Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Domestic Violence Resource Clinic - My Sister's Keeper & Ayuda

Do you feel scared of your partner? Do you need help with an abusive relationship, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking?

The Domestic Violence Resource Clinic offers legal advice about protection orders, divorce, custody, and child support; help finding housing, counseling, benefits; and more. Services provided by My Sister’s Place and Ayuda.

Everything you share will stay private. We cannot promise a lawyer will represent you. If your case is not in D.C., we cannot represent you and advice may be limited.

For more information: 202-529-1062 or DVHelp@mysistersplacedc.org. Clinic is open every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month.

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2019 Helping Children Soar Benefit - Children's Law Center
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

2019 Helping Children Soar Benefit - Children's Law Center

  • Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Co-chairs Allison Alexander (Clark Enterprises, Inc.), Wendy Goldberg, Chip Magid (Dorsey & Whitney LLP) and Dan Masur (Mayer Brown LLP) invite you to join Children’s Law Center on Monday, September 23rd from 6:00 - 9:00 PM at the Kennedy Center Roof Terrace Restaurant.

A solid foundation of family, health and education are the building blocks for a child’s success – and when children thrive, so does our community. But we can’t change lives alone – it takes the knowledge of our staff, the tenacity of the families and children we serve and the generosity of our supporters who make our work possible. As the world changes around us, we are committed to remaining a stable presence in our community and in the lives of the children we help.

Join hundreds of leaders from the business, legal, political, medical and philanthropic communities to help children soar.

More details about the 2019 Helping Children Soar Benefit are on CLC’s Benefit webpage.

Become a Benefit sponsor or buy tickets today!

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Oct
2
9:30 AM09:30

Custody Guardian ad Litem Pro Bono Training

Hosted by Children’s Law Center, current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to learn about the law and practice of serving as a guardian ad litem, representing the best interests of a child in a custody case. Attorneys make a real difference in the life of a child when taking on one of these cases. Sign up to attend.

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Special Education Pro Bono Training - Children's Law Center
Oct
15
9:30 AM09:30

Special Education Pro Bono Training - Children's Law Center

Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to join Children's Law Center for a special education training and learn about representing parents and caregivers of children with special education needs. Participants will receive a copy of our special education training materials and manual. A light breakfast and lunch will be available. Please register here.

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Share Your Story 2019 - NVRDC
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Share Your Story 2019 - NVRDC

Join NVRDC for a free annual event during which survivors of all types of crime are invited to use artistic expression in order to share their stories and celebrate strength and resiliency in their recovery.

Our office is located in the Takoma Park neighborhood at 6856 Eastern Ave NW suite 376. We are a 5 minute walk from the Takoma metro station and metered street parking is available.

Participants are welcome to bring materials they would like to use but supplies will be provided. Light refreshments and snacks will also be served. Please email emily@nvrdc.org with any questions.

Sign up on NVRDC.org

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Victim Assistance Network Meeting
Oct
18
10:00 AM10:00

Victim Assistance Network Meeting

The VAN, or Victim Assistance Network, is a collaboration of victim service providers in the District of Columbia. VAN members cross disciplines and victimization specific services. The VAN has members that are mental health and medical providers, legal service providers, advocates, and prevention specialists. Members serve domestic violence, sexual assault, child victims and youth, and human trafficking victims–any victim of crime in DC.

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Healthy Masculinity Training Institute - Men Can Stop Rape
Oct
21
to Oct 23

Healthy Masculinity Training Institute - Men Can Stop Rape

  • Thurgood Marshall Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Men Can Stop Rape is hosting a regional, 3-day Healthy Masculinity Training Institute (HMTI) in Washington, DC during October, and we are inviting you to participate!

The HMTI is a chance to learn the theories and develop the skills that have shaped the Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP), a national initiative designed to raise the visibility of healthy masculinity and build a new generation of male leaders across the country who model non-violent, emotionally healthy masculinity, serving as positive change-makers. Through three days of discussions about theory, interactive group exercises, role-playing, and multi-media presentations, the training institute presents participants with a framework to positively construct masculinity and to motivate men’s engagement in the primary prevention of violence against girls and women.

Learn more and register here.

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Mary's Center Annual Gala
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Mary's Center Annual Gala

Mary's Center’s Annual Gala celebrates over thirty years of offering health, hope, and opportunity for thousands of diverse communities in the region.  

Hosted in the beautiful Marriott Marquis on Friday, October 25 from 6:30 - 11:30pm, Mary's Center's Gala brings together more than 700 Washington area business and community leaders for an inspirational evening of dinner, dancing, casino games, auctions, and much more. 

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Men Can Stop Rape Presents: Nameless
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Men Can Stop Rape Presents: Nameless

Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) is pleased to invite you to the Montgomery County premiere of Nameless, a three-part film series about sex trafficking of minors in and around the District of Columbia. This film provides insights and strategies from on-the-ground service providers and experts, identifies gaps that still need to be addressed, and offers prevention and intervention approaches.

Following the screening, there will be a short panel discussion and Q&A. Reception will follow after the panel. Don't miss out—RSVP by October 18th.


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Housing Conditions Pro Bono Training - Children's Law Center
Oct
30
9:30 AM09:30

Housing Conditions Pro Bono Training - Children's Law Center

Current and prospective pro bono attorneys are invited to join Children's Law Center for a housing conditions training and learn about how excessive mold, pest infestation, and other housing conditions pose hazards to children with asthma and allergies. Please join us to learn how you can advocate for these families and improve children's health. Participants will receive a copy of our housing conditions training materials and manual. A light breakfast will be served. To ensure sufficient seating and copies of our manual, please register here.

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Victim Assistance Network Meeting
Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

Victim Assistance Network Meeting

The VAN, or Victim Assistance Network, is a collaboration of victim service providers in the District of Columbia. VAN members cross disciplines and victimization specific services. The VAN has members that are mental health and medical providers, legal service providers, advocates, and prevention specialists. Members serve domestic violence, sexual assault, child victims and youth, and human trafficking victims–any victim of crime in DC.


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Street Harassment Focus Group
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Street Harassment Focus Group

The DC Office of Human Rights and the Advisory Committee on Street Harassment, which includes the DC Rape Crisis Center, are conducting focus groups on the street harassment experiences of various communities in DC. We want to hear the stories and honor the lived experiences of those most affected by street harassment.

The focus groups will be facilitated by two trained facilitators and there will be a trauma therapist present to provide emotional support if needed.

As a token of appreciation for your time and energy, focus group participants will receive $50 Visa giftcards and a light meal.

Email dcrcc@dcrcc.org to sign up

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Supporting Survivors in Faith-Based Spaces - DVRP
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Supporting Survivors in Faith-Based Spaces - DVRP

Faith can be essential as a source of strength and culture for survivors of gender-based violence, so it is important that we, as service providers, to understand its impacts. Come hear from our community-leader panelists and add your voice to the discussion!

Featuring panelists Spencer Cantrell (Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse), Saman Quraeshi (Ikram Foundation & Peaceful Families Project), and Pyowook Han (Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington).

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Speakers Bureau Informational Session - Community Family Life Services [CFLS]
Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

Speakers Bureau Informational Session - Community Family Life Services [CFLS]

  • Community Family Life Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Speaker’s Bureau is a paid public speaking training and professional development opportunity for women who have survived domestic violence, human trafficking, homelessness, and incarceration.

This Informational Session is an opportunity for potential applicants and members of the community to learn more about the program, hear from current members of the program, receive tips on how to strengthen your application, and ask questions.

Register and learn more on Eventbrite.

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Speakers Bureau Informational Session - Community Family Life Services [CFLS]
Sep
11
6:00 PM18:00

Speakers Bureau Informational Session - Community Family Life Services [CFLS]

  • Community Family Life Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Speakers Bureau is a paid public speaking training and professional development opportunity for women who have survived domestic violence, human trafficking, homelessness, and incarceration.

This Informational Session is an opportunity for potential applicants and members of the community to learn more about the program, hear from current members of the program, receive tips on how to strengthen your application, and ask questions.

Register and learn more on Eventbrite.

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Giving Black Day Dinner - Safe Sisters Circle
Sep
11
5:00 PM17:00

Giving Black Day Dinner - Safe Sisters Circle

In Honor of #GivingBlackDay 2019,  The Safe Sisters Circle is hosting a Day of Service Complimentary Dinner on Sept. 11th  for domestic and sexual violence survivors and advocates at the DC Dream Center SE White House.  There will be a short presentation and discussion by the organization followed by a FREE dinner catered by Neat Meat Food Truck.  All are welcome! 

RSVP on Eventbrite

 

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Speakers Bureau Informational Session - Community Family Life Services [CFLS]
Sep
11
11:00 AM11:00

Speakers Bureau Informational Session - Community Family Life Services [CFLS]

  • Community Family Life Services (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Speakers Bureau is a paid public speaking training and professional development opportunity for women who have survived domestic violence, human trafficking, homelessness, and incarceration.

This Informational Session is an opportunity for potential applicants and members of the community to learn more about the program, hear from current members of the program, receive tips on how to strengthen your application, and ask questions.

Register and learn more on Eventbrite.

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Street Harassment Focus Group
Sep
6
6:30 PM18:30

Street Harassment Focus Group

The DC Office of Human Rights and the Advisory Committee on Street Harassment, which includes the DC Rape Crisis Center, are conducting focus groups on the street harassment experiences of various communities in DC. We want to hear the stories and honor the lived experiences of those most affected by street harassment.

The focus groups will be facilitated by two trained facilitators and there will be a trauma therapist present to provide emotional support if needed.

As a token of appreciation for your time and energy, focus group participants will receive $50 Visa giftcards and a light meal.

Email dcrcc@dcrcc.org to sign up

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Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Promoting Your Own Resiliency Training

  • 441 4th Street Northwest, Room 1114 Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Women’s Center is offering a free resiliency training August 27. The target audience for this training is frontline staff who may benefit from psychoeducation regarding trauma, the impact of trauma exposure, and how to care for oneself in the work place where trauma exposure is high. We will be offering this training to the first 30 registrants.

Please contact Jessa Llewellyn to register and if you have any questions at jllewellyn@thewomenscenter.org or 202-293-4580 ext. 123.

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Jun
14
2:00 PM14:00

Webinar: The Impact of Violence, Trauma, and Racial Oppression on Survivors

This interactive webinar will highlight the complexity and various forms of violence experienced by historically marginalized communities, strategies for intervention and intersectional responses being employed by advocates and educators working with survivors from African American Muslim and Native American populations and undocumented college age Immigrant women.

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May
1
6:00 PM18:00

Moving the Needle on Diversity and Inclusion

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Suite 1100 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia, presented by the Nonprofit Organizations Practice Forum

Many articles have been written about the lack of diversity among nonprofit leaders. Increasing diversity and inclusion within an organization takes motivation, clear goals, and an effective plan of action.  Our panelists will discuss the difference between diversity, equity, and inclusion, identify the access points where small changes can have the most impact, and share strategies and stories on how they are moving the needle on diversity and inclusion within their own organizations and more broadly in the nonprofit sector.

Featuring:
Laura Lott, President & CEO, American Alliance of Museums
Jeannine Sanford, COO, Bread for the City
Tamara Toles O’Laughlin, Co-Chair, Green Leadership Trust; North America Director, 350.org

Moderator:
Yodi S. Hailemariam, CIPP-US, Associate, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

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May
1
1:30 PM13:30

Nonprofit Montgomery's Funder's Dialogue on Equity

Nonprofit Montgomery is pleased to introduce the first Funder's Dialogue on Equity.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear directly from funders how they prioritize equity in funding decisions and how you can align your work to be most meaningful, equitable, and impactful.  

Featured Speakers:
Nancy Navarro, Council President, Montgomery County Council
Anna Hargrave, Executive Director, Community Foundation Montgomery County
Julian Haynes, Maryland Program Director, The Meyer Foundation
Suzan Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer, Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
Crystal Townsend, President, Healthcare Initiative Foundation
Elijah Wheeler, Deputy Director/Social Justice Director, Collaboration Council

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Apr
28
5:45 PM17:45

Rashomon Screening and Panel Discussion

  • AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Co-presented with Aha! Moment, DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC), LadyDocs, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA), Montgomery Women and Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC), join a film screening of Akira Kurosawa's Oscar-winning film Rashomon with a post-film panel discussion of the Rashomon Effect.

The panel will be moderated by Tonya Turner, and will include: Montgomery County Council Member and former CNN Journalist Evan Glass, Maryland's Sexual Assault Legal Institute Attorney Andrea Finuccio, University of Maryland's Dr. Michele Mason, and Whitman-Walker Health's Social Worker Shane's Thomas.

Tickets are available now at http://silver.afi.com/Browsing/Movies/Details/f-0100001442

About the film:
The murder of a man and the rape of his wife in a forest grove are seen from several different perspectives. Akira Kurosawa’s meditation on the nature of truth transformed narrative cinema as we know it, and birthed the term “Rashomon Effect”. Starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô and Masayuki Mori; winner of the Golden Lion, 1951 Venice Film Festival and an Honorary Oscar® as Best Foreign Language Film at the 1952 Academy Awards®.

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Apr
27
10:00 AM10:00

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Open House

  • Central American Resource Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Since 1981, the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) has fostered the comprehensive development of the Latino population in the Washington metropolitan region by providing direct services, while promoting grassroots empowerment, civic engagement, and human rights advocacy.

During the open houses we will provide information for the community about their rights during encounters with the law enforcement and immigration officers and U eligibility for victims of crime in the US, also there will Citizenship screenings for those interested in becoming a US Citizen.

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Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Night at the Nats: Nats vs. Padres

Support survivors during Sexual Assault Awareness Month by joining DC Forensic Nurse Examiners staff at the Washington Nationals game!

To purchase tickets: https://groupmatics.events/event/DCFNE

Want to match our team during the game? Why not order a t-shirt too? https://bigsmile.orderpromos.com/dcfne

Want to bundle (includes ticket, t-shirt and a chance to receive box tickets)? Email contact@dcfne.org

A portion of the ticket and t-shirt sales will benefit DC Forensic Nurse Examiners. The tax deductible contribution for each ticket is $11.

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Nameless" Film Premiere

The DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence (DCCESV) is pleased to invite you to the premiere of Nameless, a three-part film series about sex trafficking of minors in the District of Columbia. This film provides insights and strategies of on-the-ground service providers and experts, identifies gaps that still need to be addressed, and offers prevention and intervention approaches.  

Following the screening, there will be a short panel discussion and Q&A. RSVP by April 22nd.

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Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training hosted by Safe Shores

Stewards of Children® is a 2-hour training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth.

Training includes discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues in our communities through a video sharing the voices of survivors and experts in the field. This is the only evidence-informed sexual abuse prevention training for adults that is available nationally. The training is approved for CEUs by OSSE, CFSA - Child Welfare Training Academy and the National Association of Social Workers.

To register, please visit: https://www.safeshores.org/get-involved/stewards-of-children/ or email Gerald De Leon, Prevention and Outreach Coordinator, at gdeleon@safeshores.org

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Apr
24
3:00 PM15:00

Stewards of Children® (Guardianes de los Niños en español) una capacitación presentada por Safe Shores – El Centro de Abogacía Infantil en el Distrito de Columbia

Guardianes de los Niños es una capacitación de 2 horas que enseña a los adultos como prevenir, reconocer y reaccionar responsablemente al abuso sexual infantil. Esta capacitación es diseñada para adultos preocupados con la seguridad de los niños y también para organizaciones que trabajan con niños y jóvenes. Esta capacitación incluye discusión de temas críticos alrededor de cómo prevenir el abuso sexual y porque es pertinente en nuestra comunidad. Esto será comunicado con un video con las voces de sobrevivientes y opiniones de expertos. Esta es la única capacitación disponible para adultos que es basada en evidencia. CEUs también están disponibles para NASW, OSSE y CFSA.

Para registrarse, puede ir a Eventbrite o contactar a Alejandra Monroy, Especialista Bilingüe de Prevención y Abogacía,amonroy@safeshores.org

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Apr
23
10:00 AM10:00

DC Council SAAM Proclamation and #TealTuesday

  • John A. Wilson Building, Room 500 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sexual Assault Awareness Month will be formally recognized by the DC City Council on April 23 at 10 a.m. in Room 500 of the John A. Wilson Building. The DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence has also proclaimed April 23 to be “Teal Tuesday,” encouraging all DC residents to wear teal to show their solidarity with survivors of sexual assault. Don’t forget to share photos wherever you are! When you do, be sure to use the #TealTuesday hashtag and tag us at @DCCESV.

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Apr
16
9:30 AM09:30

Survivors' Privacy: The Role of Mental Health

The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) invites you to commemorate Sexual Assault Awareness Month by attending, "Survivors' Privacy: The Role of Mental Health Records." This free training is meant to be the first in a series of discussions regarding the troubling trends in requests for crime victims' mental health records in DC. The April 16th training will focus on a general introduction to legal requests for victims' records and a round-table discussion where attendees will have an opportunity to share their own experiences with record requests.

The information from the round-table will be used to adapt future training sessions to ensure that the resources produced will be most helpful and tailored to participating providers. By the end of the training series, NVRDC hopes to provide organizations with an overview of the evolution of this issue, assist organizations in distinguishing between different types of legal requests, and offer clarity as to a provider's obligations to respond and produce records under DC law. Attendees will be provided with samples demonstrating the difference between a subpoena and a court order, as well as resources to reference if they receive a request for a victim's records.

hank you to Sidley Austin LLP for providing the space for this event. Please contact probono@nvrdc.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you all at the April training, and learning how together we can protect crime victims' right to privacy.

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Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

B.O.O.T.S. for DAWN: Breaking Out of the Silence Fundraiser 2019

Come and mingle, enjoy great food (vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options will be available), great music and have an awesome time dancing the night away. Be sure to wear your cowgirl/cowboy boots! Or even your dancing shoes!

Your ticket includes food. There will be a cash bar.

Bring enough money for the silent and live auctions. We can't do this without your support!

DAWN's mission is to promote healthy relationships and end abuse in the Deaf community of the Washington DC area. We do this in two ways:

1) Providing survivors of abuse with help they need to heal and progress with their lives
2) Educating Deaf and hearing communities on the issues, and how to foster positive relationships.

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Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training hosted by Safe Shores

Stewards of Children® is a 2-hour training that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for individuals concerned about the safety of children as well as organizations that serve youth.

Training includes discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues in our communities through a video sharing the voices of survivors and experts in the field. This is the only evidence-informed sexual abuse prevention training for adults that is available nationally. The training is approved for CEUs by OSSE, CFSA - Child Welfare Training Academy and the National Association of Social Workers.

To register, please visit: https://www.safeshores.org/get-involved/stewards-of-children/ or email Gerald De Leon, Prevention and Outreach Coordinator, at gdeleon@safeshores.org

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Apr
12
5:00 PM17:00

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Open House

Since 1981, the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) has fostered the comprehensive development of the Latino population in the Washington metropolitan region by providing direct services, while promoting grassroots empowerment, civic engagement, and human rights advocacy.

During the open houses we will provide information for the community about their rights during encounters with the law enforcement and immigration officers and U eligibility for victims of crime in the US, also there will Citizenship screenings for those interested in becoming a US Citizen.

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