7th Annual MCASA Women of Color Conference

Jun 13th, 2012

You are invited to attend the

7th Annual MCASA Women of Color Conference

Bring the Noise: Communities of Color Speak Out Against Sexual Assault

July 18, 2012 -- 9:00am-5:00pm

Busboys & Poets, 5331 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, MD 20781


Featuring – Loretta J. Ross, a pioneer and visionary in the violence against women movement.  Ms. Ross is acclaimed for her early role as one of the first African American women to direct a rape crisis center in the 1970’s.  She is a Co-Founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective and currently serves as its National Coordinator. Her work focuses on the intersectionality of social justice issues and how this affects social change and service delivery in all movements.  Ms. Ross will be discussing the history of the movement to end violence against women and how our movement may meet new challenges that are both local and global in nature Also featured at the conference, panel presentations and topical discussions on:
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Male Victimization
  • Prison Rape
  • Victimization in LGBTQIA Communities
  • Human Trafficking
  • Prevention Strategies
  • And more...
Register online here: http://bit.ly/KBAJDl Registration fee is $10 before July 9 and $20 thereafter. Scholarships available.  Contact [email protected] for more info. Lunch will be provided by Busboys & Poets for a separate cash only charge of $15.00 to be paid individually on-site. Menu options provided at time of registration. Immediately following will be a networking reception and the FREEYour Blues Ain’t Like Mine’ Poetry Set featuring area artists speaking to violence in communities of color. Stick around for this awesome event and wait out the traffic too!

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