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WCASA is Wisconsin's only state-wide coalition dedicated to ending sexual violence.

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        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault creates the social change necessary to end sexual violence. 


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        Press Release:
        WCASA Condemns ICE Enforcement Actions
        (August 8, 2017)

        “The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault calls on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to take meaningful steps to ensure that survivors of sexual violence, domestic abuse, and human trafficking can access protection and justice without fear of being detained or deported,” stated Pennie Meyers, executive director of the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA). Read on.

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        In-person training opportunity:

        "Anti-Oppression: How CCR/SART teams can work to serve the marginalized populations in their communities"

        In partnership with End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, join WCASA's own Nestic Morris, Alma Mann, and Anna Grzelak for a training to "understand the significance of privilege and oppression as it relates to sexual assault work and apply the understanding to providing more inclusive services."

        The training will take place on August 31st, from 10:00am-12:30pm. This event will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center in Green Bay, WI. Please register here by August 21st. The deadline to book a room under WCASA's room block is August 9th. For any questions, please contact Leslie Tou (WCASA) at lesliet@wcasa.org or (608) 284-5492.

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        Now Recruiting for Fall 2017 Internships

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        Upcoming Webinars

        Join us for our upcoming webinars in August and September!

        August 29th, 2pm-3:30pm - Medical Advocacy Webinar series: DNA Essentials for Advocates and Survivors

        September 21st, 10am-11:30am - Medical Advocacy Webinar series: Wisconsin Department of Justice SANE Program

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        WCASA's Movie Screenings

        Both events will be held at the South Madison Library (2222 S Park Street, Madison WI) from 4-6pm.

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        August 22nd: To commemorate the International Day for the Rememberance of the Slave Trade and Abolition (August 23rd), join us for a screening of "Slavery and the Making of America." View the trailer here.

        September 19th: In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we will be screening "La Mitad del Mundo." View the trailer here.

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        ByYourSideWI.org

        On January 30, 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and WCASA, in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Statewide Sexual Assault Response Team, announced the By Your Side campaign to support survivors of sexual assault. The campaign provides survivors with the opportunity to find information about their rape kits and to connect to local advocacy organizations for support. See above link or call 1-800-446-6564.

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        The Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) is a statewide organization incorporated in 1985 to support and complement the work of Wisconsin’s community-based sexual assault service provider programs and other organizations working to end sexual violence. WCASA works in collaboration with communities throughout the state to support existing services to victims/survivors of sexual violence, to plan for the development of new services, to create and support community prevention efforts, and to stimulate community ownership of the issue of sexual violence.

        Our work encompasses both intervention and prevention. For sexual violence to be eradicated, it must be met with a comprehensive response; this includes interceding where violence is happening to provide safety, support, and resources to those impacted by it (intervention), as well as educational outreach and social climate change which informs behavioral choices people make and precludes sexual violence from occurring in the first place (prevention). We see these activities as two sides of the same coin.

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        2017 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings

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        > August 7-10: Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), La Crosse

        > August 22 (4:00pm): Slavery & the making of America (Film Screening in honor of the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Abolition)

        > August 29 (2:00pm):  Medical Advocacy Webinar Series: DNA Essentials for Advocates and Survivors

        > August 31: Anti-Oppression: How CCR/SART teams can work to serve the marginalized populations in their communities, Green Bay

        > September 14 & 15, 
        Fall Director's Meeting, Middleton

        > September 19 (4:00pm): La Mitad del Mundo (Film Screening in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month)

        > September 21 (10:00am): 
        Medical Advocacy Webinar Series: Wisconsin Department of Justice SANE Program

        > September 26: SART Foundations & Case Reviews, Marshfield

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