The Office of Diversity and the Women’s Law Caucus are pleased to announce that we will be participating in a Campus Webinar on Tuesday, September 28 from 2-3:30pm.   

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 2-3:30 p.m., presented by Lydia Guy-Ortiz
On Tuesday, September 28th, 2010, the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) will host a webinar on “Celebrating Differences: Exploring culturally relevant and community specific advocacy strategies.”  Advocacy is active support of an idea, cause or person. In order to advocate effectively for survivors it is necessary to understand the cultural context. We design most sexual violence intervention and prevention strategies to accommodate difference. Truly relevant strategies require us to embrace it. All communities have specific norms, strengths and challenges. This webinar will explore concepts related to health disparities, cultural competence, cultural relevance and anti-oppression.

Lydia Guy-Ortiz is an independent consultant with an emphasis on sexual violence prevention and anti-oppression theory.  Lydia has been active in the anti-rape movement for twenty-five years and is a board member of National Alliance to End Sexual Violence. She is committed to the creation of sexual violence prevention and intervention strategies that are relevant, culturally compelling, and innovative.  From 1992 – 2007 Ms Guy Ortiz worked in rape crisis centers in addition to the state sexual assault coalition in Washington State. Her primary responsibilities included training, technical assistance, and resource production for sexual assault service providers throughout the state as well as nationally. Her focus was the development and implementation of community mobilizing strategies specific to sexual violence

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