This will be a time for People of Color working for Oregon's domestic and sexual violence advocacy programs to gather in community, network, and connect with other People of Color leaders in the local nonprofit social services sector. We hope to provide a place to hear stories of resilience, find support, and learn practical leadership skills that you can use in your daily life. There will be plenty of breaks and spaciousness to grow your spirit and soul. Please respect this event as an Indigenous and People of Color-only space (people who are targeted by systemic racism).
THIS EVENT WILL BE VIRTUALLY HELD ON ZOOM.
If you have any questions about the People of Color Leadership Gathering, please contact Renee Kim, OCADSV Equity and Access Coordinator, at (503) 230-1951 ext. 311 or email [email protected]
Speakers for POC Leadership Summit
Alisha Ram is an intern with OCADSV. She graduated in June of 2019 from Portland State University with her Bachelor’s in Social Work. During her undergraduate time she interned with the Women’s Resource Center in their Sexual and Relationship Violence Response program. Throughout her educational journey, Alisha developed her passion for sexual violence prevention work through various classes, working with Illuminate at PSU, and the McNair program where her research project focused on hegemonic masculinity within fraternity settings and how that impacts campus sexual violence. She is excited to continue learning as an intern for this organization. In her free time, Alisha loves to dance and learn new styles. She’s danced hip hop and bachata mostly and is hoping to continue building her skills with many other styles!
Trisha Elizarde-Miller is a staff member with the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. She is also a yoga and movement instructor, specializing in supporting womxn of color to heal through trauma. She is a proud [email protected] American, passionate about learning, teaching, and unveiling creative expression. She was born in the Philippines and raised in Alaska. Growing up in the U.S. robbed her ability to learn her mother tongue contributing to a fear of expressing who she was growing up. This has led her on a journey of finding her truth and voice in the world - committing to living a life with no regrets and helping others to do the same.
Learn more about her work here: https://heytrishafey.com/
Diana Camarillo has been in the movement 17 years. Diana is currently on the board of Arte Sana (Art Heals) as Board President. Has been participating as a member of (ALAS) The Latino Alliance Against Sexual Violence a national work group. Diana created trainings on Ethical Communication, Latina Leadership and support group facilitation. She is also a Promotora trainer. An avid supporter of advancement opportunities for women of color. She lives in Vancouver WA with her family
Alexxis Robinson-Woods Pronouns: she/her/hers/they/them/theirs Programs and Services Director Bradley Angle
Alexxis is the Programs and Services Director at Bradley Angle, where they oversee all programs and business operations, including services at shelter, Healing Roots, the LGBTQ+ Program, the Economic Empowerment Program, and Housing Services. Alexxis works with agencies to align services to better meet the needs of people of color, especially transgender and gender diverse survivors and LGBTQ+ communities of color.
Alexxis uses her knowledge as a former police and court officer for 20 years to advocate for survivors within our legal systems, and to address the impact of systemic trauma and power and control on survivors of violence. Combined with their experience as a transgender, black woman, Alexxis is a leading advocate in a career dedicated to social justice for marginalized individuals, specializing within the intersections of LGBTQ communities of color, intimate partner violence, and those living with HIV/AIDs. They are excited to join executive leadership and continue making an impact on the lives of survivors of IPV in coordination with the team of advocates, staff, and board at Bradley Angle.
Julia Yoshimoto was born and raised in Hawai‘i. She spent time studying and working abroad before returning to Hawai‘i and working in social services. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa and worked primarily with low-income women in the areas of behavioral health and drug addiction. Through this work, she became acutely aware of the need for accessible, quality, and compassionate legal services for marginalized individuals.
Julia moved to Oregon to attend law school. She has met talented and compassionate women who have been instrumental in helping her in her legal career, to work through challenges of being a woman of color in Oregon, and to realize her vision of increasing access to legal services and raising public awareness around issues impacting women.