Presented by Nubia Peña, Director, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs
Social justice and sexual violence prevention efforts are often kept in separate spheres, failing to consider how the foundational principles of one intersects with the other. Prevention educators can use school and community based prevention initiatives to create civically engaged and empowered youth to challenge the manner in which society has created narratives that justify violence, overlook oppression, and continue discriminatory practices.
When we infuse our prevention curriculums with tenets of social justice we are actively working across the social ecological model by creating paradigm shifts in our youth in the manner in which they see themselves, develop interpersonal relationships, interact with their community, and take on roles as agents of social change.
This session will encourage programming that incorporates a social-justice framework to inspire and develop engaged youth leaders through a culturally relevant educational experience deeply rooted in anti-oppression principles. This is especially important with today’s polarized climate around immigration, race relations, civil rights, and the lack of support for survivor narratives, which must be addressed in order to create inclusive and intersectional efforts.
Please register at the link below.