NOTE: CHANGE OF VENUE FOR WORKSHOPS
The First Unitarian Church located at 1211 SW Main st.
Thursday, February 14
4:-4:30 Introduction. Networking. Food!
4:30-5:00 Workshop from the Sexual Assault Resource Center
Sexual Assault Resource Center: Come to this workshop to learn about the only stand-alone Sexual Assault agency in the Portland Metro-Area. In this workshop, you will learn about (1) the free and confidential services SARC provides, (2) how you or your loved ones could access SARC services, and (3) ways to support survivors. We know that sexual assault and commercial sexual exploitation are issues that deeply affect us and our community and we will talk about ways you can help. It takes a community to support a survivor. We all can make a profound difference in a survivor’s healing by providing that support connecting them with resources.
24-hour Confidential Support Line: 1-888-640-5311
5:00-5:15 Transition. Networking.
5:15-5:45 WomenStrength Workshop
This workshop will introduce participants to the WomenStrength program. You will see a demonstration of skill in action and learn some verbal assertiveness skills. WomenStrength celebrates 34 years of success in teaching self-defense options.
5:15-5:45 And It Was Wrong
Hosted by Rachel Goodman-Williams
This workshop will explore and explode the confines of what society validates as “legitimate” sexual assault. We will re-draw the bounds of what is and isn’t considered to be a “big deal,” reading stories submitted to And It Was Wrong and talking about what our movement would look like with the entire spectrum of self-defined sexual assault included. *(Trigger warning: We will be reading stories that women have submitted all along the spectrum of sexual assault, so please take care in deciding whether this is the right workshop for you.)
5:45-6:00 Transition. Networking.
6:00-7:00 A Workshop about Teen Dating Violence and House Bill 4077 With State Senator Laurie Monnes-Anderson, a sponsor of the new Teen Dating Violence law; Megan Kovacs, Raphael House; Carolyne Haycraft, GirlStrength Director.
The goal of this workshop is to focus on the issue of teen dating violence: what does it “look like”; what situations can lead up to it; how can it be avoided; a review and discussion of the new “teen dating violence” law which instructs schools to include policies, procedures and curricula concerning teen dating violence. The workshop will include comments by the guests, role-playing/scenarios concerning teen dating violence, and group discussion
6:00-7:00 The root of women’s oppression and how to end it!
Radical Women Discussion hosted by Emma Allen.
We’re fighting for control over our bodies and how we lead our lives. Sexual violence exists as a form of control over women. Why does sexism still thrive in this century? Have men, the church and the State always dominated? How will the exploitation and oppression of women finally come to an end? Join a roundtable conversation that explores these questions by exploring the evolution of patriarchy and private property.
The workshops schedule will be continuously updated. Please email the OBR group if you want something added at email@example.com
- Dating Violence Common Among Teens (education.com)
- Teen dating violence affects well-being in adulthood (usatoday.com)
- Why Teen Victims of Dating Violence Can’t Break the Cycle (healthland.time.com)
- Teen Dating Violence Linked To Substance Abuse, Depression (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- STUDY: Teen Dating Violence Leaves A Lasting Impact On Adult Well-Being (thinkprogress.org)
- Teen Dating Violence Affects Adult Health (medicalnewstoday.com)
- The Cycle of Teen Dating Violence (healthland.time.com)
- Women’s Groups Condemn Sexual Violence by Govt Army (irrawaddy.org)
- Teen Photo Workshops @ FA & TW (hcplteenscene.org)
- Women’s Self Defense Non-Profit Organization Founded to End Rape Culture (prweb.com)