Sexual Violence Response Education Week

Sexual Violence Response Education Week

Join the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education as we raise awareness about Sexual Violence Response from February 5 to February 12, 2021.

Attend virtual workshops, panels and training open to students, staff and faculty.

Trauma Informed Investigations - February 5

When: Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. to noon
Where: Online
Register Now: Email

This session is for staff and faculty only

Panelist: Dr Lori Haskall

Join the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education as we are trained by Dr. Lori Haskell in understanding the neurobiological effects of trauma on survivors of sexual violence, understanding the nature of traumatic memories and learning trauma informed techniques for interviewing and evidence collection.

Discovering Careers in Sexual Violence Prevention & Support - February 8

When: Monday, Feb. 8, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Online
Steps to Register

  1. First sign into Experience York with your PPY
  2. Once logged in copy the event link into your URL
  3. Review the event details and click register

Moderated by York University Career Centre

Panelists: Jennifer Keeler (Coordinator/Nurse Practitioner Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services,Trillium Health Partners), Shannon Seeraj (Public Education Coordinator, Women's Support Network York Region), Jacqueline Benn-John (Executive Director, Women's Support Network York Region)

Join us for panel event discussing careers in Sexual Violence Education, Prevention and Support. We will discuss career paths, strategies and tips along with opportunities and challenges of the industry. Co-organized by the York University Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education and Career Education and Development Centre.

Discussing Implications of Institutionalized Sexual Violence - February 9

When: Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Online
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Panelists: Breanna Berry (Indigenous Recruitment Officer, CASS), Nneka McGregor (Executive Director WomenatthecentrE)

This conversation was inspired in light of the "Broken Dreams, Broken Lives" Merlo Davidson Class-Action Settlement Agreement report. The report highlighted the ongoing sexual violence within the RCMP and made 52 recommendations to address aspects of the systemic sexism and homophobia embedded in the RCMP’s culture. This event aims to build a conversation to discuss this report, and how this culture impacts vulnerable and marginalized community members who access supports.

Gender Based Violence in Health Care - February 10

When: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021
Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Online
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Panelists:  TBC

Hosted by the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education, this event will look at gender-based violence in health care systems. Join our Director, Joanie Cameron Pritchett, as she and our panelists embark on a conversation about the systemic violence that pervades our institutions.

The Issues and Impacts of Misogynoir: Voices of Experience - Part 2 - February 11

When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021
Time: 1 to 3 p.m.
Where: Online
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Panelists:  CHREI (Christine Sinclair), Nneka MacGregor (Executive Director WomenatthecentrE, Paula Gowdie-Rose, Azinwi Kien (President, YFS)

Continuing from our conversation in November 2020, we address "misogynoir", the term coined by queer Black feminist Moya Bailey to describe the experiences of prejudice and harassment directed at Black women. The Centre for Human Rights, Equity & Inclusion will present, followed by returning noted speakers Nneka, Paula and Azinwi, who will share their experiences and challenges addressing misogynoir. This will be followed by a one hour healing and support space dedicated to Black women to address the issues and impacts of misogynoir.

Information on Sex Trafficking - February 12

When: Friday, Feb. 12, 2021
Time: noon to 1:30 p.m.
Where: Online
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Panelists: Native Child & Family Services of Toronto

The Native Child and Family Services Bekaadendang (Being Peaceful) program is dedicated to prevention work and supporting survivors of exploitation at all stages of their healing journey. The Bekaadendang team offers case-management support and intensive counselling support to survivors, conducts outreach, provides psycho-education to community around healthy relationship development and offers training to other agencies on how to better support Indigenous survivors.

Our talk will cover intersections between colonialism and trafficking, how HT affects Indigenous community members in the GTA, challenges our community members experience and our approach to service provision.