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April 10, 2018

Resource Round Up: New Resources to Keep You Inspired

We hope, wherever you are, that Spring is showing its signs of new life and possibility!

Do you find it is impossible to attend or participate in all the events you are drawn to? It’s not surprising with so many great things happening in this movement every day.

We’re excited to share some of the inspiring and powerful conversations that have happened with movement leaders at conferences organized by Movement Makers around the country in recent months.

We hope you’ll enjoy these conversations. Listen for inspiration, ideas, and strategies. Consider gathering your colleagues for a listening party and host a group discussion afterward. And, please share these resources with others.

Compassionate Communities: We Choose All of Us

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Over 650 people came together for the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence’s Compassionate Communities: We Choose All of Us, a two-day conference in November in Boise, Idaho. The conference featured a series of keynote speakers and panels who shared pathways toward our vision of a world where everyone is valued, everyone is safe, and everyone can thrive, as well as personal stories of adversity, healing and growth. Listen to dozens of movement leaders including adrienne maree brown, author of Emergent Strategy.

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In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls

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In Solidarity We Rise: Healing, Opportunity and Justice for Girls, hosted by the National Crittenton Foundation, brought together more than 500 folks in Washington, DC in October. Participants, representing all 50 states and 8 federally-recognized Tribal Nations, and including cis and trans girls and young women of color and gender non-conforming youth under the ages of 25, explored diverse and innovative ways to support health, economic security and civic engagement for girls and young women. How to address Adverse Childhood Experiences, integrating gender non-conforming youth of color into the movement, and how to develop campaigns and organizing strategies led for and by young women are just a few of the topics explored. Listen to some of the keynotes and sessions from this powerful conference.

Listen to Keynotes

In case you missed these previously shared resources…

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Nearly 350 gathered in Bloomington, Minnesota at the end of September for A CALL TO MEN‘s national conference The Many Faces of Manhood. The conference explored healthy, respectful manhood in athletics, education, incarceration, fatherhood, and faith communities.

Listen: Many Faces of Manhood
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Each September Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WSCADV) members and allies come together to share stories, share power, and share strength. Inspired by the Movement Strategy Center’s #LeadWithLove Pledge, this annual conference brought together over 500 people in Yakima, Washington where participants challenged each other to LEAD WITH LOVE as we organize, resist, and reclaim our humanity.

Listen: Lead with Love

On the Blog

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New Report! Showing Up: How we See, Speak, and Disrupt Racial Inequity Facing Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence

Read Tonya’s Blog Post
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Ignoring Racism Won’t End Gun Violence or Violence Against Women

Read Heidi’s Blog Post
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Reclaiming Feminism for the Grassroots, International Women’s Day 2018

Read Ana’s Blog

We’ll be in touch again soon!

The Move to End Violence Team

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February 23, 2018

Program Updates | Resources for Racial Equity, Self-Care, and Building Beloved Community

 

With heavy hearts we lift up the lives of the 17 students and teachers who were killed in another tragic school shooting, this one in Parkland, Florida. Amidst their terror and grief, students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School immediately began organizing a national march to demand gun control — an incredible show of resistance, resilience and hope.

The challenges and terror, as we witnessed last week, aren’t going away, but the moments of resistance, resilience, and hope continue.

Here are some moments in just the last six weeks:

Black Panther, the movie about an African superhero, taking the box office by storm, building on a cultural movement, and giving young Black people modern-day heroes.

#MeToo gaining continued momentum and taking center stage along with fierce advocates for change at high profile events like The Golden Globes;

Bresha Meadows being released after 10 months in jail for killing her abusive father;

Millions of people taking to the streets on the anniversary of the Women’s March;

Women leaders organizing (and live casting) aState of OUR Union;

Miss Major, trans activist and community leader for transgender rights, being honored at the 30th Creating Change Conference;

Governor Cuomo pardoning Lorena Borjas, transgender Latina woman who has helped countless transgender women survive trafficking and other abusive situations;

156 women survivors testifying over seven days at the Larry Nassar sentencing; and

The first-ever national conference (organized by the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition) to address sex trafficking among American Indian and Alaska Native survivors.

These stories of resilience, and many others, continue to fuel our work. Please read on to see what we’ve been up to!

New Cycle Launches with First Convening

At the end of January, we gathered in New Mexico to welcome Cohort 4, an incredible group of leaders. The intention for the week was to begin building Beloved Community, a vision seeded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Learn more about why we intentionally chose to gather in New Mexico and what our week entailed.

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Resources for Integrating Racial Equity, Self-Care, and Beloved Community Into Your Work

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During the first convening of Cohort 4, we introduced and practiced a number of what we consider Core Practices of this program. We invite you to check out some of the resources created by Moveto End Violence and its faculty team to integrate these practices into your work.

For Locating Oneself and other ways to practice racial equity, sign up for our virtual Racial Equity and Liberation (REAL) 6-Week Learning Series.

To get started in building Beloved Community, check out our Love Notes tool.

To help motivate you to practice self-care, sign up for our virtual 21-Day Self-Care Challenge. It starts on the first Tuesday of every month with daily email prompts to help you connect to your heart, body, and spirit.

New Website and Film Series

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Earlier this month NoVo Foundation launched The Life Story: Moments of Change. Grounded in the Foundation’s long standing work to end violence against girls and women, The Life Storyelevates the voices and hopes of survivors who were exposed to harm in school, foster care, housing, health care, law enforcement and other systems, who experience intergenerational violence and trauma, and whose paths led to sexual exploitation. The Life Story is a space to hear, see, and explore both the realities for women in the sex trade in the U.S. and the opportunities they see for change. Learn more by visiting the website.

We’ll be in touch again soon. Until then, continue to look for, work towards, and

lift up the moments of resilience, resistance, and hope!

The Move to End Violence Team

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December 22, 2017

Resilience, Resistance, and Hope

A mid-term election that voted in people of color, transgender folks, and progressives. #MeToo, a movement initiated by Tarana Burke a decade ago, gains tremendous momentum and centers survivors stories. Black women lead the way in Alabama to ensure that a sexual predator isn’t elected. Celebrities and politicians being called out for sexual harassment and assault. Marches and rallies like the Black Women’s March and the Women’s March that bring together communities under attack. Conversations in the media and around kitchen tables across the country that explore toxic masculinity and accountability.

These are some of the moments of resistance, resilience, and hope that rise up amidst a year of great challenges that continuously threaten vulnerable communities. During these times we are being called to claim our activist roots and to lean into love and humanity. We are seeing the continual need to center racial and gender justice, build transformative, visionary movements, and prioritize self-care so we can leverage the momentum and keep moving forward together.

For continued inspiration and ideas on how to do this, check out the resources and tools below.

Movement Leaders Explore Leading With Love and Healthy Masculinity

Lead With Love, hosted by Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and the Many Faces of Manhood, organized by A CALL TO MEN are just two of the many amazing gatherings of movement leaders that have happened recently. We’re excited to share some of the inspiring conversations that happened at these two events.

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Cycle 4 Here We Come!

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In November we introduced our newest cohort of Movement Makers–leaders of resistance, resilience, and hope. Did you have a chance to “meet” them online? This phenomenal group will gather for the first time in January 2018.

Resources for These Turbulent Times

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We’re delighted to offer these resources on an ongoing basis to support efforts to strengthen transformational movements and center racial equity and liberation while showing up as our strongest selves, for the long haul. Feel free to access these self-directed resources online at any time and share widely with folks who might be interested.

Could You Be Our Next Co-Director?

Move to End Violence is shifting toward a shared leadership structure throughout the program. A key part of this is the creation of a co-directorship to lead the program for the final two cycles in partnership with Priscilla Hung, MEV’s current deputy director. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the program and support the movement to end violence against girls and women. Learn more and share!

We wish you a joyous and peaceful holiday season surrounded by ones you love. We look forward to reconnecting with you in the new year.

The Move to End Violence Team

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