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The National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, in collaboration with partners from across the Southern region of the United States, invites you to join us for our second virtual Prevention Town Hall. This event is an opportunity to dig deeper into this year’s theme for Domestic Violence Awareness Month: No Survivor Justice Without Racial Justice.

The 2021 Prevention Town Hall will be held over two days:

Thursday, October 28 & Friday, October 29
1-3:30pm ET / 12-2:30pm CT / 10-12:30pm PT

Building on the momentum from last year’s Prevention Town Hall featuring the East North Central region of the United States, this year's event will explore prevention strategies that center the most marginalized survivors, uplift grassroots and community-based organizing, honor the leadership of survivors and advocates who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, and promote real transformative change that centers racial justice in our agencies.

**This event will be offered in English with Spanish & ASL interpretation and closed captions.**

See detailed event program with session descriptions and presenter bios.
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You can register once to attend one or both of the sessions.

Agenda at a Glance
Day 1, Oct. 28

Survivor-Centered Prevention
Welcome & Opening with our Event Weaver
Vivian Sanchez, Youth Advocate
Opening Panel Discussion: 
Survivor-Centered Prevention: Listening to Survivors of Color
Facilitated by Arlene Vassell and featuring survivor speakers Selika Corley-Funchess & V. "SpeakLife" Morgan
Strategy Sessions: Explore how to center survivors in your prevention work

A. Elevating Community-Based Solutions: Alternative Forms of Safety & Justice with Joyce Kyles & Karimah Dillard

B. Border Policies: An issue of Racial Justice and Safety for Victims of Gender-Based Violence with Alba Jaramillo, J.D.

C. Engaging Survivors and Grassroots Organizations in Policy Advocacy with Robin Y. Jackson

D. Centering Economic Justice in Our Work with Shafeka Hashash & Mona Muro
Closing Session:

Actualizing our Commitment facilitated by Event Weaver Vivian Sanchez
Day 2, Oct. 29
Transforming Our Agencies to Center
Racial Justice
Welcome & Opening facilitated by Event Weaver Vivian Sanchez 
Opening Plenary Panel:
Boots on the Ground: Centering the Voices and Leadership of BIPOC Survivors and Advocates in Prevention

 Facilitated by Sharolyn Payton and featuring panelists Joyce Kyles, Molly (Margaret) DeLoris, & Rhonda Anita
Strategy Sessions: Center the voices and leadership of people of color in our prevention work

A. More than Just Lip Service: Making Real Change Towards Elevating WOC Survivor Leadership with Christina Semenchuk & Nnenna Minimah

B. Racial Justice, Intervention, and Prevention: A Three-Pronged Approach to Advocacy with Sharolyn Payton

C. Engaging Men of Color in Efforts to End Violence with Justin Carter

D. Trauma-Informed Resilience Based Post-Pandemic Approaches with Roy Rios
Closing Session:

Prioritizing Caring for Self facilitated by Event Weaver Vivian Sanchez

See detailed event program with session descriptions and presenter bios.

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