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18th Annual Violence Prevention Conference

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California State University Fullerton

800 North State College Boulevard

Fullerton, CA 92831

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Registration begins at 8am, conference starts at 8:30am.

The 18th Annual Violence Prevention Conference will be based on the theme “The Role of Culture in Power and Control: Shared Experiences of Violence.” This year we will examine areas of intersectionality and violence in various communities and cultures.

The conference will feature “Breaking Silence,” the first film of its kind in documenting American Muslim women's stories about their sexual assault experiences coping, coming out to their families and friends, and their insight about the change that needs to take place to help survivors, hold perpetrators accountable, and prevent recurrences. Join us for a screening of this important documentary followed by a panel of experts from the Muslim community including a survivor featured in the film, Navila Rashid.

Below please find information on the day’s agenda and information on additional conference sessions:

Conference Agenda

ALL DAY Registration

ALL DAY Self-Care Stations

8:00-8:30 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45 AM Welcome

8:45-9:45 AM Interactive Session: Title TBD

10:00-11:45 AM Breaking Silence Film Screening & Panel Discussion

12:00-12:45 PM Lunch

12:00-12:45 PM Prayer Space

1:00-2:30 PM Breakout Session I

2:35-4:05 PM Breakout Session II

Breakout Session Descriptions

Toward an Intersectional Framework for Sexual Violence Prevention & Response: Critical Questions to Consider, Nadeeka Karunaratne

This session will explore intersectional frameworks for responding to and preventing sexual violence on college campuses. We will discuss the history of sexual violence and anti-sexual violence movements in the US, review relevant theories and models, reflect on critical questions on our practices, and consider several techniques and strategies to incorporate intersectional perspectives into our prevention and response work.

Understanding Sexual Violence in the Muslim Community, Amal Ali

This conversation seeks to bring Muslim college students together to learn important information about what sexual violence is, is not, and myths surrounding sexual violence. Participants will also learn why victims don’t tell, particularly in Muslim communities, and how to support survivors. There will be time for Q&A as well.


The Invisible Wall: Barriers Undocumented Survivors Face in Abusive Relationships, Magdalena Diaz & Maritza Plascencia

Join us for an educational session led by professionals in the field of domestic violence and sexual assault. Discussion of this growing issue will be supplemented with a survivor’s perspective as we explore the challenges and experiences faced by undocumented survivors.

“I Know What You Are Doing and I Know Where You Are”: Using Technology and Social Media, to Track, Coerce and Control Detective Michael McCaskill

This presentation will cover how aspects of social media can be a form of power and control in abusive relationships. We will discuss the hazards of geotagging, sexting, and the basics of spyware and how it allows access to view texts messages, social networks, listen in on calls and eavesdrop even when phones are not being utilized. The presentation will also go over case studies to illustrate how an abuser can use social media to coerce and control a victim.

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