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Neurodiversity, Disability Justice, & Healthy Communities (MESA Gathering)

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Indianapolis Marriott East

7202 East 21st Street

Indianapolis, IN 46219

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Join nationwide disability and violence prevention movement leaders to build strategies and skills for holistic sexual violence prevention!

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Neurodiversity, Disability Justice, and Healthy Communities

MESA's Annual Gathering brings together marginalized community organizers, leaders in the movement to end violence, and service providers from across the country to build strategies and skills for holistic sexual violence prevention efforts.

This year the Gathering theme is "Neurodiversity, Disability Justice, and Healthy Communities" to explore the connections between disability justice, healthy sexuality, and healthy relationships in Indiana. People with disabilities, especially those at additional intersections of marginalization such as race, sexuality, gender, and class, experience very high rates of sexual and related forms of harm and yet we are rarely seen in leadership roles in the prevention movement. Join MESA this year as we bring together nationwide self-advocates and organizers with disabilities to lead us in discussions and skill-building exercises to uplight voices of people with disabilities in the movement to end sexual violence and prevent violence.

#TImesUp #NothingAboutUsWithoutUs #NoMore #EndSexualViolence #MeToo

To learn more about the efforts MESA is co-leading in connecting disability justice and sexual violence prevention, check out our online hub: www.patreon.com/InDisabilityJustice.

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We are so grateful to the sponsors of the 16th Annual MESA Multicultural Gathering:

  • Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities (GCPD)
  • Agricultural Sciences, Education, and Communication (ASEC) Department at Purdue University
  • The National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC)
  • Disability.org
  • Just Beginnings Collaborative

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Indiana State Department of Health. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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