March 4 Black Women
Sep
29
8:30 AM08:30

March 4 Black Women

As the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is set to expire at midnight, September 30, 2018 when we rally in New York City and march on the National Mall in Washington, DC September 29, 2018, our mass mobilization is a reminder that what matters to Black women must be spoken and prioritized. Rally with your feet, rally with your voice, rally with your heart, rally with your conscience and your vote. This year marks one hundred years since the lynching death of Mary Turner in 1918, and we invoke anti-lynching crusader Ida B. Wells and say #BlackWomenRise. Rise with #OneVote and demand an end to the killing of our sisters by state agents and institutions of the state. With #OneVote demand an end to the kidnappings and exploitation of our girls who continue to go missing. Rise with #OneVote to end sexualized violence, discrimination in economic and the political fields. On September 29 rise with Black women by marching with us in D.C. and rally with us in NY on September 30, 2018. Register your self, your group or your bus today.

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Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Amara's Fall Friendraiser Expungements and Record Sealing: A Critical Remedy to Human Trafficking Survivors

Save the date for Amara's fall friendraiser event on Wednesday, October 3rd featuring Vivian Huelgo, Chief Counsel for ABA's Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence. Vivian will be speaking about the importance of providing expungements and record sealings for individuals who obtained criminal records while trafficked.

Survivors of sex trafficking face many challenges when they reclaim their lives after victimization and clearing prostitution records is one of the most difficult to overcome. Unfortunately, in June, the Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) shocked the anti-trafficking community by announcing a policy that will only leave survivors with fewer options.

For the first time ever, the OVC stipulated in its 2018 request for proposals that grantees will be barred from using awarded money to provide legal representation for victims to clear—also known as expunging or vacating—criminal records acquired during trafficking. Without this process, survivors are prevented from accessing certain jobs and services, and are effectively punished for having been victimized.

This announcement directly impacts Amara's funding, so we are calling on our supporters and their friends to become educated about this topic and to consider partnering with us in order to ensure that expungements and record sealings will continue to be an option for our clients so they can move forward with their lives.

Invite your friends, classmates, and coworkers! 

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Oct
5
9:00 AM09:00

Guiding Loved Ones through Grief Due to Loss by Suicide

The grief process for those who have had a loved one die by suicide is often laden with shame, stigma, anger, and even guilt. Therapy is often the only safe place for family members to talk openly and candidly about the complex feelings related to this loss. Yet, for many clinicians death by suicide is unfamiliar territory; what do you say, how do you navigate the complexities presented; how do you facilitate healing. Participants in this workshop will gain meaningful knowledge about complicated grief related to death by suicide and learn techniques to promote successful healing in both individual and group interventions. The role of media will be discussed along with healing for clinicians who have had clients die by suicide. This workshop is designed for mental health clinicians at all licensure levels and areas of practice. 

Instructor:  Susan Greynolds, LPC, Ed.D
Price: $100, 3 CEUS  
To Register:  https://tinyurl.com/y73u3d9z

Phone: 202-624-0010

Fax: 202-624-0062

E-mail: msellevaag@wendtcenter.org

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Nurturing Resilience: Integrating the Mind and Body for Healing

Over the past 10 years technology has allowed for a deeper understanding of the impact trauma has on the brain and the role of the central nervous system. Clients who previously would plateau in therapy or move from therapist to therapist are now finding hope and healing as past experiences are integrated with here and now responses, freeing them from unexplained patterns in behavior or relationships. Mental Health professionals are in a unique position to nurture resiliency in clients as they explore the somatic and psychotherapeutic reactions and interventions to support clients in healing and recovery from trauma. Countless books have been written on the topic; this training will help put the research into action and provide tangible strategies participants can implement immediately.  Participants in this training will obtain an understanding of the important role the brain and central nervous system have in fostering resilience in clients with complex trauma. Specific interventions will be discussed to foster safety and incorporate the somatic experience into the therapy session. 

Instructor: Susan Pitler, MS, LPC
Price: $100, 3 CEUS  
Register via Eventbrite at https://tinyurl.com/y84fpvs4 
Questions: Call Melissa Sellevaag, LICSW 202-204-5033

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Fair Girls Fundraiser
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

Fair Girls Fundraiser

FAIR Girls wants to send you our Save the Date for our fundraiser on November 1 at Southern Hospitality. This will be an awesome way to meet some of our new team members and help us raise money for the holidays. We will have amazing raffle prizes including Southwest tickets and more!

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Sep
21
7:05 PM19:05

DCFNE Night at the Nats

Join DC Forensic Nurse Examiners at Nationals Park for the Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets!

ALL proceeds will benefit DC Forensic Nurse Examiners. The mission of DCFNE is to lessen the impact of violence in the District of Columbia. For more information, visit our website at www.dcfne.org.

Parking is NOT included in the ticket price.

Please note: The Eventbrite ticket is not valid for admission - you must pick up your tickets from DCFNE prior to the game.

Please click the source URL below to purchase your tickets!

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Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Community Art Celebration

Join us for a community initiative by the Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project for an evening of interactive and creative celebration as we mark the end of an 8-week Trauma Arts Therapy Workshop for survivors. Meet the innovative artists, participate in a discussion about the healing nature of art, and create meaningful art to celebrate strength and healing.

Email: bakht@dvrp.org for more information.

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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Building Our Power Summit: Community Wellness and Defense

Justice For Muslims Collective in partnership with MALIKAH, Heart Women & Girls and DVRP is organizing a day long wellness summit for Muslim communities in the DMV. The goal of the summit is to focus on Muslims and individuals who live at the intersections of being Muslim, Black, LGBTQIA+, and disabled. The event will focus on: Grounding ourselves in an understanding of our rights, Practicing Community Wellness (yoga, art, and mental health), Learning Self-Defense , & Sharing and Naming the Resources We Need Now.

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Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Healing the Body: Survivors Speak Out

Join DVRP and Healing The Body's Ashley Dequilla for a hands-on night of guided meditation, abstract figure painting and performance. Focusing on the embodied experience through art, projection and photography, this will be a safe space for expression, art and a strong sense of community.

All supplies will be provided! No need for any experience in art or painting necessary, just an open heart, open mind and willingness to work with others.

Email: lauren@dvrp.org with questions or accommodation needs.

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Aug
29
to Aug 31

2018 National Sexual Assault Conference, "Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation"

The National Sexual Assault Conference 2018 will be held on August 29-31 in Anaheim, CA. The theme is “Bold Moves: Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation.” This event will be co-hosted with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape (PCAR) and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC).

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Jul
11
9:30 AM09:30

The Protection from Sexual Extortion Amendment Act of 2017 (B22-0472)

  • The John A Wilson Building (Room 123) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This bill revises the definition of extortion to include sexual extortion. Sexual extortion occurs when a person obtains possession of sexually explicit images and demands that another person, the victim, provide additional images or in–person sex acts under threat of distributing the images. 

If you would like to testify please email the committee at judiciary@dccouncil.us or call (202) 724-7808 by close of business July 6th. Provide your name, number, organization and title. Organizations are allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral testimony. Individuals are allowed a maximum of three minutes.  Please provide 20 double-sided copies of your written testimony and, if possible, submit an electronic copy to judiciary@dccouncil.us

Please contact Fiona Oliphant at Fiona@dccesv.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.

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Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

The Intrafamily Offenses and Anti-Stalking Orders Amendment of 2018 (B22-0780)

This bill limits the availability of civil protection orders to intimate partners, household members, family members, and victims of sexual assault and abuse or sex trafficking. It expands the ability of minors to file civil protection orders. Among other things it establishes a civil protection process serving unit within the Metropolitan Police Department and creates new anti-stalking orders.         

If you would like to testify please email the committee at judiciary@dccouncil.us or call (202) 724-7808 by close of business June 18th. Provide your name, number, organization and title. Organizations are allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral testimony. Individuals are allowed a maximum of three minutes.  Please provide 20 double-sided copies of your written testimony and, if possible, submit an electronic copy to judiciary@dccouncil.us

Please contact Fiona Oliphant at Fiona@dccesv.org if you have any questions or would like additional information.

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Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

MCASA's Annual Trauma-Informed Training

  • University of Maryland, Stamp Student Union - Atrium Conference Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join MCASA for our annual one-day trauma-informed training, presented by Kimberly A. Lonsway, Ph.D., Research Director of End Violence Against Women International. This training will consist of three sessions which include:

1) Opening Doors: Increasing Access for Sexual Assault Victims to the Criminal Justice System and Community Services

2) Neurobiology of Trauma and Effective Victim Interviews

3) Start by Believeing: Improving Responses, One Disclosure at a Time

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Jun
11
to Jun 13

2nd Annual Intersections of Violence: Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Conference

  • Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This multidisciplinary conference is sponsored by DCJS, in partnership with the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council, the Virginia Victim Assistance Network, and the Virginia Victims Fund. The three-day conference brings together law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, child advocates, and other allied professionals to highlight promising practices and emerging issues to effectively respond to domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse in our communities.

The conference will include several internationally and nationally renowned presenters, including retired Texas Chief Justice Richard Barajas, David Adams, Kevin Mulcahy, and staff from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.

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Mapping Forward from Violence Against Women
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Mapping Forward from Violence Against Women

We are #MappingForward from violence against women in DC through a grant won from the UNA-USA “Stand Up for Human Rights” partnership with the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Whether you have a #MeToo story of your own, know someone with a #MeToo moment, or want to see an end to violence against women, come learn about this innovative, grassroots project that maps stories onto places. Following the introduction of the project, hear from experts in a panel discussion featuring:

  • Rachel Moynihan, DC office of UN Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • Elisabeth Olds, Expert Consultant, DC Sexual Assault Victims Rights Act (SAVRAA)
  • Rachel Friedman, Deputy Director, Men Can Stop Rape
  • Lindsey Silverberg, Director of Advocacy & Case Management, Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC),
  • Heather Hill, Chair, United Nations Association of the National Capitol Area (UNA-NCA) (Moderator)
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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Denim Day

Celebrate Denim Day in Washington DC by wearing jeans in order to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault.

Be sure to share your Denim Day photos on social media and use the hashtags #DenimDay and #DCSAAM!

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Apr
10
10:00 AM10:00

SAAM Proclamation & Ceremony

The DC Council will be hosting the 2018 Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) Proclamation & Ceremony at the John Wilson Building.

Also please note that this is also “Teal Tuesday” so if you are able please wear teal to show your support for survivors of sexual violence.

 

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