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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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        I Am Evidence Movie Showing & Discussion

        On the evening of June 6 at 7:00pm, the night prior to the Training Institute, we will be showing I Am Evidence, a film that "exposes the alarming number of untested rape kits in the United States through a character–driven narrative, bringing much needed attention to the disturbing pattern of how the criminal justice system has historically treated sexual assault survivors." Watch movie trailer.





        • VOCA scholarships are still available. Apply now to send your staff to the Training Institute! Apply Here.



        Kalahari Resort & Conference Center
        1305 Kalahari Drive
        Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
        (608) 254-5466


        Keynote Speaker

        Tracy Wright

        Tracy D. Wright, the Technical Assistance Provider and Women of Color Leadership Project Coordinator with the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA) for the National Resource Sharing Project. Her current work provides technical assistance and training to 16 state and territorial sexual assault coalitions. In this capacity, Tracy works with national entities to create a coordinated response to ending sexual violence, addresses emerging issues and carves out initiatives specifically for women of color in the anti-sexual violence movement.


        The Link between Sexual Violence & Oppression

        Sexual violence is deeply connected to all forms of systemic oppression. This year, the Training Institute strongly encouraged submissions using a framework that explores sexual violence through its inherent connection to racism, patriarchy, colonialism, capitalism, transphobia, homophobia, classism, ageism, ableism, and sexism. Within this context, WCASA suggested the following themes: advocacy, anti-oppression, campus, prevention, program management and systems.


        Who Should Attend

        The Training Institute is geared towards professionals who work in the anti-sexual violence field, including but not limited to staff of sexual assault service providers, criminal justice system personnel, medical and reproductive health providers, educators/campuses, etc. All survivors and allies are welcome.



        Limited scholarships are available through WCASA to offset the cost of this training. Registrants employed by victim service provider agencies or agencies that work directly or indirectly with victim services providers are eligible for scholarships. Priority will be given to women of color. If you are not eligible or not sure, please contact us. The discounted rate of $100 for SASPs covers the cost of food (breakfast, lunch and break) on each day. The full conference rate for all other attendees is $175. Scholarship applicants are still required to pay these costs.



        WCASA has reserved a room block at the Kalahari Resort at the following rates: $82 single occupancy; $129 double, triple or quadruple occupancy. We advise making your reservation early to avoid rooms selling out. Upon reservation, please note the resort’s deposit and cancellation policy. The deadline for reservations is May 7, 2018. The cost of registration does not include the cost of lodging. You must make your own reservations.

        To book reservations call 855-875-7773 and refer to the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) room block. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12.25%) in effect at the lime of check in. Deposit policy for individual reservations: One night (plus tax) at the time the reservation is made. Cancellation policy for individual reservations: 72 hours, or more, prior to arrival to receive full refund less $25.00 processing fee. Less than 72 hours prior to scheduled arrival forfeits entire deposit. Check-in is 4:00 pm; check-out is before 10:30 am. For hotel information, including directions, see http://www.kalahariresorts.com/wisconsin.


        Dates to Remember

        • March 19: Registration opens
        • May 23: Registration closes


        Voices of Courage 2018

        The Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon is a celebratory occasion that is incorporated in to the Training Institute every two years. The luncheon honors the outstanding work of Wisconsin individuals who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to ending sexual violence. We invite friends, family and co-workers to hear the awardees share their story and accept their award.

        Have someone in mind in your community who you feel should get this award? Nominate someone today!