Sexual Violence Prevention Network
Thursday, January 22, 2009, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Varsity Theater, 1308 4th St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Soroptimist International of Greater Minneapolis is proud to bring you: Dreams Die Hard: Identifying Human Trafficking in Minnesota. This event will bring awareness and promote advocacy on human trafficking locally, nationally and internationally. 100% of net proceeds will go directly to organizations that aid human trafficking victims and to various awards, scholarships and service projects that benefit women and girls locally and internationally. Soroptimist International is a worldwide volunteer service organization for women who work through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women and girls.
6:00-7:00pm- Networking, Heavy Appetizers and Silent Auction*
7:00-7:30pm- Dreams Die Hard Documentary
7:30-8:00pm- Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Kevin Bales- Free the Slaves
Ben Skinner- Author of "A Crime so Monstrous- Face-to-Face with Modern Day Slavery"
8:00-8:45pm- Panel Discussion with Question and Answer Session
Sandra Pappas- Minnesota State Senate
Sgt. John Bandemer- Human Trafficking Task Force, St. Paul Police Department
Linda Miller- Civil Society
Angela Bortel, Esq.- The Advocates for Human Rights
8:45-9:00pm- Silent Auction Winners Announced (*Silent Auction will close at 8:30 pm)
For more information and to buy tickets, link to: http://www.soroptimistmpls.eventsbot.com/
(Note: be sure to reserve your spot for this important event right away…tickets are going fast!)
Join us for the next SVPN meeting on:
Friday, February 6, 2009
9:50 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Snelling Office Park
1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN.
Topic: What does PREA have to do with me?
The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) was passed by Congress in 2004. The purpose of PREA is to shed light on and address this very common but overlooked issue. PREA directs states to create victim-centered responses to victims of sexual assault while incarcerated and to develop strategies to prevent prison rape. The Department of Corrections has focused energy on implementing PREA guidelines in Minnesota: all prison staff in the eight adult and two juvenile facilities have been trained on the basics of sexual assault/violence; investigative officers have had specialized 40 hours of training in investigating sexual assaults; facility based SART teams recently spent two days with DOC staff and MNCASA designing their response protocols.
What does this have to do with me? We know that the effects of violence within prisons affects more than the prison environment. The vast majority of MN inmates return to their communities and unaddressed physical and emotional health issues of victimization can be the catalyst for ongoing problems and challenges.
Lydia Newlin, DOC Victim Liaison, and Collin Gau, Minnesota Correctional Facility, St. Cloud,
will talk about the culture change that is underway in Minnesota prisons, the work of PREA to date, and the vision for preventing prison sexual assault.
Lunch will be provided (no charge) however, an RSVP is Required (by Wednesday, February 4)
Contact Amy Kenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: requests for special accommodations must be made by Tuesday, January 27.
(Please provide name, telephone number and type of accommodation needed to Amy Kenzie)
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Registration
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Welcome, Introductions
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 – Prevention Overview
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. – Presentation
12:15 p.m. - 12:45 - Lunch and small group discussions
12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. – Prevention Action Activities
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. – Resource Sharing, Networking, Wrap up and Evaluations
***(Please be sure to bring resources to announce/share)***
ANYONE interested in or working in the field of sexual violence prevention is WELCOME TO ATTEND.
Mark your calendar for MNALL (MN Network on Abuse in Later Life) Events (see February and June dates below)
February 10, 2009, Action Day to End Violence Against Women
June 15, 2009, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day … MNALL Conference 11am - 1 pm
Watch for further details or for more information contact: Char Thompson, MN Network on Abuse in Later Life, 550 Rice St, St Paul, MN 55103, 651-636-5311, email@example.com , www.mnall.org (link removed)
4. 14th Annual International Women’s Day Conference: Transforming the World through Women’s Voices, March 15, 2009
Presented by The Advocates for Human Rights and the Human Rights Program of the University of Minnesota
Free and open to the public
Keynote speaker, workshops, performances, film, visual arts and display and information tables from over 65 co-sponsoring organizations. For more information link to: http://www.mnadvocates.org/International_Women_s_Day6.html
5. Men and Women as Allies: National Conference on Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women, April 14-15, 2009
Men and Women as Allies: National Conference on Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women, April 14-15, 2009
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Men Can Stop Rape believes it is time for a new conversation about prevention of violence against women based on some tough, hard questions. What are women's and men's roles in primary prevention? How can domestic violence, sexual assault, and men's anti-violence groups work together to advance prevention?
We will meet these and other challenging questions head on, seeking informed and constructive answers. You will hear keynotes from new appointees and participate in federal briefings. Your participation will help to create a conference climate that is inspirational, motivational, and collaborative. For more information, link to: www.mencanstoprape.org/confernece/
7. Conference: International Bridging Perspective in Intervening With Men Who Batter, May 12-15, 2009The 2009 International Bridging Perspectives Conference in Minneapolis, MN will bring together nearly 600 people interested in and involved with working with men who use violence in their familial relationships with women and children. The focus of this conference includes bringing together those who have facilitated and run batterer intervention programs with people in other fields such as Sexual Assault, Child Protection, Courts, Law Enforcement, Probation and Parole Officers, Battered Women’s Shelter and Advocacy staff, Clergy, Healthcare professionals, Responsible Fathering program staff and many more.
The planning team recognizes that a good share of intimate partner violence is directly and indirectly sexual assault related. Many professions come in contact with batterers and are part of the intervention with them. This will be the first conference in the 26 year history of these BIP conferences that we are strategically inviting such a broad range of professionals to connect, share and learn together in ways we can all be a part of this intervening process with men who batter.
Please visit the conference website at www.bridgingperspectives.org for more information.
900 5th Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101
The primary goal of the Fifth National SART Training Conference is to improve the care provided to sexual assault victims by improving the SART system response to all victims of sexual assault. This includes improving evidence collection, investigation, advocacy response, and prosecution by providing education and training to all SART members and to foster continued SART program development and operation on a national level. For more information link to: http://www.sane-sart.com/
Visit http://stalkingawarenessmonth.org and http://www.ncvc.org/src/Main.aspx for a versatile set of resources that we hope will inspire your efforts to know, name, and stop stalking in your community.
For more information link to: the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, http://www.nsvrc.org/resource/details.aspx?ResourceId=490
The first explanation is that alcohol plays a causal role in some sexual assaults. Alcohol is one of many risk factors that increase the likelihood that a man will feel comfortable forcing sex on an unwilling woman. The second explanation is that the desire to commit sexual assault plays a causal role in the decision to consume alcohol. Some perpetrators may drink alcohol because it makes it easier to engage in disinhibited and aggressive acts. Finally, for some perpetrators there is another underlying factor that is the cause of both the sexual violence and the alcohol consumption. For example, men with antisocial personality traits are more likely than other men to drink heavily and to commit a variety of aggressive acts including sexual violence.
None of these explanations reduce perpetrators' responsibility for their actions. However, identifying the different ways alcohol relates to perpetration aids in the development of effective sexual violence prevention strategies. Read on:
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February 6, 2009, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN), What does PREA have to do with me? For more information contact: email@example.com
February 10, 2009, Action Day to End Violence Against Women. For more information contact Char Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 15, 2009, 14th Annual International Women’s Day Conference: Transforming the World through Women’s Voices, Minneapolis, MN. For more information link to: http://mencanstoprape.org/conference/
April 14-15, National Conference on Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women, Washington, DC. For more information link to:
April 24-25, Sowing Seeds of Academic Change, Nurturing New Paradigms, Minneapolis, MN. For more information link to: http://www.avahealth.org
May 8, 2009, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For more information link to: www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp
May 12-15, 2009, International Conference: Bridging Perspective in Intervening With Men Who Batter, Minneapolis, MN.
For more information link to: www.bridgingperspectives.org
May 27-29, 2009, Fifth National SART Training Conference, Seattle, WA. For more information link to: http://www.sane-sart.com/
June 15, 2009, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. For more information contact Char Thompson, email@example.com
August 7, 2009, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For more information link to: www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp
September 9-11, 2009, National Sexual Assault Conference, Alexandria, VA. For more information link to: http://www.nsvrc.org/nsac/
November 6, 2009, Sexual Violence Prevention Network (SVPN). For more information link to: www.health.state.mn.us/injury/topic/svp
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Sexual Violence Prevention Program
Injury and Violence Prevention Unit
Minnesota Department of Health
PO Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone: 651-201-5410, FAX: 651/201-5800
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