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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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 violence and support groups for survivors of sexual abuse. She has also provided clinical training's on Perinatal Mood Anxiety Disorders, Child Protective Services, Adverse Childhood Experiences and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Onion was also published as a co-author in The Color of Violence INCITE anthology for a piece called Taking Risks: Implementing Grassroots Community Accountability Strategies. She formerly served the Board of Directors for Open Arms Prenatal Services. She has practiced as a doula. Onion received her MSW from the University of Washington. She was formerly the Maternity Support Services Program Manager for Sea Mar where she fostered interdisciplinary practices by managing teams of Social Workers, Registered Nurses, Community Health Workers and Infant Case Managers in each of her six clinics. She also had oversight for the Childbirth Education classes in Spanish and the doula program. Onion is currently on the Board of Preventionand Treatment of Traumatic Childbirth (P.A.T.T.Ch.) and the Board of Directors for Homeschool Support Association (H.S.A.)