The Way Forward: Emerging Strategies for Crime Victims of Color Virtual Roundtable Series

The current public health crisis has shed a light on what victims of crime from communities of color have been saying for decades: institutional and systemic barriers and racial disparities, combined with gaps in victim services, have made pathways to healing and justice out of reach for many victims of crime, particularly for victims of crime from communities of color.

This four-part virtual series, led by Zoe Flowers from Women of Color Network, will explore the way forward as victim service providers continue to pivot and adapt as a result of the current health crisis and also leverage this moment of change to better support crime victims from communities of color.

 

Webinar Roundtable Series

  • #1 Shaping the Future with Culturally Specific Innovations

This dynamic virtual roundtable will highlight the need to lift up the pre-pandemic innovations being made by culturally specific organizations in reaching and supporting survivors from communities of color. This session will explore what survivors and advocates of color are seeing, hearing and feeling. Join us for this virtual roundtable to share what is happening in your community as we envision the way forward for victims of crime from communities of color. Moderated by Zoe Flowers, featuring panelists Purvi Shah and Maria del Rosario Franco-Rahman.

 

  • #2  Shaping the Future of Protective Structures

This virtual panel will highlight community models of change and provide information on the various ways aspiring allies and advocates can serve as proactive partners in the move to end gender-based violence. Join us for this virtual roundtable as we envision the way forward for victims of crime from communities of color. Moderated by Zoe Flowers, featuring panelists Purvi Shah, Maria del Rosario Franco-Rahman, Annika Leonard, and Lórien Castelle.

 

  • #3 Shaping the Future of Organizing

This virtual panel will explore the successes, challenges and lessons learned from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Movement in Canada as a potential framework for addressing violence against women of color in the United States.

Join us for this virtual roundtable as we envision the way forward for victims of crime from communities of color. Moderated by Zoe Flowers, featuring panelists Junetta Jamerson,  Rachelle Venne, and Annika Leonard.

 

  • #4 Shaping the Future of Healing Justice

Communities of color and aspiring allies need time to breathe, relax, re-orient themselves with their authentic self, tend to legacies of harm and untreated trauma as well as connect to lineages of resilience. This interactive virtual workshop is designed to provide a community of support where participants may practice techniques to slow down and reconnect to their strength, creativity, and spirit. Join Zoe Flowers and Maria del Rosario Franco-Rahman to learn more about the natural responses to and effects of stress, vicarious trauma, and the various healing modalities for sustaining your well being and those that you serve.

 

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Published on:
June 5, 2020
Resource Type:
Webinar
Communities of Focus:
Girls and Women of Color
Intended Audience:
Advocates, Other