Upcoming Trainings

"Arrested Justice" Virtual Reading Group - Session 1

We will be reading and discussing Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation by Beth Richie. The Reading Group is hosted by Jennifer Thomas, Director of Strategic Partnerships at CJCC, Stacey Seldon, Family Violence Coordinator at GCFV, and Alexis Champion, Training Manager at GCADV.

About Arrested Justice: Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impacted activism in the U.S.-based movement to end violence against women. 

Richie argues that Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race and culture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes and consequences of gender violence. As a result, the extent of physical, sexual and other forms of violence in the lives of Black women, the various forms it takes, and the contexts within which it occurs are minimized—at best—and frequently ignored. Arrested Justice brings issues of sexuality, class, age, and criminalization into focus right alongside of questions of public policy and gender violence, resulting in a compelling critique, a passionate re-framing of stories, and a call to action for change.

The virtual book club will be held via Zoom, in 3 sessions held over the next couple of months. We will discuss the book in three sections (approximately 85 pages each section), and we will provide discussion topics prior to the group convening. 

 

After registering, you will receive a separate email with discussion questions and the Zoom link to attend the session. 

 

 

 

08/13/2020 10:00 AM

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"Arrested Justice" Virtual Reading Group - Session 1

We will be reading and discussing Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation by Beth Richie. The Reading Group is hosted by Jennifer Thomas, Director of Strategic Partnerships at CJCC, Stacey Seldon, Family Violence Coordinator at GCFV, and Alexis Champion, Training Manager at GCADV.

About Arrested Justice: Black women in marginalized communities are uniquely at risk of battering, rape, sexual harassment, stalking and incest. Through the compelling stories of Black women who have been most affected by racism, persistent poverty, class inequality, limited access to support resources or institutions, Beth E. Richie shows that the threat of violence to Black women has never been more serious, demonstrating how conservative legal, social, political and economic policies have impacted activism in the U.S.-based movement to end violence against women. 

Richie argues that Black women face particular peril because of the ways that race and culture have not figured centrally enough in the analysis of the causes and consequences of gender violence. As a result, the extent of physical, sexual and other forms of violence in the lives of Black women, the various forms it takes, and the contexts within which it occurs are minimized—at best—and frequently ignored. Arrested Justice brings issues of sexuality, class, age, and criminalization into focus right alongside of questions of public policy and gender violence, resulting in a compelling critique, a passionate re-framing of stories, and a call to action for change.

The virtual book club will be held via Zoom, in 3 sessions held over the next couple of months. We will discuss the book in three sections (approximately 85 pages each section), and we will provide discussion topics prior to the group convening. 

 

After registering, you will receive a separate email with discussion questions and the Zoom link to attend the session. 

 

 

 

08/13/2020 12:30 PM

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Domestic Violence: What Every Front-line Advocate Should Know

This virtual training will be held in 6 "Zoom" sessions over a two-week period. Homework assignments will be given between the live sessions, and the total time commitment will be approximately 20 hours. Please be sure you can meet this time commitment before registering for the training. The schedule for the live Zoom sessions is: 

Monday, August 17th - Introduction Session (mandatory) - 9:00am - 9:30am

Monday, August 24th - 9am - 11am

Wednesday, August 26th - 9am - 11am

Friday, August 28th - 9am - 11am

Monday, August 31st - 9am - 11am

Wednesday, September 2nd - 9am - 11am

This training is designed to provide new advocates and domestic violence program staff the basic principles of working with victims of domestic violence.  A variety of topics are addressed including:

  • Dynamics of domestic violence
  • Barriers faced by victims
  • Cultural competency
  • Lethality indicators
  • Safety planning
  • Crisis intervention and crisis line work
  • Advocacy foundations such as empowerment, ethics and confidentiality

This interactive training is provided by GCADV staff utilizing lecture, small group activities, role-plays, audiovisuals, and exciting discussion. The training is an excellent opportunity for new advocates to gain a thorough understanding of domestic violence advocacy or for experienced advocates looking for a “refresher” on core knowledge and skills.  

Registration Fee:

  • GCADV Member Organizations--Free
  • Non-Members--$100 per person

08/24/2020 09:00 AM - 09/02/2020 11:00 AM

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