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Louden Nelson Community Center

301 Center Street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Join the City of Santa Cruz Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW) and the local Santa Cruz community for a free one-day "awareness and prevention" conference on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the Louden Nelson Community Center.

The theme is "Transforming Together: A community working to shift gender stereotypes, end rape culture and deconstruct the patriarchy.”

The goals of this transformative free community event are:

  1. To bring women, men, and gender non-conforming citizens together in a collective effort to prevent sexual harassment, domestic violence, and sexual assault, and shift gender-based power dynamics.

  2. To create a space where local service providers can share their knowledge and services to community members that they wouldn’t normally engage as part of their scope of work.

  3. To ensure that community members leave the conference with a wide array of tools to be utilized in their day-to-day lives and that will help shift current cultural norms surrounding gender, sexual and domestic violence.

Transforming Together

The agenda includes (subject to change):

  • 8:00-9:00 am -- Registration and Networking -- Visit Local Non-profits (Main Entrance & Room 3)
  • 9:00-9:15 am -- CPVAW Chair Welcome and Announcements (Main Auditorium)
  • 9:15-10:00 am -- Opening Keynote #1 and Q&A: The Centrality of Relationships in Boys’ (and Men’s) Lives -- Judy Y. Chu, Ed.D., Affiliated Faculty in Human Biology at Stanford University and Author of When Boys Become Boys (NYU Press, 2014) (Main Auditorium)
  • 10:00-10:15 am -- Break
  • 10:15-11:00 am Breakout Sessions/Workshops:
  • The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle The Master's House: Collaboration and Human Trafficking -- Deborah Pembrook and Sydney Rogers, Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey and Monarch Services (Room 4)
  • Values in Action -- Kirsty Duncan, onRoute22 (Room 1)
  • Law Enforcement Panel Discussion -- Dan Flippo, Deputy Chief, Santa Cruz Police Department; Rob Wade, Chief Deputy, Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office; Jennifer Beusing, Assistant Division Director, Santa Cruz County Probation Department (Room 5)
  • 11:00-11:15 -- Break
  • 11:15 am - 12:00 pm Breakout Sessions/Workshops:
  • Welcoming Gender Diversity -- Jamie Joy, The Diversity Center Santa Cruz County (Room 1)
  • Affirmative Consent: Promoting Positive Communication During Sexual Activity -- Kelsey Hoie Ferrell, UC Santa Cruz CARE, and Laura Young Hinck, UCSC Title IX (Room 4)
  • From Laddership To Leadership -- Jane Weed-Pomerantz, Positive Discipline Community Resources (Room 5)
  • 12:00-1:00 pm -- Lunch Break (Room 3)
  • 1:00-1:45 pm -- Midday Keynote #2 and Q&A: It Takes Courage – Enlisting Unlikely Allies to Prevent Gender-Based Violence -- Yesenia Gorbea, MSW, Senior Program Specialist, Public Education Campaigns and Programs, Futures Without Violence and Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) (Main Auditorium)
  • 1:45-2:00 pm -- Break
  • 2:00-2:45 pm Breakout Sessions/Workshops:
  • How to Create Cultures of Safety, Respect, and Kindness for Everyone -- Amy Dahlen, Kidpower (Room 4)
  • Gender Education and Sexual Abuse of Children – Violence Prevention by tapping into gender equality, emotional intelligence and empowerment through treating others with respect and dignity -- Ama Delevett, Survivors Healing Center (Room 5)
  • Domestic Violence 101 -- Marjorie Coffey, Walnut Avenue Women & Family Center (Room 1)
  • 2:45-3:00 pm -- Break
  • 3:00-3:45 pm Breakout Sessions/Workshops:
  • A Hidden Demographic of Domestic Violence and Recent Legislation -- Lora Lee Martin, public policy expert (Room 1)
  • Human Trafficking Happens Here: Exploitation and Trafficking in Santa Cruz County -- Deborah Pembrook and Sydney Rogers, Coalition to End Human Trafficking in Santa Cruz and Monterey and Monarch Services (Room 4)
  • Fathers Transformations: Awareness of 5 Relationships -- Eric Bruckner and Kristen Snell, Group Facilitators, PAPáS (Room 5)
  • 3:45-4:00 pm -- Break
  • 4:00-4:45 pm -- Closing Keynote #3 and Q&A: Community Accountability to Address Sexual Violence -- Kelsey Hoie Ferrell and Claudia Velazquez, UC Santa Cruz CARE (Main Auditorium)
  • 4:45-5:00 pm -- CPVAW Chair Closing and Final Announcements (Main Auditorium)
  • 5:00-6:00 pm -- Networking -- Visit Local Non-profits

Register today and help generate more awareness and prevention of sexual assault and domestic violence in our community!

And a special thank you to our community sponsors so far!

“The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is proud to support CPVAW’s Transforming Together Conference. A community dialogue about these important issues helps educate, build trust and strengthen bonds.”

“Pacific Cookie Company supports CPVAW in their important work to bring the community together, promoting positive shifts in our cultural norms."

"Bookshop Santa Cruz is proud to support the CPVAW Transforming Together Conference as an important way for our community to come together to address current issues of gender and the prevention of abuse or harassment. We’ve always found that face-to-face interaction and meaningful dialogue is the way to change norms and make change in our community."

"Areperia 831 is proud to stand behind CPVAW in their effort to change the narratives and engage all parts of our diverse community in creating safe and thriving spaces for all!"

“The Santa Cruz Warriors are committed participants to constructive conversations on treating individuals of all backgrounds with respect. The CPVAW Transforming Together Conference is a wonderful opportunity to provide participants with knowledge, resources and a support network to keep Santa Cruz an open-minded and empathetic community.”

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Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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