2018 CSSP Institute
June 19-21, 2018
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, LA
About the Institute:
The 2018 CSSP Institute is a peer-learning process where grantees share organizational and individual practices to achieve sustainable programming for our communities. The three-day event is designed as a community space for networking, sharing, and nourishment for ourselves, organizations, and movements. Our space is grounded in social justice and social transformation.
The Institute will include self, organizational, and community (care) practices that will allow us to be sustainable for the long term. To that end, the Technical Assistance Team developed the following overarching goal and objectives for the Institute:
Goal: To strengthen and uplift the visibility and voice of culturally-specific programs working within communities at the intersection of violence against women and other forms of oppression.
- Engage on-the-ground experience, community-driven perspectives, and expertise of culturally- specific programs to end gender-based violence.
- Facilitate and promote peer-to-peer learning to increase knowledge exchange and social connectedness.
- Identify strategies to foster leadership within culturally-specific communities to influence policies, practices, and systems.
- Utilize art, cultural expression, and creative practice as tools for collective healing and transformation.
- Organize art, cultural expression, and creative practices as tools for collective healing and transformation.
- Promote practices that support self-care and personal resiliency.
The majority of the workshops will be presented by grantees that responded to the Call for Proposals. The TA Providers’ team selected high quality workshops that will address critical issues affecting historically marginalized communities working at the intersections of cultural identity and gender based violence.
CSSP Institute Program and Agenda:
To access the 2018 CSSP Institute Program and an agenda for the three day event, please click here.
Day 1: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Keynote: Bimaadiziwin: Through the Teachings of Our Grandfathers
Nicole Matthews (Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition)
Workshop: The Dynamics of Violence Within the South Asian Community in the United States
Chandana Guntupalli (Manavi) and Payal Sawhney (Sahara)
Workshop: Intergenerational Trauma Through Story
Beverly Scow and Alice Skenandore (Wise Women Gathering Place)
Workshop: Culturally Responsive Case Management & Programming for LGBT Survivors of Violence
Hyejin Shim (Asian Women’s Shelter)
Workshop: Safety Planning: Intersection of Social Media and Domestic Violence
Kandee Lewis and Kelli Dillon (The Positive Results Corporation)
Plenary Panel: Economic Justice
Moderator: Jorge Vidal (National Latin@ Network, Casa de Esperanza)
Panelists: Ana Longoria (MHP Salud), Lorena Kourousias (Violence Intervention Program (VIP)), Nilda Valmores (My Sister’s House)
Closing Activity: Forward Stance
Facilitator: Beckie Masaki (Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV))
Day 2: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Plenary Panel: Organizational Well-Being: Lessons Learned From the Field
Moderators: Sarah Khan (Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV)) and Victoria Ybanez (Red Wind Consulting, Inc.)
Panelists: Patricia Ross (North Brooklyn), Nilda Valmores (My Sister’s House)
Workshop: Healing for Us, By Us: Asian Pacific Islander Sexual Assault Survivors Reclaiming Healing
Debra Suh (Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF))
Workshop: Building a Sustainable Promotora Program: Expanding the COMPARTIR (Creating Opportunities to Make Promotoras Accessible Regionally Through Increased Resources) Model
Ana Lopez Salazar and Juliann Salinas (Enlace Comunitario)
Workshop: Building Inclusive Healing Spaces for Survivors of Violence
Betty-Rose Green and Tabashshum Islam (Womankind)
Workshop: Women are the backbone: Uplifting leadership and creating safe spaces for survivors after natural disasters
Tania Rosario and Lourdes Inoa (Taller Salud)
Plenary Session: Organizational Well-Being: Connecting the Dots
Sarah Khan (Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV)) and Victoria Ybanez (Red Wind Consulting, Inc.)
Plenary Panel: What’s Faith Got to Do With It?
Moderator: Aleese Moore-Orbih (Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN))
Panelists: Evette Clarke (Progressive Life Center), La Donna Combs (Sister’s Against
Abuse), Traci Jackson Antoine (Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts)
Closing Activity: Self-Care for Advocates
Day 3: Thursday, June 21, 2018 (9:30am-1:15pm)
Plenary Panel: Uplifting Youth Leadership
Moderator: Condencia Brade (Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA))
Panelists: Debra Suh (Center for Pacific Asian Families (CPAF)), Paloma Baldovinos (Caminar Latino), Kandee Lewis (Positive Results), Patricia Davenport (Our House)
Workshop: Complexity of the Intersection of Addiction and Sexual Assault: A Case Study in Integrated Care
Emily Stewart and Anna Rodriguez (Casa Esperanza, Inc.)
Workshop: Creating the New Normal: From Transitional Housing to Self-Sufficiency
Dr. Angela Parker and Donna Derden (Jenesse Center, Inc.)
Workshop: Tres Dimensiones de los Planes de Seguridad en Mujeres Latinas Inmigrante (A Three-Dimensional Approach to Safety Planning for Latina Immigrants)
Dilcia Molina and Leslie Moncada (La Clinica del Pueblo)
Workshop: Ensuring Financial Compliance of our Federal Awards
Maritza Valdez-Fagin (National Latin@ Network, Casa de Esperanza)
Closing Keynote: Unified and Unrelenting: Ending The Cross-Cultural, Color-Blind, Classless, Crisis of Domestic Violence