Actions and Detail Panel
Faith in Action: Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence
Sun, April 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT
Faith in Action: Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence in Faith Communities
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are victims of sexual abuse by the age of 18. Join us for a day-long training targeting community & faith leaders, educators, social services providers and other interested individuals to gain an in-depth understanding of the issue and what we can do to work toward prevention. The goals of this training are the following:
- To raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual violence in faith-communities, with a particular focus on Muslim communities.
- To learn from other faith communities to create strategic, sustainable, and victim-centric approaches that address and prevent sexual violence.
- To increase the number of anti-sexual assault advocates in faith communities, with a particular focus on Muslim communities.
Featuring local and national experts such as HEART Women & Girls, Sumaya Abubaker (Rahma Network), Suzanne Healy (Archdiocese of Los Angeles) Arab American Family Services, Barbara Blaine from Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), and many more. Reserve your tickets today!
When: April 10, 10-4pm
Where: American Islamic College
Cost: Free, but registration is REQUIRED, lunch included; $20 suggested donation
Brought to you in part by Anne Germanacos and the Interfaith Youth Core, and co-sponsored by HEART Women & Girls, the American Islamic College and the Center for Urban Research & Learning at Loyola University.