This is a 180-minute session, split into two parts.
We know that liberation work is prevention work. But what is liberation work? And what are tangible ways for us to participate in and contribute to our collective liberation?
Liberation Through Organization invites you to help us collectively identify the deepest roots of sexual violence and the obstacles we must topple to create tangible change in our communities. Our work cannot progress without it being embraced by the communities we serve, and thus there will be a focus on identifying ways to build momentum and capacity for community-led liberation work. We will explore the many ways in which prevention and liberation work can be supported regardless of our roles within our organizations, and we will both identify strategies and create plans for making our work and organizations community-driven and anti-oppressive.
Attendees of Liberation Through Organization will learn how to incorporate principles and practices that center the experience, needs, and voices of the communities they serve. They will have the opportunity to practice community organizing skills used to empower community members in their primary prevention work to be agents of social change. The larger vision for implementing these skills and practices is to create sexual assault prevention work that is more accountable and culturally responsive to the communities being served, while also shifting leadership to the communities that are directly affected by violence.