“From Betsy DeVos’s rescinding of Obama-era campus sexual assault guidelines to increasing public outcry against sexual harassment and assault, there couldn’t be a more poignant moment to discuss the most complex issues surrounding gender-based violence. At the First Annual Conference on Gender-Based Violence, we will:
-Learn practical tools for building and participating in survivor-driven programming, activism, and advocacy
-Engage in conversation on eradicating cycles of violence and misogynistic culture
-Gain insight into how to effectively support those most vulnerable to gender-based violence
The conference will be held on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 and SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, at the University of Arizona Student Union. UA faculty, staff, and students, Tucson community leaders and activists, and health and legal advocates will come together to address complex issues surrounding the epidemic of gender-based violence and marginalized populations.
Workshops, keynotes, performances, and panel discussions will focus on how to build survivor-driven, intersectional activism and programs aimed at providing the best possible care to survivors while radically uprooting the social and cultural attitudes that recreate cycles of violence.
***You can register for one or both days of the conference. Please note that if you want to attend on Friday and Saturday, you must register separately for both days!!
Please direct any questions or requests for more information to Amalia C. Mora at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, November 3, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm — South Ballroom (Level 3)
-A performance by Tucson Girls Chorus Advanced Choir, Director Marcela Molina
-Welcome Address by Melissa Vito, Senior Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Senior Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Student Success
-Keynote by Brooke Axtell, writer, speaker, performing artist, and activist, Founder and Director of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming rape, abuse, and sex trafficking.
-Reception and Art Exhibit Opening
Saturday, November 4, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm – check schedule below: Sonora Room (Level 1 – basement), Union Gallery (Level 3, north side of bldg), & Kachina Room (Level 3, south side of bldg.)
* Panel Discussions:
Institutional Responses to Gender-Based Violence- sexual and domestic violence against Indigenous women; sexual assault of migrant women along the US-Mexico border; sexual assault and harassment in the military; and campus sexual assault & Title IX
Cycles of Violence and Harm- engaging with men in prevention and rehabilitation; the intersection of violence and overlapping oppressions; white masculinity in crisis; self-accountability and misogyny; incarceration and the production of harm
The Politics of Disclosure and Intersectionality-disclosu
Survivor-Driven Care and Activism- UA campus peer-to-peer engagement on dismantling cultures of non-care, including rape culture and victim blaming; avoiding retraumatization in care work; survivors as activists, peer mentors, and care providers
Practical Tools for Advocacy (Training and Talk)
Workshops on feminist social justice activism for young women and girls as well as on Patriarchy and Misogyny for young men and boys.
* Research experts including featured guest Dr. Kiera Ladner, Indigenous scholar on gender-based violence and genocide
* Guest Speakers from YWCA Southern Arizona, Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation (SAAF), Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, Black Lives Matter, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and more!”
Program with room assignments: http://www.uagender-basedviolenceconference.com/about.html