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Social Justice Training: Sexism 102

Sexism 102 – CANCELED

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
4610 SE Belmont

An understanding of gender-based oppression is vital for everyone invested in ending violence. Learn about sexism as a form of power-based violence and the ways it intersects with other systems of oppression.

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Personal Safety and De-Escalation

Personal Safety and De-Escalation

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4610 SE Belmont St.

Topics will include laying a foundation for safety, using internal and external safety strategies to assess a dangerous situation, various strategies for preventing and ending attacks and discussion about escape option and exploration of de-escalation.

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Sexual Assault Dynamics

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
4610 SE Belmont St

Understand the root causes of sexual violence, its prevalence, its impact on survivors, and the dynamics that make sexual violence a stigmatizing crime.

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Dismantling Racism

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
4610 SE Belmont St.

In this workshop participants will understand racism in a historical and current context, learn about white privilege, develop knowledge of institutional racism, and address concepts of colorblindness and the United States as a post-racial society.

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Opening the Door to Equity

Opening the Door to Equity

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
4610 SE Belmont

Explore the difference between equity and equality and learn how your organization’s values and practices lead directly to the outcomes you are able to achieve.

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2017 Engaging Men Conference

Engaging Men Conference

Saturday, October 14, 2017
5441 SE Belmont St

All are welcome to this conference, which aims to re-examine masculinity to end gender-based violence. Presented by the YWCA of Greater Portland, Raphael House of Portland, SCARS (Survivor Collective Alliance, Reaching Society), Allies in Change, and Domestic Violence Safe Dialogue,

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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversations

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
4610 SE Belmont

Survivors and advocates are dealing with a dire lack of resources in our communities. This training will explore how to talk about options and safety plan with survivors when local emergency housing is full; waiting lists are long, and there are no available resources.

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Domestic Violence 101

Thursday, October 26, 2017
4610 SE Belmont St.

Domestic Violence (DV) 101 offers an introduction to the underlying root causes of violence against women and gender-based violence and increases understanding of the many forms of DV and how to respond.

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Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy: Moving Ahead Through Financial Management

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4610 SE Belmont

Learn tactics to understand financial fundamentals and basic steps to building a strong financial base, including budgeting, saving, building credit and managing debt . Gain resources to strengthen survivor confidence in order to take action and strategies to address the financial and safety challenges of ending a relationship with an abusive partner

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