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

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        Our Mission

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


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        Events

          

        Location

        Kalahari Resort & Conference Center
        1305 Kalahari Drive
        Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

         

        Requesting Proposals for Breakout Sessions

        We invite you to share your knowledge and experience with your colleagues at the WCASA Training Institute. 

        Submit a workshop proposal today!

        Suggested Themes
        Sexual violence is deeply connected to all forms of systemic oppression. We strongly encourage use of a framework that explores sexual violence through its inherent connection to racism, patriarchy, colonialism, capitalism, transphobia, homophobia, classism, ageism, ableism, sexism. Within this context, WCASA is suggesting five proposed themes for the Training Institute.

        • Advocacy: Proposals should relate to working directly with and outreach to individuals impacted by sexual violence.
        • Prevention: Proposals should address prevention across the lifespan, with an emphasis on primary prevention.
        • Program Management: Proposals should build skills related to day-to-day operations and management of programming. Examples include, but are not limited to, grant writing and reporting, supervision, budgets, program evaluation.
        • Systems: Proposals should address issues in the fields of criminal justice, campuses/education, medical and other systems.
        • Campus: Proposals should address sexual violence prevention and advocacy efforts in a campus setting.

        *Workshops may address more than one theme.

        All breakout sessions will be allotted 75 minutes. Workshops that cover two 75-minute sessions will also be considered.

        Submit a workshop proposal today!

         

        Keynote Speaker

        Tracy Wright

        Tracy 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.

         

        Dates to Remember

        • February 9: Breakout proposals are due
        • Late March: Registration opens
        • Early May: Registration closes

         

        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.

         

        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 four proposed themes: advocacy, prevention, program management and systems.

          

        Registration Cost / Scholarships

        This information will be released closer to registration open date.

         

        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!

        Upcoming Events

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        2018 Calendar

        Regional TA Info/Trainings

        Webinars

        Statewide & National Events

         

        Registration Open

         

        > February 4-6, 2018: 

        2018 Summit on Healthy Teen Relationships, WI Dells

        > February 20-22, 2018: 

        Sexual Assault Victim Advocacy School (SAVAS), Madison

         

        Save the Date

         

        > March 6, 2018


        > April 7, 2018: Survivors & Allies Day of Healing / 7th Annual Wrap Around the Capitol, Madison

        > June 7 & 8, 2018: WCASA's Training Institute, Kalahari Resort, WI Dells

        > June 8, 2018: Voices of Courage Awards Luncheon, WI Dells

        > June 22, 2018: Paths to Healing Conference, Madison

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