About Transforming Together 2019

Join the City of Santa Cruz Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW) and the local Santa Cruz community for the 2nd annual free "awareness and prevention" symposium on Saturday, October 5, 2019, at the Louden Nelson Community Center from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

The theme is again Transforming Together and we invite the entire Santa Cruz community -- women, men, and gender non-conforming citizens -- to come together in a collective effort to generate awareness and help prevent sexual harassment, domestic and intimate partner violence, sexual assault and rape, and respond more effectively when they do occur.

The agenda includes:

9:00 am - 10:00 am -- Registration and networking - Visit local non-profits and services providers
10:00 am - 10:15 am -- CPVAW Commissioners Welcome and Announcements
10:15 am - 11:00 am -- KEYNOTE: The Disease of Violence -- A NEW Public Health Model: Prevention, Intervention, and Rehabilitation -- Dr. Joseph E. Marshall, Jr. -- author, lecturer, radio talk show host, community activist and founder of Alive & Free, an international violence prevention organization headquartered in San Francisco
11:00 am - 11:45 am -- KEYNOTE: Survivors Know Best -- Survivor-Centered Advocacy -- Julie Schneider -- Victim Advocate, Santa Cruz Police Department
11:45 am - 12:00 pm -- Break -- Visit local non-profits and services providers
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm -- KEYNOTE -- How the Healthcare Sector Approaches Primary Prevention of IPV and Sexual Assault -- Dr. Mindy Guzman -- former CPVAW Vice-Chair and Physician at Crossover Health
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm -- Lunch provided by Areperia 831 -- Visit local non-profits and services providers
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm -- CPVAW SESSION -- Santa Cruz County Needs Assessment results and recommendations -- Public Q&A session
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm -- CLOSING SESSION -- Video showing of "The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots" featuring Jackson Katz
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