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Re-envisioning healing through accountability and anti-oppression justice frameworks

Re-envisioning how to end sexual violence means imagining what a world without sexual violence would look like and how the often messy process of healing is central to this future thinking.

In this workshop, participants will learn about accountability practices and anti-oppression justice frameworks, such as restorative and transformative justice, that are key to ending sexual violence and creating a world where sexual harm has neither place nor power.

When: Monday, April 13, from 12-2 p.m.

Where: Union, Parlor A

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The workshop will be facilitated by:

  • Evelyn Cervantes (she/they), director of organizational transformation and belonging at YWCA Utah
  • Natalie Blanton (she/they), a sociology professor in Social, Cultural, and Justice Studies at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Lisa Balland (she/they), a public health professional whose work on reproductive justice and sexual rights has been challenged by the white supremacy oppression within the reproductive health field

Participants will discuss how centering experiences of folks harmed works to hold perpetrators accountable and aids healing, and why tools that no longer serve us well, such as carceral “accountability” and the criminal justice system, must be part of the re-envisioning process. This workshop prioritizes the work of black and brown thought leaders who have built and worked within these frameworks to create better worlds.