Digital Premiere of Nameless
Nov
22
1:00 PM13:00

Digital Premiere of Nameless

Join us for the Digital Premiere of Nameless, a documentary about child sex trafficking in Washington, DC and at-large. Then, participate in a Twitter town hall to discuss the issues presented in the film directly with the experts. Don’t forget to @MenCanStopRape and use the hashtag #NamelessFilm. Register for the Premiere at https://mcsr.org/digital-premiere.

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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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JCADA 5k & Wellness Day
May
3
9:00 AM09:00

JCADA 5k & Wellness Day

The JCADA 5K & Wellness Day is JCADA’s largest annual fundraiser, which has the dual goal of raising awareness about the realities of power-based violence in our community. At the event, JCADA aims to educate the community about they can support those who may be suffering, and also how they can build healthy relationships with their partners, friends, co-workers, and families.

The event starts with a 5K, which participants can either run or walk, that is professionally timed on a USTAF certified course. After the race, participants have the option to stay and attend JCADA’s Wellness fair, a 100% free event that showcases JCADA’s many community partners who are working to make the greater Washington DC area a healthier and safer place! Participants can also get a sneak peak of AWARE®’s core workshop, It’s Not Love®, and get information on how to book a workshop!

Learn more at JCADA.org.

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Raising API Voices: Photo-Novel Launch - DVRP
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Raising API Voices: Photo-Novel Launch - DVRP

Join The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project for the launch of our new photo-novel: Raising Our Voices!

This photo-novel uses representation of the A/PI community and highlights their experiences of sexual violence, something not often talked about. We want to share this throughout the community as a tool for education and outreach.

  • Mix & mingle with community members, DVRP staff & one of the artists

  • Interactive booths with activities based around our photo-novel

  • Free copies of the photo-novel: available in English, Chinese, Japanese, Urdu & Vietnamese

Get your tickets today to be a part of this awesome art & community movement! Tickets are free, but space is limited!

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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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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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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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Nameless Screening- UMD Safe Center for Human Trafficking Survivors
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Nameless Screening- UMD Safe Center for Human Trafficking Survivors

  • Edward St. John's Learning and Teaching Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On October 24, 2019, the UMD SAFE Center for Human Trafficking Survivors and Men Can Stop Rape are screening Nameless at the University of Maryland's Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center. The three-part film series about child sex trafficking in the District of Columbia includes expert testimony from 15 interviewees, including Commander Duncan Bedlion, Youth and Family Services Division, Metropolitan Police Department and Dr. Katherine Deye, Freddie Mac Foundation Child and Adolescent Protection Center, Children’s National Health System.

Read more and RSVP on Eventbrite.

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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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SEVEN - L.A. Theatre Works @ George Mason University
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

SEVEN - L.A. Theatre Works @ George Mason University

SEVEN is a powerful work that tells the stories of seven women who overcame adversity to effect change in their communities. The work was developed in partnership with Vital Voices Global Partnership and their CEO Alyse Nelson will be leading the pre-performance discussion beginning at 7:15pm.  There is also a post-performance Cocktails and Conversations with members of the cast in the lobby.  If all of that isn’t enough, there will be a display of our SEVEN Women of Mason project along with an interactive element in the lobby as well.

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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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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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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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Super Spectacular Comedy Show for Immigrant Justice - Ayuda
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Super Spectacular Comedy Show for Immigrant Justice - Ayuda

We live in a nation of immigrants. Handsome, beautiful, intelligent, wonderful immigrants. From Albert Einstein to Joni Mitchell to Madeline Albright to Bob Hope, many of the smartest and most accomplished Americans were actually born somewhere else. And yet, in this time of egregious egregiousness, some in power are working hard to prevent hard-working immigrants from coming to America and disparaging the ones who are already here.

At Grassroots Comedy DC, we’ve seen enough. It’s time to stand up for our founders and our newfound brothers and sisters from another mother nation, and remind ourselves of our core values.

That’s why we’re running the “Super Spectacular Comedy Show for Immigrant Justice," with proceeds going to Ayuda. Featuring some of the funniest comics in the DMV for this important cause, and in a sophisticated environment surrounded entirely by books, this is not a show you want to miss!

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Nameless Screening and reception- Rights4Girls
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Nameless Screening and reception- Rights4Girls

We are delighted to announce that Rights4Girls will be holding an upcoming reception and screening for Nameless, a documentary created by our partners in the DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence that explores the realities of sex trafficking in DC. This 45 min film provides insights from local human rights advocates, including Rights4Girls, Children's Law Center, DC Rape Crisis Center, Courtney's House, Safe Shores, Amara Legal Center, Fair Girls, Men Can Stop Rape and others. 

RSVP here for the screening event.

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Eat, Drink & Be Giving 2019 - DVRP
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Eat, Drink & Be Giving 2019 - DVRP

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and to mark the month DVRP is holding its annual gala: Eat, Drink & Be Giving in support of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. 

The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project has provided free and confidential services to over 1400 survivors of domestic violence in the DMV since 1996. Survivor-led and driven, our organization strives to address, prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault in A/PI communities. Through various forms of support, counseling, and workshops, we empower survivors, regardless of immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity, income level, or language ability, to rebuild their lives after abuse.  

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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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Nameless Screening and reception - Rights4Girls
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Nameless Screening and reception - Rights4Girls

We are delighted to announce that Rights4Girls will be holding an upcoming reception and screening for Nameless, a documentary created by our partners in the DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence that explores the realities of sex trafficking in DC. This 45 min film provides insights from local human rights advocates, including Rights4Girls, Children's Law Center, DC Rape Crisis Center, Courtney's House, Safe Shores, Amara Legal Center, Fair Girls, Men Can Stop Rape and others. 

RSVP here for the screening event.

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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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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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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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Nameless Screening and reception - Rights4Girls
Sep
10
6:00 PM18:00

Nameless Screening and reception - Rights4Girls

  • Busboys and Poets- 450 K Location (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are delighted to announce that Rights4Girls will be holding an upcoming reception and screening for Nameless, a documentary created by our partners in the DC Coalition to End Sexual Violence that explores the realities of sex trafficking in DC. This 45 min film provides insights from local human rights advocates, including Rights4Girls, Children's Law Center, DC Rape Crisis Center, Courtney's House, Safe Shores, Amara Legal Center, Fair Girls, Men Can Stop Rape and others. 

RSVP here.

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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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