DAY 1: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15
Welcome and Keynote: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Elevating the Voices of Survivors of Domestic Violence, April McGill
The Red Women Rising Project is dedicated to uplifting the voices of Urban Indian survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault through increasing awareness around Urban Indian women’s domestic violence issues and enhancing survivors' access to domestic violence services.
Workshop 1: 11:00am - 12:30pm
Exploring the Intersections of Gender-Based Violence and Homelessness
Violence against women can take various forms and generate complex intersections. Roughly 40% of IPV survivors are sexually assaulted by their partner and the majority of sex trafficking survivors are trafficked by an intimate partner.
Workshop 2: 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Overcoming the Impact of Domestic Violence by Economic Empowerment
The workshop will discuss the barriers domestic violence survivors face and their path to overcoming these barriers through innovative methods of economic empowerment. Moreover, this workshop will cover employment rights and economic opportunities, and programs for DV survivors.
DAY 2: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
Welcome, Awards, and Keynote: 9:30am – 11:00am
Transgender Resilience, Sera Fernando
This presentation will focus on how domestic violence / intimate partner violence deeply affects transgender, nonbinary, and gender expansive communities, specifically, Black, Brown, and Indigenous transgender women, and how to support the liberation of transgender identities.
Workshop 3: 11:00am – 12:30pm
Coercive Control in the Law: Origins and Implications of SB 1141
This workshop will discuss the origins of the bill in the Penal Code, its current iteration in the Family Code, and implications for survivors and attorneys in both family and criminal courts, including practical examples of a DVRO petition and case briefs.