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How We Heal: Surviving Sexual Violence in Alaska
How We Heal: Surviving Sexual Violence in Alaska
2019-03-25 13:30:00
2019-03-25 15:00:00
Monday, March 25, 2019 - 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm EDT

Type of event: Meeting

Sponsor: UUA International Resources: UU United Nations Office

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.  

Address

777 UN Plaza 10th Floor
New York
NY
10017
US
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Church Center for the United Nations
777 UN Plaza
10th Floor
New York, NY 10017
United States

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