This third webinar of the Racial & Economic Equity for Survivors Project (REEP) will ask: What racial, gender, and cultural biases and other systemic barriers are survivors facing? And what innovative responses can we utilize? Women of Color Network, Inc. and Casa de Esperanza will engage in dialogue with webinar participants on these questions, with the goal of: addressing racial and economic biases and other systemic barriers facing immigrant and indigenous survivors and survivors of color.
Drawing upon contemporary issues of immigration detention, language access, and over-incarceration, faculty will lift up a holistic framework and offer strategic advocacy responses from national technical assistance and grassroots perspectives. Mapping frameworks and bringing dynamic data, experiences, and practical strategies and resources, faculty will distill key gems for our collective work to address the racial and other structural and institutional barriers that obstruct access to economic stability and safety for survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Webinar participants will walk away:
• Energized and enabled to foster holistic and intersectional responses that honor survivors' lives in context.
• Being able to identify racial, cultural, and systemic barriers and their impact on survivors’ economic security.
• With a deepened understanding of the impact of policies, institutions, and historical oppression on survivors and our communities.
• With greater awareness of tools, resources, and strategies that can help advocates address these issues in their communities.
Purvi Shah, Senior Consultant, Economic & Policy Leadership Project, Women of Color Network, Inc.
Pierre Berastain, Assistant Director of Innovation & Engagement, Casa de Esperanza
Rosie Hidalgo, Senior Director of Public Policy, Casa de Esperanza
Hosted by Lisalyn Jacobs, Legal & Policy Director, Center for Survivor Agency & Justice