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?
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.