How We Heal: Surviving Sexual Violence in Alaska

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Sponsor: UUA International Resources: UU Office at the United Nations

Please join us at 1:30 PM on Monday, March 25th for a panel that covers the issue of sexual violence in Alaska. Alaska has the highest rate of sexual violence in the country - nearly 250% times the national average. This panel will feature four Alaskan women sharing their experiences with sexual violence; the intersectionality of violence, trauma, and indigeneity; and their work to change the status quo:

Ronalda Angasan, founder of Alaska Natives Against Domestic Violence;

Jessica Wilson, who shared her story with 49th Rising and the First Alaskans Magazine Winter 2018-2019 issue on missing and murdered indigenous women;

Elizabeth Williams, founder of the legislative advocacy group No More Free Passes;

Barbara Johnson, founder of 49th Rising.

This is a jointly-organized project by the Unitarian Universalist Office at the United Nations and 49th Rising, a nonpartisan advocacy group addressing sexual violence issues in Alaska. 49th Rising’s work includes providing a platform for survivors to share their stories and advocating for legislative changes. Started in 2018, our goal is to make Alaska as safe as it is beautiful.

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