downtown Denver Hotel
Denver, Colorado

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

The 2016 CSSP Institute is designed specifically for all CSSP grantees working within culturally specific communities at the intersection of violence against women and other forms of oppression. This will be a peer-learning process of resourcing and sustaining ourselves, our organizations and our movements.

The Institute will include self, organizational, and community care practices that will allow us to be sustainable for the long term. To that end, the Technical Assistance Team developed the following overarching goal and objectives for the Institute:

Goal: To strengthen the capacity of culturally specific programs to achieve community leadership and sustainability.

Objectives:

  • To engage on-the-ground experience, community-driven perspectives, and expertise of culturally specific programs and communities
  • Facilitate and promote peer-to-peer learning to increase knowledge exchange and social connectedness
  • To identify strategies to gain greater visibility and voice to influence systems and decision-making
  • To organize within and across organizations towards building a strong movement to end violence
  • To utilize art, cultural expression, and creative practice as tools for personal and collective healing and transformation 

 

INSTITUTE MATERIALS


Agenda

Additional Information


Day 1: Monday, August 22, 2016

Keynote: Radical Transparency: Demonstrating the Shameless Self Through Spoken Word
Alysia Nicole Harris

Keynote: A Discussion & Call to Action - Standing at the Intersections of Justice and Change: Fostering Cross Cultural Allyship
Ava Montgomery (National Black Women’s Justice Institute (NBWJI)) and selected grantees

Workshop: Creating a Successful Mentoring Group for Youth Survivors of Trauma 
Crystal Tang (New York Asian Women’s Shelter) 
PowerPoint

Workshop: The Figure 8: Engaging in Healthy (& Happy) Activism
Alysia Nicole Harris
PowerPoint

Workshop: Immigrant Survivors of Labor Trafficking and Workplace Sexual Violence
Alicia Anguiano, Liz Chacko (Friends of Farmworkers), Corinne Guest (La Puerta Abierta) 
PowerPoint

Workshop: Engaging African American Men in the Efforts to End Interpersonal Violence
Ozell Pace, Jr, Felecia Thomas (Our House)
PowerPoint

Plenary: Peer Learning/Table Discussion
Facilitators: Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV) 
PowerPoint

Closing Activity: Forward Stance
Beckie Masaki (Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV))


Day 2: Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Plenary Panel: Human Trafficking in the Asian Community in the Context of Domestic and Sexual Violence
Keynote/Moderator: Sarah Khan (API-GBV)
Panelists: Carrey Wong, (New York Asian Women's Center), Marilyn Tran (Center for the Pacific Asian Family) and Panida Rzonca (Thai Community Development Center) 
PowerPoint

Workshop: Telling Our Story, Creating Sister Space
Victoria Ybanez (Red Wind Consulting, Inc.)
PowerPoint

Workshop: Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence Through Culturally Relevant Community
Based Services
Gerardo Peña, Marina Jessop (Chicanos Por La Causa)
PowerPoint
Handout 1
Handout 2

Workshop: Immigration Issues and Immigrant Survivors
Limia Obadi, Gabriela Leon (Tapestri, Inc)
PowerPoint
Handout 1
Handout 2

Workshop: Cultural Interfacing Leadership
Atum Azzahir & Akhmiri Sekhr-Ra (Cultural Wellness Center)
Handout

Table Group Discussions: Sustaining Our Work
Facilitators: Ruby White Starr (Casa de Esperanza, National Latin@ Network), Beckie Masaki (Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV)) & Victoria Ybanez (Red Wind Consulting, Inc.)
PowerPoint

Closing Activity: Forward Stance
Beckie Masaki (Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV))
   

Day 3: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Workshop: Mental Health and the South Asian Immigrant Community: Trends, Barriers, and Best Practices
Senti Sojwal, Shyda Rashid (Sakhi for South Asian Women)
PowerPoint
Handout

Workshop: Learnings from Orlando: Understanding and Responding to Violence in LGBTQ Communities of Color
Heidi Notario & Jose Juan Lara, Jr. (Casa de Esperanza: National Latin@ Network) 
PowerPoint

Workshop: Cultural Diversity and Domestic Abuse
Parul Mehta Patel, Lupe Rivera (South Asian Helpline and Referral Agency)
PowerPoint
Handout

Workshop: Youth Relationship Violence and the Digital World
Angela Parker (Jenesse Center, Inc.) 
PowerPoint 1
PowerPoint 2

VAWA Conferall
PowerPoint

Closing Keynote: Advocating for Systems Change and Fostering Transformation
Rosie Hidalgo, Deputy Director for Public Policy, Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice
PowerPoint