We Choose Love! We Choose Democracy! We Choose Community!

We are working to create a world where everyone can live and love freely without fear. Inspired by the We Choose All of Us campaign by the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence, this year’s conference will explore what it means to choose love, choose democracy, and to choose community. Join us to get inspired and learn how to put these big concepts into action in your daily life and work.

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Wednesday, September 26 • 9:00am - 11:30am
Wednesday Plenary - We Choose Community!

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We choose community means we choose every single person who exists in our community.
In our closing plenary, Jennifer Martinez will share how she’s worked with communities in Idaho to increase services for young people from historically marginalized communities and to build relationships and
leverage power to create change. We’ll move, tell stories, and make deep connections. Connie Burk will remind us—even when our tactics and strategies differ—we can work together to build community power, and encouraging us to use that power to choose all of us. Deborah Parker will close the conference with her blessing and a call to action as "We Choose All of Us."

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Connie Burk

Director of Policy, Research, Training & T.A., NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse
Connie Burk co-founded the first regional LGBT survivor services in Kansas over 20 years ago.  Since 1997, she has directed The Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse in Seattle, WA.  There she established the National LGBT Training & Technical... Read More →
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Jennifer Martinez

Social Change Organizer, ID Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence
Jennifer Martinez began working for the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence in November 2016. Jennifer oversees an initiative to increase services for adolescents from historically marginalized communities in rural communities who are abused or sexually assaulted... Read More →
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Deborah Parker

Tulalip Tribes
Deborah Parker is a member of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington and is of Tulalip, Lummi, Yaqui, and Apache descent; her native name, Tsi-Cy-Altsa, extends back multiple generations on her mother's side. Her grandfather, who was of Lummi heritage, was from Cowichan Bay; her grandmother... Read More →
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Ilene Stohl

Prevention, WSCADV

Wednesday September 26, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am PDT