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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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Monday, September 24
 

9:00am

Monday Plenary - We Choose Love!
We imagine a world in which love, democracy, and community are nurtured and experienced by all. A world that chooses love – for all of us. Norma will share her strategic thinking about transforming our movement and advocacy work while being deeply rooted in our communities and wisdom.

Speakers
avatar for Nan Stoops

Nan Stoops

Strategic Advisor, WSCADV
avatar for Norma Wong

Norma Wong

Instructor, Institute for Zen Studies
Norma Wong is a Zen teacher and strategy practitioner.In earlier years, Wong served as a Hawai‘i state legislator, on the policy and strategy team for Governor John Waihee with federal  and Native Hawaiian portfolios, and community organizing and policy work in the Native Hawaiian... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 9:00am - 11:15am
Ballroom

11:15am

Group Photo
Monday September 24, 2018 11:15am - 11:30am
Outside

11:30am

Lunch
Monday September 24, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ballroom

1:00pm

Art for Action: Incorporating Creative Expression into Survivor-Centered Advocacy
During a time of austerity and cutbacks, art is viewed more and more as a luxury for the few. But movements for social justice have long known that art and cultural work are necessary to give expression to our struggles, reach a broad base, and build power for change. This workshop will explore how local anti-violence programs can continue to engage art for action with an emphasis on storytelling & tactiles. Get ready to make some art!



Speakers
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Alma Goddard

Mother Nation
Elder Alma Goddard is an active member for over 35 years in the movement to end violence against women.  Her work at the Seattle Indian Health Board has created several collaborations, DV programs on and off-reserve.  Alma’s work with the Women Spirit Coalition in outreach, facilitation... Read More →
avatar for Marcedes Taitt-Lamar

Marcedes Taitt-Lamar

Institute Coordinator, The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
Marci Taitt, MSW, is the Project Coordinator for the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence, a joint project of the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse and the National Coalition of Anti Violence Programs. Marci is primarily responsible for technical... Read More →



Monday September 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
1D

1:00pm

Combating the School to Prison Pipeline
This workshop will focus on discussion of the laws and policies surrounding school discipline, police in schools, and student rights. It will include practical tips for advocates and families of students facing school discipline and juvenile justice involvement, and discussion of efforts to build systemic reform.

Speakers
avatar for Vanessa Hernandez

Vanessa Hernandez

Youth Policy Director, ACLU of Washington
Vanessa Hernandez manages the ACLU of Washington’s legislative and other policy work on education and juvenile justice. She works to replace punitive systems with restorative and positive approaches that keep kids engaged in school and out of the juvenile justice system. Vanessa... Read More →



Monday September 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
1BC

1:00pm

Coping with Trauma is a Necessity...
Survivors find ways to cope with trauma in many ways. Working with survivors who use substances to cope with the trauma is not an easy task, but having the necessary tools will support effective advocacy. Come join in the conversation on how to support survivors to make safer choices when using substances and empower them to better manage their behaviors. Equally as important, helping them recognize how using substances gets in the way of reaching their goals. We will also talk about practical skills around deescalating situations within housing settings or support group



Speakers
avatar for Mary Guiberson

Mary Guiberson

Outreach Case Manager, REACH
In July of 2015 Mary was recruited by Evergreen Treatment Services -REACH Team to train and consult the Health-Care for the Homeless Network, to better serve those struggling with addiction. In December of 2015 she was transferred to Outreach Team as an Outreach Case-Manager.  Prior... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
1F

1:00pm

Enhancing the Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade
Public discussions over the issue of sex trade, sex work, and sex trafficking are often polarized between those who view sexual labor as a form of labor that deserves the same respect and protections that other workers receive, and those who oppose it categorically because it is inseparable from sexual violence and human trafficking. This workshop explores ways in which feminists of different stripes can move beyond the polarizing "prostitution debate" and work toward promoting a truly survivor-centered policies and advocacy for people in the sex trade.

Speakers
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Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade

Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade is a network of individuals and organizations promoting self-determination, safety, well-being, and human rights of sex workers and people engaged in the sex trade through public education, policy advocacy, and other activities... Read More →



Monday September 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
2BC

1:00pm

Getting Savvy: Integrating Tech Safety Planning into your Advocacy
In this session, you will learn how to assess for the presence of Technology-Enabled Coercive Control (TECC). We will look at the forms of abuse that can occur on mobile devices and online, learn how to safety plan around TECC at various service levels such as crisis line, appointment intake, legal advocacy, shelter screening, mobile advocacy, and children's services. We will also discuss preventative tools and resources available.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Dolci

Natalie Dolci

Victim Advocate, Seattle Police Dept
Natalie Dolci, LICSW, is the Victim Advocate with the Victim Support Team at the Seattle Police Department. This innovative program trains civilian volunteers to respond to sensitive domestic violence, sexual assault, and other high-needs crisis calls, in order to provide trauma-informed... Read More →
avatar for Kiana Swearingen

Kiana Swearingen

Training and Communications Specialist, University of Washington
Kiana Swearingen is the Training and Communications Specialist for SafeCampus, the University of Washington’s Violence Prevention and Response program. Kiana’s work focuses on partnering with staff, faculty and students to take action to prevent violence from occurring, while... Read More →



Monday September 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
1E

1:00pm

Intergenerational Organizing to Create Social Change
Wonder what it looks like for young people of color to organize in rural states to end gender violence fueled by multiple systemic oppression? Join us to hear Idaho Coalition staff share how we are creating an inter-generational collaborative to shift social norms in Idaho. Learn the five core elements of youth organizing and how we are centering the lived experiences of historically marginalized youth and communities in our work. Explore our We Choose All of Us campaign rooted in self-reflection, storytelling and art, and community practices of coming together as whole human beings.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Martinez

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 →



Monday September 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Ballroom

1:00pm

Resisting Oppression & Building Skills for Liberation
According to WSCADV’s theory of change, our purpose is for all people to live and love freely without fear. But how do we get there from here??? If you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, enraged, disoriented, guilty, or ill-equipped, you are not alone! In this workshop, we will use Leticia Nieto’s book Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment as a framework for understanding oppression and building skills for liberation. We won’t dismantle systematic oppression in 90 minutes, but we can offer you: a lens to see what’s going on around us more clearly, a better understanding of the impact of our own choices, tools to build our own liberation and solid allyship with each other, encouragement, humor, and a lot of heart.

Speakers
avatar for Jake Fawcett

Jake Fawcett

Fatality Review Program Specialist, WSCADV
avatar for June Loveall

June Loveall

WSCADV
June has been part of the dv movement for nearly 30 years. She started as a volunteer on the crisis line at New Beginnings, where she worked her way up to their Program Manager. She later became a Regional Director at YWCA Seattle-King County and a founding mother of A/PI Chaya. She... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:30pm
1A

2:30pm

Break
Monday September 24, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom

3:00pm

Activism 101
Changing the world takes passion, strategy, and a great understanding of how power – institutional power and people power – works. We’ll get in touch with our inner activist and move towards creative action!

Speakers
avatar for Summer Carrick

Summer Carrick

Crossing Borders & Social Media Coordinator, WSCADV
Summer is an advocate's advocate with a heart for magnifying unheard voices, advocacy in rural agricultural communities, creative marketing, pop culture, counter culture, evolving leadership, and story-telling. She has worked in advocacy and staff development, directed domestic violence... Read More →
avatar for Judy Chen

Judy Chen

Acting Executive Director, WSCADV
Judy is a nonprofit geek and loves supporting great advocacy and management. She was a founding E.D. of a DV/SA community organizing nonprofit serving Asians and Pacific Islanders, and helped start the Nonprofit Assistance Center and other groups.


Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
1BC

3:00pm

Getting Super Savvy: Advanced Solutions for Survivors Experiencing Techology-Enabled Coercive Control (TECC)
Technology can be an important part of a survivor’s safety plan and it can also be a dangerous tool in the hands of an abuser. This module will look at the role of technology in different aspects of survivors’ lives. In this session, we will discuss practical remedies for survivors experiencing TECC while in the relationship, exiting, and beyond. Topics that will be discussed include: electronic communication, social media, use of children’s technology, securing devices, and safe use of technology for dating. We will share additional community and legal resources.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Dolci

Natalie Dolci

Victim Advocate, Seattle Police Dept
Natalie Dolci, LICSW, is the Victim Advocate with the Victim Support Team at the Seattle Police Department. This innovative program trains civilian volunteers to respond to sensitive domestic violence, sexual assault, and other high-needs crisis calls, in order to provide trauma-informed... Read More →
avatar for Kiana Swearingen

Kiana Swearingen

Training and Communications Specialist, University of Washington
Kiana Swearingen is the Training and Communications Specialist for SafeCampus, the University of Washington’s Violence Prevention and Response program. Kiana’s work focuses on partnering with staff, faculty and students to take action to prevent violence from occurring, while... Read More →



Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
1E

3:00pm

Head, Heart, Hands: Resilience through Reproductive Justice
Reproductive Justice (RJ) invites us to not only imagine, but implement liberating advocacy practices. RJ is an approach that brings all people and communities together to create whole and fulfilling lives; free from racism, sexism and violence. Join us for a conversation about how the RJ framework can influence our advocacy practices and resilience in these trying times.

https://wechooseallofus.sched.com/event/FYFO/head-heart-hands-resilience-through-reproductive-justice 

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Harris-Talley

Kirsten Harris-Talley

Founding Board Member, Surge Reproductive Justice
Kirsten Harris-Talley is a community activist, political strategist and community educator. As a founding board member of Surge Reproductive Justice, she knows first-hand the transformation found when we center impacted communities in the leadership and drive of our work. She honed... Read More →



Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Ballroom

3:00pm

Moving from an "Honor System" to a "Culture of Compliance": Implementation and Enforcement of Washington State's Protection Order Related Firearm Laws
ESHB 1840 unanimously passed the Washington State Legislature in 2014. Despite the change in law, many communities continue to struggle to implement and enforce protection order related firearm laws. In this session you will learn about King County's newly created Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit and the work their Coordinator, Advocate, Sergeant and Prosecutors are doing to help promote a culture of compliance and enforce Washington State firearm laws. 

Speakers
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Krystle Curley

Firearms Prosecutor, Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit
Krystle Curley is the Firearms Prosecutor of the newly formed Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit.  Prior to this position, she worked as an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Seattle in the Domestic Violence Unit and a Deputy Prosecutor with Grays Harbor County... Read More →
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Sabath Huttle

Firearms Surrender Coordinator, Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit
Sabath Huttle is a Firearm Surrender Coordinator with the new Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit. Along with her fellow Coordinator, Theresa Phillips, she is forging a new path in the realm of victim advocacy. Combining traditional advocacy work with investigative... Read More →
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Sergeant Dorothy Kim

Seattle Police Department
Sergeant Dorothy Kim has been a Seattle Police Officer for twenty-four years.  She was assigned to patrol for eighteen years which included assignments in the mountain bike squad and community police team.  During that time, she was also an undercover vice decoy, part of arrest... Read More →
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Michelle Larson

Deputy Prosecutor, King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
Michelle Larson is a Deputy Prosecutor with the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  She graduated from Seattle University School of Law in 2009.  After graduation she clerked for two Superior Court Judges in Snohomish County.  As a King County Deputy Prosecutor, Michelle... Read More →
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Sandra Shanahan

Program Manager, Regional Domestic VIolence Firearms Enforcement Unit
Sandra Shanahan is the Program Manager of the newly formed Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit.  Prior to this position she managed the Protection Order Advocacy Program (POAP) in the Domestic Violence Unit of the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office for 15... Read More →
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Lorinda Tsai

Firearms Advocate, Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit
Lorinda Tsai is a Firearms Advocate with the Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit. In this role, she works with petitioners, law enforcement agencies, and other partners to remove guns from respondents who are court ordered to relinquish their firearms.  She has worked... Read More →



Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
2BC

3:00pm

School-based prevention – You can do it!
Join us to hear about how two programs in Washington State have worked within schools to prevent violence, promote healthy relationships, and create change. We’ll share our curriculum and offer opportunities to practice and adapt to your own community. This interactive workshop will give you the tools and skills you need to up your prevention game.

Speakers
avatar for jeanine devinuti

jeanine devinuti

Education and Prevention Manager, YWCA Pierce County


Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
1D

3:00pm

Thiyospaye
To foster and develop and strong sense of community, advocates will participate in creating a Tipi village of their own. The activity will include teachings on how to build community effectively that support family connections for survivors and their support network.

Speakers
avatar for Elder Arlene Red Elk

Elder Arlene Red Elk

Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe
Elder Arlene Red Elk is a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Lead Facilitator and master designer of the Circle of Life workshop series.  Her four decades of experience serving thousands of women is known across Indian Country due to her creative talents to design such... Read More →


Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
1A

3:00pm

Stronger Together: Bringing Mental Health Services to Your DV Program
Exploring strategies to combine domestic violence advocacy with mental health services. A panel with practitioners who have accomplished this goal using a variety of creative methods: 1. Key lessons learned 2. How do mental health therapy services support advocacy and vice versa?

Speakers
avatar for Megan Boyd

Megan Boyd

Youth & Family Advocate, New Beginnings
Currently serving as the Youth and Family Advocate in New Beginnings Community Advocacy Program. Megan works as part of the Children’s Domestic Violence Response Team, a collaboration with mental health professionals that aims to provide survivors and their children with comprehensive... Read More →
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Morgan Breese

Therapist, ADWAS
I work as a therapist at Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS). I collaborate with a team of advocates, child advocates, an on-site advocate, and a property manager to support our Deaf survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. ADWAS' core values involve social justice... Read More →
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Zam Cingh

Domestic Violence Advocate, rewa
Zam Khan CinghI am a Domestic Violence Advocate with the Refugee Women's Alliance and have 5 years of experience serving survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. I am originally from Myanmar and spent some time in Malaysia before arriving in Seattle... Read More →
avatar for Liz Coleclough

Liz Coleclough

Director of Counseling and Project DVORA, Jewish Family Service - Project DVORA
Liz is the Director of 'Project DVORA Domestic Violence Services,' as well as 'Counseling and Addiction Services' at Jewish Family Services (JFS). She has her PhD in Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and MSW from University of Maryland School of Social Work... Read More →
avatar for Theresa Epstein

Theresa Epstein

The Healing Connection
Ms Epstein had been in Independent Practice in Seattle WA since 1994, offering Counseling, Consultation, Education & Supervision.Since 2011 Ms Epstein has been the Behavioral Health Consultant at the Refugee Women's Alliance Domestic Violence program.



Monday September 24, 2018 3:00pm - Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:30pm
1F
 
Tuesday, September 25
 

9:00am

Tuesday Plenary: We Choose Democracy!
Democracy means more than just voting! Choosing democracy means growing opportunities for all of us to speak, be heard, and shape the institutions that influence our lives. Seattle City Councilmember Lorena González will share thoughts on democracy and civic participation drawn from her experience as an civil rights attorney, community advocate, and Seattle’s first Latinx City Councilmember.

Speakers
avatar for Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez

Councilmember Lorena Gonzalez

Councilmember, Seattle City Council
As one of two citywide representatives and the first person of Latino descent elected to serve the Seattle City Council, Councilmember M. Lorena González is a nationally-recognized civil rights leader and community advocate.As a civil rights attorney she represented people who were... Read More →
avatar for Tamaso Johnson

Tamaso Johnson

Public Policy Coordinator, WSCADV
Tamaso Johnson serves as Public Policy Director for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). In this role he leads WSCADV's legislative and policy advocacy efforts to increase safety and autonomy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, promote accountability... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am
Ballroom

10:15am

Break
Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:15am - 10:45am
Ballroom

10:45am

Economic Justice and the State Tax Code
The state budget and tax code affect the lives of Washingtonians in countless ways. This workshop will explore how the decisions policymakers make around revenue and the budget can either promote or obstruct economic justice, and what advocates can do to promote better policies for the well-being of all of us.



Speakers
avatar for Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith

Senior Policy Analyst, Washington State Budget & Policy Center
Kelli Smith is a senior policy analyst at the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, where she focuses on state budget and revenue policy. Prior to joining the Budget & Policy Center, she was a senior policy associate at the Economic Opportunity Institute. Her research focused on... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
2BC

10:45am

Engaging Community to Address Violence (Part 1)
Part 1:

Transformative justice and community accountability are increasingly visible concepts within the anti-violence movement. Drawing from panelists’ personal experience engaging with these processes over time, this session focuses on the tensions, innovations and possibilities of community-based responses to interpersonal and state violence. Learn about the world renowned CARA, their local work and lessons they learned. Engage in conversation and practices connected to local work happening now.

http://www.stopviolenceeveryday.org/


Speakers
avatar for Joanne Alcantara

Joanne Alcantara

Executive Director, API Chaya
Joanne Alcantara is the Executive Director for API Chaya. A Chinese and Filipino immigrant, Joanne was born in the Philippines during Martial Law; her family fled to Seattle to escape violence. She is a Garfield High School and Wesleyan University graduate. After college, Joanne returned... Read More →
avatar for DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson

DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson

Transformative Justice & Prevention Coordinator, Coalition Ending Gender Based Violece
DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson is the Transformative Justice & Prevention Coordinator at the Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence (a coalition serving the DV & SA programs in King county), a new position focused on supporting the Coalition membership around existing and developing work... Read More →
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onion carrillo

Onion M. Carrillo de Norman, MSW started facilitating training's for Communities Against Rape and Abuse in 2002. She was the founder of Ladies First, a Seattle based arts collective focused on using art as a tool for healing and liberation. Onion’s facilitated training's on interpersonal... Read More →
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Martina Kartman

Soros Justice Fellow, Public Defender Association
Martina Kartman is a Soros Justice Fellow at the Public Defender Association where she is part of local efforts to build interventions to harm that move away from criminalization as a frontline approach, and toward responses that uphold the dignity of all people. Martina has dedicated... Read More →
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Theryn Kigvamasudvashti

Instructor, An Essential Bridge
Theryn Kigvamasudvashti, M.A., began her formal work in the anti-violence movement 20 years ago when she moved to Seattle from Colorado Springs. As a member of the African American Taskforce Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (1998-2009) she met with a coalition of leaders... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
1D

10:45am

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Domestic Violence Intervention Treatment
Washington has all-new standards for Domestic Violence Intervention Treatment. Get up to speed on what has changed and why it matters. Have you ever wondered: How is treatment ‘done?’ What goes on in that room? What is ‘accountability’ and how does someone show it? Why do the monthly reports to court say so little? Can I trust the changes I am seeing? Bring your questions & get the answers from the source.



Speakers
avatar for Amie Roberts

Amie Roberts

Domestic Violence Perpetrator Treatment Program Manager, DSHS
Amie Roberts is originally from the Los Angeles area. She attended college and lived and worked in Utah for almost 20 years before moving to Washington State in 2011. Amie started her career working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. She has had many jobs in the... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
1E

10:45am

Healthy Relationships: How We Relate To Our Self and Communities
How do we choose all of us? How do we relate to self, and how do we build self to relate to community. Participants will be paired to discuss how we connect with our cultures and how we relate culture to work.

Speakers
avatar for Elder Ramona Ahto

Elder Ramona Ahto

Yakama Nation
Elder Ramona Ahto’s thirty-seven years of work in the addictions field with 35 years in recovery, a strong cultural background and exemplary facilitation skills are an asset to Mother Nation.  She is treasured and highly respected in the Native AA Community and Native American... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
1A

10:45am

Prevention is for Everyone! Best Practices in Engaging Youth of All Genders
Engaging men and boys” is an important strategy in our prevention work, and many resources are directed at these efforts. But what about the girls, women and non-binary folks? Their voices should be at the forefront as social change leaders. In this workshop, we will explore how to engage all genders in your prevention efforts, and how to avoid the traditional “prevention” messages that can be problematic. Participants will learn about prevention education and community engagement efforts in local high schools that include both gender-specific and all-gender settings as case examples.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFcfHBH7Mf8&t=11s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRbIRuClyhM&t=69s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gy7iornq1c

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Milliman

Rebecca Milliman

Harborview Center For Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress



Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
1F

10:45am

Pulling Rabbits Out of Hats! - Strategies for Supervisors
We Are Pulling Rabbits Out of Hats! We received overwhelming feedback from last year’s workshop that you wanted more time to address specific questions around supervision, conflict and shelter management. This is the session for you! Bring your burning questions and biggest challenges. Get ready to have some fun and help the Rabbit trouble shoot what’s on your mind.



Speakers
avatar for Deadria Boyland

Deadria Boyland

Director of Advocacy & Membership Support, WSCADV
Deadria Boyland is the Director of Advocacy and Membership Support at WSCADV. She leads WSCADV leadership and management and shelter support programming. She has 2 decades of experience as a children's advocate, women's advocate, shelter advocate, shelter manager, Community Advocacy... Read More →
avatar for June Loveall

June Loveall

WSCADV
June has been part of the dv movement for nearly 30 years. She started as a volunteer on the crisis line at New Beginnings, where she worked her way up to their Program Manager. She later became a Regional Director at YWCA Seattle-King County and a founding mother of A/PI Chaya. She... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
1BC

10:45am

Take a Breath
This workshop will reveal the purpose, principles and practice of breathing as essential to the changes we seek.  We will, quite literally, breathe.

Speakers
avatar for Nan Stoops

Nan Stoops

Strategic Advisor, WSCADV
avatar for Norma Wong

Norma Wong

Instructor, Institute for Zen Studies
Norma Wong is a Zen teacher and strategy practitioner.In earlier years, Wong served as a Hawai‘i state legislator, on the policy and strategy team for Governor John Waihee with federal  and Native Hawaiian portfolios, and community organizing and policy work in the Native Hawaiian... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Ballroom

12:30pm

Lunch & Annual Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Judy Chen

Judy Chen

Acting Executive Director, WSCADV
Judy is a nonprofit geek and loves supporting great advocacy and management. She was a founding E.D. of a DV/SA community organizing nonprofit serving Asians and Pacific Islanders, and helped start the Nonprofit Assistance Center and other groups.


Tuesday September 25, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

A Life to Remember
We are all sacred. Finding our way back to community. This is an intergenerational interactive workshop in which participants will be guided through a process of active listening, information and personal sharing, and community and self-discovery.

Speakers
AG

Alma Goddard

Mother Nation
Elder Alma Goddard is an active member for over 35 years in the movement to end violence against women.  Her work at the Seattle Indian Health Board has created several collaborations, DV programs on and off-reserve.  Alma’s work with the Women Spirit Coalition in outreach, facilitation... Read More →
avatar for Norine Hill

Norine Hill

Chief Executive Officer/Founder, Mother Nation
Norine Hill, Founder of Mother Nation created the vision to support the success of Native Sisters by way of cultural prayers and Sisterhood during times of crisis.  The vision created a Sisterhood of Native women with Haudenosaunee (People of the Longhouse) teachings of Respect... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1A

2:00pm

Advanced Safety Planning with Immigrant Survivors (Part 1)
Immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault often face increased risks to their safety due not only to their abusers, but also due to life-generated and system-generated risks. The impacts of these life and system generated risks have been highlighted recently following changes in federal agency practices and policies. In this environment, it is important for advocates to understand how recent policy changes impact how advocates can work with immigrant survivors to address the current reality. These workshops will offer opportunities for advocates increase their knowledge about opportunities for individual, organizational, and systems advocacy to support immigrant survivors.

Part 1:  I will cover identifying ways to increase safety for immigrant survivors by understanding specific immigration policy protections available for victims and assisting survivors with individual safety planning



Speakers
avatar for grace huang

grace huang

Policy Director, Asian Pacific Institute of Gender-Based Violence
Grace Huang, J.D., is the Policy Director at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence human trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander and immigrant communities... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
2BC

2:00pm

Ask An Expert: Child Support and Survivors
Get your child support questions answered! We'll have experts from the Division of Child Support on hand to help you better navigate the child support system with survivors.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Koptur

Nancy Koptur

Legislative & Rules Coordinator, DSHS Division of Child Support
avatar for Ilene Stohl

Ilene Stohl

Prevention, Teen Dating Violence Program Coordinator, WSCADV



Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1BC

2:00pm

Employment Protections for Survivors
This session will cover survivors' legal rights in the workplace. It will include information about a new law passed by the Washington Legislature in 2018 that explicitly prohibits employment discrimination against survivors and requires employers to grant reasonable safety accommodations requested by survivors. The session will also review other employment laws that provide protections for survivors.



Speakers
avatar for David Ward

David Ward

Senior Staff Attorney, Legal Voice
David Ward is a Senior Staff Attorney at Legal Voice, where his responsibilities include gender-based violence, family law, and LGBTQ issues. Legal Voice is a nonprofit public interest organization that works to advance the legal rights of women and LGBTQ people in the Northwest through... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1E

2:00pm

Engaging Community to Address Violence (Part 2)
Part 2:

Transformative justice and community accountability are increasingly visible concepts within the anti-violence movement. Drawing from panelists’ personal experience engaging with these processes over time, this session focuses on the tensions, innovations and possibilities of community-based responses to interpersonal and state violence. Learn about the world renowned CARA, their local work and lessons they learned. Engage in conversation and practices connected to local work happening now.



Speakers
avatar for Joanne Alcantara

Joanne Alcantara

Executive Director, API Chaya
Joanne Alcantara is the Executive Director for API Chaya. A Chinese and Filipino immigrant, Joanne was born in the Philippines during Martial Law; her family fled to Seattle to escape violence. She is a Garfield High School and Wesleyan University graduate. After college, Joanne returned... Read More →
avatar for DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson

DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson

Transformative Justice & Prevention Coordinator, Coalition Ending Gender Based Violece
DeAnn Alcantara-Thompson is the Transformative Justice & Prevention Coordinator at the Coalition Ending Gender Based Violence (a coalition serving the DV & SA programs in King county), a new position focused on supporting the Coalition membership around existing and developing work... Read More →
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onion carrillo

Onion M. Carrillo de Norman, MSW started facilitating training's for Communities Against Rape and Abuse in 2002. She was the founder of Ladies First, a Seattle based arts collective focused on using art as a tool for healing and liberation. Onion’s facilitated training's on interpersonal... Read More →
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Martina Kartman

Soros Justice Fellow, Public Defender Association
Martina Kartman is a Soros Justice Fellow at the Public Defender Association where she is part of local efforts to build interventions to harm that move away from criminalization as a frontline approach, and toward responses that uphold the dignity of all people. Martina has dedicated... Read More →
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Theryn Kigvamasudvashti

Instructor, An Essential Bridge
Theryn Kigvamasudvashti, M.A., began her formal work in the anti-violence movement 20 years ago when she moved to Seattle from Colorado Springs. As a member of the African American Taskforce Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (1998-2009) she met with a coalition of leaders... Read More →


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Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1D

2:00pm

Head, Heart, Hands: Resilience through Reproductive Justice (Repeat)
Reproductive Justice (RJ) invites us to not only imagine, but implement liberating advocacy practices. RJ is an approach that brings all people and communities together to create whole and fulfilling lives; free from racism, sexism and violence. Join us for a conversation about how the RJ framework can influence our advocacy practices and resilience in these trying times.

https://wechooseallofus.sched.com/event/FYFO/head-heart-hands-resilience-through-reproductive-justice 

Speakers
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Kirsten Harris-Talley

Founding Board Member, Surge Reproductive Justice
Kirsten Harris-Talley is a community activist, political strategist and community educator. As a founding board member of Surge Reproductive Justice, she knows first-hand the transformation found when we center impacted communities in the leadership and drive of our work. She honed... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Ballroom

2:00pm

Unpacking Binary Systems of Sex & Gender
Have you been feeling erased by recent conversations about gender? Have you wondered if you missed the meeting where we decided that sexism and transphobia were somehow two separate deals? Are you longing for a framework that links struggles for sexuality, gender and reproductive liberation for all people? Drawing on their nearly 25 years together in the Trans Liberation and anti-violence movements, Jake and Connie will unpack the dominant culture Binary System of Sex and Gender. We’ll take a critical (and sometimes hilarious!) look at rigid gender expectations, and how they relate to the systems of oppression that divide us. We will explore how our experiences relate, and how people of all genders can build solidarity to work for freedom.



Speakers
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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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Jake Fawcett

Fatality Review Program Specialist, WSCADV


Tuesday September 25, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
1F

3:30pm

Break
Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom

4:00pm

Advanced Safety Planning with Immigrant Survivors (Part 2)
Immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault often face increased risks to their safety due not only to their abusers, but also due to life-generated and system-generated risks. The impacts of these life and system generated risks have been highlighted recently following changes in federal agency practices and policies. In this environment, it is important for advocates to understand how recent policy changes impact how advocates can work with immigrant survivors to address the current reality. These workshops will offer opportunities for advocates increase their knowledge about opportunities for individual, organizational, and systems advocacy to support immigrant survivors.

Part 2: I will cover understanding how recent federal immigration policy changes impact life-generated risks for immigrant survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, and supporting victim advocacy programs in strengthening their organizational practices related to immigration enforcement.

Speakers
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grace huang

Policy Director, Asian Pacific Institute of Gender-Based Violence
Grace Huang, J.D., is the Policy Director at the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, a national resource center on domestic violence, sexual violence human trafficking, and other forms of gender-based violence in Asian and Pacific Islander and immigrant communities... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
2BC

4:00pm

Are You A Warrior?
“We Choose All of Us” calls us to bold action.  Sometimes resistance, sometimes reflection, sometimes leaping above and beyond.  Explore and practice your warrior-self and where it might take you each day and over the long haul.  Will include some physical experiential work; no experience required.

Speakers
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Nan Stoops

Strategic Advisor, WSCADV
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Norma Wong

Instructor, Institute for Zen Studies
Norma Wong is a Zen teacher and strategy practitioner.In earlier years, Wong served as a Hawai‘i state legislator, on the policy and strategy team for Governor John Waihee with federal  and Native Hawaiian portfolios, and community organizing and policy work in the Native Hawaiian... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Ballroom

4:00pm

Community Based Prevention - You Can Do It!
Join us to hear about how two programs in Washington state have worked with their specific communities to prevent violence, promote healthy relationships, and create change. We’ll cover our curriculum and guiding principles and offer opportunities to practice and adapt to your own community. This interactive workshop will give you the tools and skills you need to up your prevention game.

Speakers
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Edric Figueroa

Community Engagement Manager, NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse
Edric Figueroa is the Community Engagement Manger at the Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse. His role at the NW Network includes overseeing the prevention programs for adults and youth, one-on-one advocacy based counselling with LGBTQ survivors... Read More →
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Neelam Khaki

Peaceful Families Taskforce Coordinator, API Chaya
Neelam Khaki is the Peaceful Families Taskforce Coordinator at API Chaya, an organization serving South Asian, Middle Eastern, and API survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Her work within the PFT involves working with local Muslim communities to create... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
1D

4:00pm

Coping with Trauma is a Necessity... (repeat)
Survivors find ways to cope with trauma in many ways. Working with survivors who use substances to cope with the trauma is not an easy task, but having the necessary tools will support effective advocacy. Come join in the conversation on how to support survivors to make safer choices when using substances and empower them to better manage their behaviors. Equally as important, helping them recognize how using substances gets in the way of reaching their goals. We will also talk about practical skills around deescalating situations within housing settings or support group



Speakers
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Mary Guiberson

Outreach Case Manager, REACH
In July of 2015 Mary was recruited by Evergreen Treatment Services -REACH Team to train and consult the Health-Care for the Homeless Network, to better serve those struggling with addiction. In December of 2015 she was transferred to Outreach Team as an Outreach Case-Manager.  Prior... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
1E

4:00pm

Home is Where the Heart (and Advocacy) is! An Innovative Partnership With Home Visitors & DV Advocates
The home visiting approach coupled with domestic and sexual abuse advocacy services holds great promise for prevention of further abuse, healing from the wounds of trauma and supporting parent autonomy and safer planning for families. Come learn about a partnership between home visitors and advocates who figured out how to safely make a connection among the home visitor, the survivor/parent and advocate in their home or out in the community – and incorporated the promising practice of Domestic Violence Housing First flexible financial assistance for survivors.



Speakers
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Dannie Aguilar

Community Outreach, YWCA Yakima
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Daisy Gutierrez-Martinez

Advocate, YWCA Yakima
I am currently working as a bilingual housing advocate. I have had several positions while working at YWCA Yakima. I have worked as a legal advocate, crisis advocate, and a crisis and family advocate, helping with prevention and outreach. Our goal is to help all woman who have been... Read More →
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Leigh Hofheimer

Reproductive Justice Program Coordinator, WSCADV
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Anjelica Reyna

Home Visitor, PAT
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Rubi Smith

Home Visitor, PAT



Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
1F

4:00pm

Language Access is A Human Right: The Shift and Support We Need Within Government, Non-Profit, and Community
Our workshop will discuss the need for more robust language access, how it ties in with disability justice, work we have done with our own organization and big picture shifts we want to see to truly serve ALL survivors, not just survivors who speak and understand English, and who are sighted and hearing.  This workshop will serve as both a language access situationer and a visioning session to help inform what a campaign that advocates for language access as a human right could look like.  

Speakers
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Laurie Rocello Torres

Language Access Organizer, API Chaya
Laurie Rocello Torres is the Language Access Organizer for API Chaya. They have been involved in work at the intersection of gender, economic, environmental and racial justice since 2013. Communication and language access is important to them because they recognize how imperative... Read More →
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Yukie

Advocate & Organizer, API Chaya
Yukie is a senior survivor advocate and community organizer for API Chaya, formerly API Women and Family Safety Center, where she compassionately advocates for more inclusive and humane services. She is a member of Washington State Coalition For Language Access and is also serving... Read More →



Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
1BC

4:00pm

Legislative Wrap Up & Look Forward!
Join us for a wrap up summary of bills impacting survivors during the 2018 Washington State legislative session. We will also provide updates on the implementation of 2018 legislation as well as a preview of what to expect during the 2019 session.  Please note, much of the content of this presentation is a repeat of information presented during the Legislative Wrap Up Webinar in April, 2018. 

Speakers
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Tamaso Johnson

Public Policy Coordinator, WSCADV
Tamaso Johnson serves as Public Policy Director for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV). In this role he leads WSCADV's legislative and policy advocacy efforts to increase safety and autonomy for survivors of domestic and sexual violence, promote accountability... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
1A

7:30pm

A Night of Comedy with Val Nigro

Tuesday September 25, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm
1D
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

9:00am

Wednesday Plenary - We Choose Community!
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."


Speakers
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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, Teen Dating Violence Program Coordinator, WSCADV


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