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Webinars & Trainings

Ujima Regional Meetings
Original recording date: June – August 2020
Virtual meetings are a community convening to discuss regional needs and complexities, and to offer resources for capacity building while centering culturally specific organizations. We will have in depth dialogue on the intersections of culture, race, class and violence. This convening was intentionally designed to provide space for community organizations to gain knowledge about FVPSA, and opportunities available to culturally specific community programs so they can access their funding and resources.

Housing Webinar Online
Original webinar date: July 12, 2020
The goal of this webinar is to provide culturally specific organizations with a how-to on accessing their local continuums of care and provide an overview of available HUD Resources

To Be or Not To Be a Good Ally – Presented by: The South Carolina Bar
Original recording date: July 2, 2020
Want to take action towards racial justice and not sure where to begin?

Experiences of Black Survivors and Exploring the Intersections of Survival Sex and Sex Trafficking
Original webinar date: Friday, June 12, 2020
This webinar will address how to protect and better serve Black survivors of sex trafficking and other forms of sexual exploitation, with a specific focus on Black Trans women. We will address best practices and community engagement strategies when serving the community; how stigma and bias reinforce community and interpersonal violence; how institutional and/or interpersonal violence shows up in our communities; and the differences as well as intersections of sex work, prostitution, and sex trafficking.

Intersectionality and Working with Survivors of Color from Podcast on Crimes Against Women (Podcast)
Original recording date: June 2020

Unapologetically Black: Understanding and Addressing the Social Construct of Race
Original recording date: June 25, 2020
Understanding and Addressing the Social Construct of Race. In this workshop, you will learn about the construction of the Black race and the intersectionality of race, gender, ethnicity and identity in order to understand the impact of racism systemic and social disparities and disproportionalities experienced by Black women and develop a culturally specific model to providing services for the Black community.

Racism, Domestic Violence & Black Maternal Mortality — What Can Advocates Do?
Original webinar date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Over the past year, there has been increased attention on the poor health outcomes and inequities for Black birthing people. At the same time, many Black birthing people have experienced Domestic violence. But how can domestic violence programs help address this crisis? This webinar will help advocates understand the unique and important roles that doulas and midwives can play in supporting Black pregnant survivors, and how domestic violence programs can partner with them effectively. Policy opportunities to increase access and improve the healthcare response to racism, domestic violence and Black maternal mortality will also be discussed.

The Impact and Treatment of PTSD for Black Women Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence
Original webinar date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019
The trauma experienced by Black women who are survivors of violence is rooted in a complex web of historical, sociological, and genetic factors. These factors continue to be integrated into their lives today as multiple forms of oppression and violence shape how Black women are perceived, positioned, and treated by service organizations, systems, and institutions. There is overwhelming evidence that shows the correlation between compound, chronic stress and trauma in Black women and girls when it is undiagnosed, untreated, and/or unresolved and the negative consequences for the health and wellbeing of survivors. In 2013, the DMS-5 recognized the impact of chronically unsafe and hostile environments on an individual’s mental health. For survivors of intimate partner violence, their homes, jobs, places of worship, and communities can be unsafe. Additionally, survivors may experience ethnic discrimination and racism just by “being,” which creates additional barriers to help-seeking and safe harbor.

INBOUND Bold Talks: Gretta Gardner “Stop Domestic Violence: The Ultimate Sales Pitch”
Original recording date: October 13, 2015
Gretta Gardner is the Family Violence Director for Travis County Justice Planning in Austin, TX and serves as the Chair of the local Family Violence Task Force. Ms. Gardner’s career as a legal advisor on domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking was inspired by work as a prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. She has helped shape guidelines, policies, and procedures that communities can use to end violence against women for almost two decades. One of our BoldTalks speaker series at INBOUND 2015.

Raising Black Boys in America | Gretta Gardner | TEDxUMaryland
Original recording date: March 2, 2015
Gretta Gardner, JD works to prevent violence in the African-American community, women, and children. Her talk reflects on the challenges that exist when raising black boys in today’s culture.

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