Queer Parent Networking Dinner
May
10
to Aug 9

Queer Parent Networking Dinner

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The NW Network’s, Queer Parent Networking dinners take place every second Thursdays of the month from 6-8pm @ the NW Network's Community Engagement Space!

Our Queer Parent Network Dinners (QPND) offer time to meet other LGBTQ families and parents, share a meal together, and talk about parenting issues that are affecting your lives. QPND is open to all bi, trans, lesbian, gay, two-spirited, queer, and questioning families...including parents, co-parents, & other people who have a significant role in the life of a child. Dinner and childcare are provided! 

If you'd like to join us, please RSVP by sending an email to James at james@nwnetwork.org or calling the office at 206-568-7777

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3: Practice and Program Implementation
May
22
12:00 PM12:00

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 3: Practice and Program Implementation

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/assess-may-18/event/registration.html

Part 3 in a 3 part series on “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships”, this session continues to offer opportunities to engage in skill building and practice with the Northwest Network’s assessment tool.  Using real-life examples, role-play, observation and hands-on exercises, participants will deepen their understanding and build capacity to conduct assessments. This session will also address the myriad considerations for implementation, including documentation, intake policy best practices and organizational considerations relevant for programs who are interested in increasing their competency in serving LGBTQ survivors and integrating a broader practice of assessment into their service delivery.

Presenters: Amarinthia Torres & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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R$C: Money and Relationships
May
24
to May 31
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R$C: Money and Relationships

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  • Google Calendar ICS
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Join us for another R$C: Money & Relationships booster course. The goal of this class is to provide some tools and skills for building the types of relationships that we want. The facilitator’s role will be to share some thinking and ideas, and make a space for learning and practicing new skills. However, we will not be processing or troubleshooting specific experiences or stories. If you share a detailed story, the facilitators may ask you if you’d like to talk about it more outside of class.

This two-part series will give participants an opportunity to explore their own values and expectations regarding money, how to make decisions and negotiate about money in relationships, and the ways that capitalism and class shape our understanding of money and affect our relationships. This will be an online course through our webinar system, and it will take place on Thursdays May 24th and May 31st from 11am to 1pm.

We recognize that folks attending the classes are single, partnered or in a variety of relationship structures. We ask that regardless of your relationship status, you participate in the class as an individual. We expect that focusing intensely on relationships might raise questions or concerns with some of you when examining current or former relationships. If this is the case, please know that there will be NW Network advocates available during class as well as outside of class to help you sort through what might be coming up for you. The number for the NW Network is (206) 568-7777, and we are generally available M-F 9 am to 5 pm.

 

Registration Links: 

Week 1: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/rsc-moneypt1-18/event/registration.html

Week 2: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/rsc-moneypt2-18/event/registration.html

 

Cost: There is a suggested donation of $45, although nobody will be turned away for lack of funds.

For questions about this and other Relationship Skills Classes, contact: Aimee-josiane@nwnetwork.org

If you have registration related issues, contact: Marci@nwnetwork.org

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Shelter(ing)
May
1
12:00 PM12:00

Shelter(ing)

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/sheltering-may-18/event/registration.html

The built environment of communal living DV shelter facilities and the ramifications that come from accommodating those physical structures (screening, sex-segregation, staffing demands, policing of resident behaviors in communal living etc) create profound barriers to LGBTQ access to services. This webinar will push programs to re-think traditional approaches to communal emergency shelter and offer new concepts for the physical shelter environment as well as emerging best practices for “sheltering’.

Presenter: Margaret Hobart, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence

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CrazySexyQueer
Apr
25
4:00 PM16:00

CrazySexyQueer

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Join us this Sexual Assault Awareness Month for an exciting and fun open house to celebrate LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence in their resilience and empowered sexuality. Meet advocates, ask questions, connect with community and support. Learn about and combat stigma, myths, & pathologies that can harm our communities. Reclaim stories of survival in all their nuance and truth. There will be music, snacks, art, and other activities! We can’t wait to share this space with you.

This event is open to LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence, their networks, service providers, and supportive community members who want to learn more about LGBTQ experiences with sexual violence and the NW Network's supports.

Crazy is a word that many survivors of sexual violence have had mapped onto them against their will. It is a charged word, often a racialized and gendered way to dismiss our realities and experiences. Like the word queer, for many people, reclamation is a tool to take ownership, control, and power in language that has been used to ostracize, isolate, and shame us. 

We invite you to come out and join us to dialogue about this: How has the label crazy impacted you and survivors in your life? What language gives you power in your story?

Please RSVP on Eventbrite so we can plan accordingly.

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**ACCESSIBILITY INFO**

This open house will be held in the NW Network Community Engagement Center, located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope: 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118. The space has a wheelchair accessible side entrance located on the left-hand side of the building.

There is a free parking lot across from the building and also street parking all around the building.

Light snacks and refreshments provided.

Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please let us know ASAP if you need an interpreter. While we cannot guarantee that our space will be scent-free, we ask that folks come to the series with low-to-no scents to keep everyone welcome and present during the series.

For more information on being scent free we urge you to check out:

If you have questions or concerns related to accessing our space, please feel free to reach out to us at 206.568.7777. We would be happy to speak with you.

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Thriving While Healing: Skills-based Support for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence
Apr
24
12:00 PM12:00

Thriving While Healing: Skills-based Support for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Violence

To register: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/thriving-feb-18/event/registration.html

This webinar will discuss highlights and lessons learned from the NW Network's unique, strengths-based sexual assault support group, Thriving While Healing: Finding Joy, Resilience and Support in the Aftermath of Sexual Assault. This all-gender support group, specifically oriented to LGBTQ survivors offers skills, education, and tools to name and confront the silence, isolation, and shame which so many survivors experience, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Themes and interactive activities from the group such as cultivating resilience, normalizing the process of healing, trigger planning, positive sexuality, and self-trust will be discussed during this webinar.

Presenters: sydney pk, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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RESCHEDULED MAY 2018: Writing Revenge: a revenge fantasy writing workshop and support space for LGBTQ survivors of rape, sexual assault and abuse
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

RESCHEDULED MAY 2018: Writing Revenge: a revenge fantasy writing workshop and support space for LGBTQ survivors of rape, sexual assault and abuse

We see every day the limitations of our criminal legal systems to uphold a semblance of justice for survivors of rape and sexual abuse. For queer and trans people, people of color, and others at the margins, we find ourselves actively targeted, misunderstood, or criminalized in our efforts to survive. Surviving violence—not just in an instant but in a lifetime navigating the impacts of trauma—isn’t always pretty or clean; it can be biting, kicking, screaming, ugly. In the emotional rollercoasters of trauma, anger can be especially challenging. Some survivors struggle to access anger while others may be terrified of the extent of their rage, their capacity for destruction, their hunger for vengeance. This group and writing workshop will offer queer and trans survivors space to address limitations of criminal responses to sexual violence, learn about historical and cultural narratives of revenge fantasy, and develop strategies for navigating hard emotions through creative expression.

If you have ever had Enough, wanted to Spit on someone’s Grave, or felt like a Monster, we are here for you.

This workshop is a booster for Thriving While Healing, our nine-week-long peer support group for LGBTQ survivors of sexual violence. The group is free and confidential, though space is limited. For questions and participation, please call at 206.568.7777 or email the group facilitators, sydney@nwnetwork.org or heather@nwnetwork.org, to set up time to speak with an advocate.

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Relationship Skills Class Mini-Series: Intercultural Bae
Apr
19
to Apr 26
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Relationship Skills Class Mini-Series: Intercultural Bae

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We’re happy to announce our next relationship skills mini-series: INTERCULTURAL BAE

INTERCULTURAL BAE is a two-part course exploring the skills we need to build the intercultural relationships we want. This class will focus on the personal work that each of us can do to show up for our friends and loved across cultures.

Together we will:

  • Focus on tools and skills that help us analyze power
  • Share values-based conflict strategies
  • Practice affirming boundaries within our relationships

This class is for Black, indigenous, people of color (BIPOC). If you have questions about this, please give us a call at 206-568-7777 or email aimee-josiane@nwnetwork.org

This mini-series will certainly bring up a lot of complicated feelings as well as a myriad of experiences, so feel free to ask questions to make sure that this is the class for you. If you need to talk or connect to an advocate, please call us at 206-568-7777

REGISTER HERE

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills and Implementation
Apr
17
12:00 PM12:00

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills and Implementation

Register here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/assess-april-18/event/registration.html

Part 2 in a 3 part series on “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships”, this session expands from analysis and framing to skill-building, practical implications and program implementation. The Northwest Network’s Assessment Tool will be introduced in detail, using advocacy stories and participant exercises. This session will also address the myriad considerations for implementation, including approach & intention, documentation, debriefing, etc relevant for programs who are interested in increasing their competency in serving LGBTQ survivors and integrating a broader practice of assessment into their service delivery.

*participation in “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships: A Basic Skill for LGBT DV Advocacy” highly encouraged.

Presenters: Amarinthia Torres & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Beyond the Wheel: Domestic Violence in LGBTQ CommunitiesW
Apr
3
12:00 PM12:00

Beyond the Wheel: Domestic Violence in LGBTQ CommunitiesW

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5xwnirhdihz/

This webinar will center on the importance of building awareness of the context of LGBTQ people’s lives as a key component in supporting creative, effective advocacy with LGBTQ survivors. Through story sharing and examples, we will expand our understanding of the strengths, vulnerabilities and barriers LGBTQ survivors face in navigating systems and communities, as well as addressing the unique considerations for safety planning and advocacy rooted in the lived experiences of LGBTQ survivors.

Presenters: Amarinthia Torres & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy
Mar
20
12:00 PM12:00

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pacbusxm7qqo/

This session offers an exciting introduction to the Northwest Networks tool and analysis on assessing patterns of power and control in abusive relationships. Developed over 20 years of work with LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence, the Northwest Networks approach to assessment continues to be a fundamental consideration, and practice for any organization hoping to create relevant, accessible support for LGBTQ individuals, as well as broadly expanding our capacity to holistically respond to the experiences of all survivors.

Presenters: Amarinthia Torres & Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Transcending Shame: A Relationship Skills Class
Mar
7
to Mar 14
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Transcending Shame: A Relationship Skills Class

  • NW Network Community Engagement Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you feel inferior? Do you experience a lot of guilt?

This workshop gives participants the opportunity to: understand the meaning of shame; gain awareness of shaming phrases and behaviors that are commonly used; recognize when they are being shamed; and learn ways to confront others who shame them.

For this series, the classes will be Wednesdays March 7 & March 14, 2018. They are held from 6 to 8:30pm in our Community Engagement Center located in the basement of the Columbia City Church of Hope: 3818 S Angeline St, Seattle, WA 98118.

*Interpreters are available and happily provided. Please if you are in need an interpreter, please let us know by February 14, 2017.

REGISTER HERE 

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The Skills You Need for the Relationships You Want! Incorporating Relationship Skills into Anti-Violence Advocacy
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

The Skills You Need for the Relationships You Want! Incorporating Relationship Skills into Anti-Violence Advocacy

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p1ajvj68mepm/

Wanting to move beyond a vision of merely ending violence? Looking for opportunities to share information & skills about healthy relationships? Hoping to get more folks in your community connected to your work? Join us for an exciting webinar on the Northwest Network’s Relationship Skills Class, and strategies to incorporate relationship skills work into your prevention, community engagement, and direct services work. This presentation will include a brief history of the Relationship Skills Class, examples from our Relationship Skills Class curriculum, and making connections between community engagement and anti-violence movement work.

Presenters: Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

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Q&A for Advocates
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Q&A for Advocates

  • South Seattle Community College, Georgetown Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Q&A (Queers & Allies/Questions & Answers) is a one-of-a-kind training and consultation project available to DV advocates and others who want to improve their advocacy with trans and queer, bisexual lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse. Through this project, the National LGBTQ IPV Institute brings together advocates from across the country to:

  • Develop assessment skills and experience;
  • Share specialized info from LGBTQ survivors;
  • Share information about unique issues and concerns facing our diverse LGBTQ communities;
  • Problem solve around typical barriers that exist in shelters, advocate programs, anti-violence projects and queer resource centers;
  • Integrate queer generated theories and information about domestic violence into work with survivors
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Más allá de la rueda. El abuso de pareja en comunidades LGBTQ
Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

Más allá de la rueda. El abuso de pareja en comunidades LGBTQ

La grabación: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p3zkar2grrfp/

Este seminario se centrará en la importancia de crear conciencia sobre el contexto de la vida de personas LGBTQ como un componente clave en la intercesión creativa y eficaz con sobrevivientes LGBTQ. A través de compartir historias y ejemplos, expandiremos nuestra comprensión de las fortalezas, vulnerabilidades y barreras que sobrevivientes LGBTQ enfrentan cuando navegan sistemas y comunidades.  También abordáremos las consideraciones únicas enraizadas en las experiencias vividas de los sobrevivientes LGBTQ para las planes de seguridad y la intercesión.

Presentadores: Edric Figueroa & Sydney Pk, intercesores de comunidad de La Red Noroeste

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In Their Shoes: an inclusive LGBTQ prevention education tool that you should be using in your community!
Feb
6
10:00 AM10:00

In Their Shoes: an inclusive LGBTQ prevention education tool that you should be using in your community!

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pqkwfcdjek2y/

Ilene Stohl, a prevention expert from the Washington State Coalition Against DV, will join us to talk about WSCADV’s youth education tool, In Their Shoes.  In Their Shoes is a dynamic education tool, created in collaboration with diverse youth. Designed with the classroom in mind, In Their Shoes is an engaging way to talk with young people about healthy relationships and abuse. It is LGBTQ inclusive, and brings racial and social justice issues to the forefront in ways that push the envelope while still fitting within the school setting.  With In Their Shoes,  students participate by ‘becoming’ one of six teen characters and then confront decisions and consequences relating to texting, pregnancy, homophobia, and dating violence. Participants make choices and read about interactions with their dating partner, family, friends, school personnel, police, and others.  Join us for this webinar where you’ll learn best practices, tips, and tricks for facilitation, including how to manage homophobia that may come up in classrooms regarding the LGBTQ characters.

A limited number of participants will RECEIVE a free copy of the In Their Shoes kit, which contains everything you need! (usually these cost $150!)

Learn more about In Their Shoes here: https://wscadv.org/resources/in-their-shoes-training-kits/

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Reprise: Webinar on Demand!
Jan
23
12:00 PM12:00

Reprise: Webinar on Demand!

Join us for a selection of pre-recorded NW Network webinar favorites! This week, we recommend giving a listen to sessions about fostering a liberatory workplace.


HR for Liberation

A survey of keystone policies and practices to prohibit discrimination and promote an equitable and welcoming work environment for LGBTQ people. The webinar includes recommendations and practice tools for non-discrimination, human resources, and workplace culture.

Presented by Connie Burk, the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/ppuu28b3zltj/

Name, Frame, and Respond: How to Respond to Harassment

You have the policy, now what? This interactive webinar will prepare participants to name, frame, and respond to oppressive or concerning comments and actions, and incidents of harassment in anti-violence programs. Participants will respond to scenarios that address both overt and covert homophobia & transphobia, as well as role-playing through real-life situations generated by workers in the field. Content will focus on scenarios specific to both SA and DV advocacy. *A sense of humor and willingness to learn is highly suggested!

Presented by Kristin Tucker, a consultant with the NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p7g2g5sgnckz/

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Reprise: Webinar on Demand!
Jan
9
12:00 PM12:00

Reprise: Webinar on Demand!

Join us for a selection of pre-recorded NW Network webinar favorites! This week, we recommend giving a listen to sessions from our three-part assessment series.


Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control, Part 1: A Basic Skill for LGBTQ DV Advocacy

This session offers an exciting introduction to the Northwest Networks tool and analysis on assessing patterns of power and control in abusive relationships. Developed over 20 years of work with LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence, the Northwest Networks approach to assessment continues to be a fundamental consideration, and practice for any organization hoping to create relevant, accessible support for LGBTQ individuals, as well as broadly expanding our capacity to holistically respond to the experiences of all survivors.

Presented by Connie Burk and Amarinthia Torres, Northwest Network

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p2fmtsxhzi1/

Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships, Part 2: Practical Skills and Implementation

Part 2 in a 3 part series on “Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships”, this session expands from analysis and framing to skill-building, practical implications and program implementation. The Northwest Network’s Assessment Tool will be introduced in detail, using advocacy stories and participant exercises. This session will also address the myriad considerations for implementation, including approach & intention, documentation, debriefing, etc relevant for programs who are interested in increasing their competency in serving LGBTQ survivors and integrating a broader practice of assessment into their service delivery. 

Presented by Amarinthia Torres and Edric Figueroa, the Northwest Network

Webinar recording link here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5r3a05j10j/

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Basics of Advocacy with LGBTQ Survivors of Abuse
Dec
19
12:00 PM12:00

Basics of Advocacy with LGBTQ Survivors of Abuse

Unfortunately, we were unable to get a recording of this session; however, we have made available a recording of a previous session recorded on this content.  Webinar recording link for Basics of Advocacy session from earlier this year available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p19gar9rays/

Basics of Advocacy is a must have for any advocate looking to increase their capacity to support diverse LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence. This workshop will include basic information like decoding the LGBTQ “alphabet soup” as well as advanced analysis for understanding the unique and crosscutting issues facing LGBTQ survivors.

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Evidence is Power
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Evidence is Power

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/paqtr0c910go/

Community-based agencies receive growing pressure to implement “evidence-based programs.” That is, programs that have been studied and deemed “effective” by researchers. But what is considered evidence? And how can community-based agencies build their own evidence of what works in their communities? This webinar will examine these questions and explore the many opportunities and challenges that agencies face when conducting research and evaluations in community settings. We will discuss strategies for agencies to maximize the utility and power of the data they collect.

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Form and Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Nov
21
12:00 PM12:00

Form and Function: Using Inclusive and Culturally Responsive Language When Gathering Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p5ypnsn9f34k/

Join us for this webinar on practical skills & best practices for utilizing inclusive and culturally responsive language when gathering demographic and intake data on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Unpacking Binary Systems of Sex and Gender
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Unpacking Binary Systems of Sex and Gender

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p98t2rr4w660/

Have you been feeling erased by recent conversations about gender?  Have you wondered if you missed the meeting where we decided that sexism and transphobia were somehow two separate deals? Are you longing for a framework that links struggles for sexuality, gender and reproductive liberation for all people?

Drawing on their nearly 25 years together in the Trans Liberation and anti-violence movements, Jake Fawcett and Connie Burk will unpack the dominant culture Binary System of Sex and Gender.   They will discuss the mechanisms of this system, demonstrate how it relies on white supremacy, colonization and consumerism as much as heteropatriarchy, and discuss how the system creates and enforces rigid expectations for people of all genders and sexual orientations.  

Jake and Connie will argue that our current movements can learn from history and avoid the traps of pursuing respectability and controlling language and expression in the hopes of gaining inclusion in the status quo.

They will explore how our experiences relate and how our struggles for justice and liberation could be linked rather than divided.  In particular, they will argue that liberation struggles of trans and gender non-conforming people and non-trans women are the ultimately the same.

And it will be hilarious and fun.

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Art for Action II: Storytelling
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

Art for Action II: Storytelling

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/ppiox3y7u3aa/

During a time of austerity and cutbacks, art is viewed more and more as a luxury for the few. But movements for social justice have long known that art and cultural work are necessary to give expression to our struggles, reach a broad base, and build power for change. In Part II of the Art for Action webinar series, the NW Network will explore how local anti-violence programs can continue to engage art for action with an emphasis on storytelling.

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Discourse at the Intersections: HIV & Violence in LGBTQ Relationships
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Discourse at the Intersections: HIV & Violence in LGBTQ Relationships

This webinar was rescheduled. We will update the Events page with the future date of this session.

This webinar explores the Northwest Network’s understanding of power and control in intimate relationships as it relates to the context and experiences of survivors and/or partners living with HIV/AIDS.   To support creative, effective advocacy solutions we will highlight the impacts, vulnerabilities, and barriers LGBTQ, HIV positive/affected individuals face as it relates to domestic violence, systems, and communities.  Through discussion and interactive activities, this session seeks to create discourse on the best practices and implications for safety planning with LGBTQ survivors living with or impacted by HIV/AIDS.

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Name, Frame, and Respond: How to Respond to Harassment
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Name, Frame, and Respond: How to Respond to Harassment

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p7g2g5sgnckz/

 

You have the policy, now what? This interactive webinar will prepare participants to name, frame, and respond to oppressive or concerning comments and actions, and incidents of harassment in anti-violence programs. Participants will respond to scenarios that address both overt and covert homophobia & transphobia, as well as role-playing through real-life situations generated by workers in the field. Content will focus on scenarios specific to both SA and DV advocacy. *A sense of humor and willingness to learn is highly suggested!

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Shelter(ing)
Aug
15
12:00 PM12:00

Shelter(ing)

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pnszuvv2bn6u/

The built environment of communal living DV shelter facilities and the ramifications that come from accommodating those physical structures (screening, sex-segregation, staffing demands, policing of resident behaviors in communal living etc) create profound barriers to LGBTQ access to services. This webinar will push programs to re-think traditional approaches to communal emergency shelter and offer new concepts for the physical shelter environment as well as emerging best practices for “sheltering’.

Presented by Margaret Hobart, the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

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Supporting LGBTQ Survivors of DV/SA in Small Communities
Aug
9
10:00 PM22:00

Supporting LGBTQ Survivors of DV/SA in Small Communities

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/pa9nauxkkvfj/

This webinar will center the importance of building awareness of the context of LGBTQ people's lives as a key component in supporting creative, effective advocacy with LGBTQ survivors of DV/SA. Through story sharing and unpacking case studies, we will expand our understanding of the strengths, vulnerabilities and barriers LGBTQ survivors face in navigating systems and communities, as well as addressing the unique considerations for safety planning and advocacy rooted in the lived experiences of LGBTQ survivors. This session will also look at unique issues and resources specific to advocates supporting survivors in small, rural communities.

Presented by Edric Figueroa, the NW Network of BTLG Survivors of Abuse

In collaboration with the Nebraska Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

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Demonstrate Access: Program Assessments
Aug
1
12:00 PM12:00

Demonstrate Access: Program Assessments

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/psxcctv18e2g/

This webinar will walk participants through basic tools to assess the readiness of their programs to welcome and meaningfully support diverse LGBTQ survivors as well as to evaluate the accessibility of built environments, cultural capacities and other key considerations.

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It Takes a Village, People!
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

It Takes a Village, People!

Webinar recording available here: https://nwnetwork.adobeconnect.com/p078noe2p2wk/

Most survivors of domestic violence reach out to a friend or family member long before they attempt to access a social service agency for support, but friends and family may not know how to help a loved one who is being battered. This webinar will walk participants through the It Takes A Village People Toolkit and show advocates how to apply advocacy skills to help diverse survivors break isolation, strengthen social connectedness and increase safety.

Presented by Connie Burk, the NW Network & National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

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