The field of sexual violence historically has failed to recognize the impact intersectionality has on experiences and response to sexual violence. For some there is limited appreciation for the fact that human trafficking survivors are also survivors of sexual violence. This presentation will address the historical and ongoing failure of the sexual violence intervention movements to meet the needs of Youth Survivors of Color, the social injustice that often results in the sexual abuse to prison pipeline for these youth, and ways to engage in culturally-competent interventions to meet the needs of Communities of Color. This workshop will only be recorded and available On-Demand from August 10, 2020 until December 31, 2020.
1. Gain understanding of the concept of social justice and its role in the lives of marginalized communities
2. Identify the historical views of sexuality, sexual violence, and mistrust of systems in the lives of People of Color
3. Challenge societal myths about victims of color and how it impacts our own response to Survivors of Color
4. Identify how our traditional advocacy, prevention, and intervention work needs to change in order to meet the needs of youth survivors of color, specifically related to the intersectionality of race/gender