Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Safe Space Policies: Dialogue and Exploration

Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Safe Space Policies: Dialogue and Exploration

Thursday, January 8th

6pm at In Other Words Women’s Books & Resources

8 NE Killingsworth

http://www.inotherwords.org

Join the Dicentra Collective for a discussion and presentation on the impact of sexual assault, domestic violence and safe space policies  on our lives and our communities.

The event will begin with a facilitated conversation to explore the strengths and challenges of the response to sexual assault, domestic violence and safe space policies in our communities. Next a presenter from a to-be-announced radical initiative will join us to share their experiences and knowledge on organizing and responding to these issues. Finally, we will use the information gathered from the event to explore “what’s next” for our communities.

Our Intentions:
As a collective, we recognize the importance of ongoing dialogue about these difficult issues in order to ensure that our collective energy moves towards deeper understanding and healing rather than disconnection and alienation. We recognize that these discussions can be both triggering and challenging. A team will be available to provide additional support to you at the event.

Questions To Think About Prior To The Event:
– In your experience of sexual assault, domestic violence and/or safe space policies, what worked well or made you feel supported?
– What would you have liked to happen differently?

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Dicentra is a Portland, OR area collective actively engaged in creating radical communities of care, networks of support, and movements based on relationship building.

Dicentra Collective intends to create safe, learning space at our events. We ask that participants consider how their language and behavior impacts others in attendance. We are striving for a community that is supportive and inclusive. One where we are able to communicate and work to effectively resolve challenging situations.  It will take the collective accountability and awareness of each of us to create this kind of environment. A support team will be available to address any issues that may arise during our events; if you find yourself in need of support please seek out members of our team who will be identified at the start of each event.  Please visit www.dicentracollective.org for more information on our policies, procedures and support team.

If you need any accommodation for a special needs please contact us at info@dicentracollective.com

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One response to “Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Safe Space Policies: Dialogue and Exploration

  1. Thanks again for the great event. It was so exciting to begin having these conversations in a proactive way in our communities. Far too often we end up only talking about sexual violence and abuse in response to an immediate crisis. Events like this one can serve as a catalyst for understanding that while we do need to do that responsive work, without liberation movement and strategy we will not get to the just and sexy world that we want.

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