Webinar- Leave No Survivor Behind: Mirror Memoirs

This is a FREE online training event. 

Date: May 30, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT 


Presented by: Amita Swahdhin 

The CATTA Project is hosting a webinar titled Leave No Survivor Behind: Mirror Memoirs presented by Amita Swadhin on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from 10am-11am PDT.

During this webinar, nationally-recognized survivor-activist Amita Swadhin will share their journey of breaking silence, healing, and using survivors’ stories as a tool for collective healing and organizing to end rape culture.  They will present their latest project, Mirror Memoirs, an oral history and leadership development pipeline for LGBTQI people of color who survived child sexual abuse, as an example of intersectional praxis, and will discuss how centering the most marginalized survivors can liberate everyone.  They will also discuss the work to end rape culture as an intergenerational task, and what we can learn from the latest public dialogues about sexual violence and celebrities.  

By the end of this webinar participants will be able to:

1.     Analyze the disproportionate vulnerability to sexual violence experienced by LGBTQI people of color

2.     Identify the barriers survivors face to accessing healing services

3.     Discuss ways their organization can start to create a culture that can hold all survivors

Amita Swadhin is an educator, storyteller, and consultant dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. Their approach to this work stems from their experiences as a genderqueer, femme, queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants from India, and years of childhood abuse by their parents, including eight years of rape by their father. In January 2017, they testified on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and LGBTQ Americans in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Amita is a frequent speaker at colleges, conferences and community organizations nationwide, with over fifteen years of experience working with low-income, immigrant and LGBTQ communities of color. They hold a Master’s in Public Administration degree from New York University, where they were a Catherine B. Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

If you have any questions or comments please contact Tiffany Anderson at (805) 876-0291 or email tiffany.anderson@cirinc.org


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