Sexual violence impacts individuals, but its root causes are interwoven throughout our entire culture. Therefore, to eradicate violence, we must all evaluate the prevailing language, attitudes, and cultural beliefs about race, gender, orientation, and ability. For some victims, the impact of an assault is compounded due to the fact that their very identity presents additional barriers to accessing services or receiving compassionate care and assistance. This is a result of existing biases, stereotypes, and the unwillingness of a dominant culture to examine and change long-standing belief systems.
Understanding intersections of oppression is critical to sexual violence work. WCASA works with partners doing Racial Justice work to identify way to support efforts. For information on training, technical assistance or resources related to anti-oppression, contact Nestic Morris, Outreach Coordinator or Alma Mann, Programs Coordinator.
How We Got Here
The ALL* Workgroup is a diverse collective of advocates from across the state committed to addressing issues of sexual violence and oppression in Wisconsin. Beginning in 2012, this group has evolved in name and focus, while working to develop and implement a three-year strategic plan (2014-16).
In 2016, WCASA, after intense internal work at the suggestion of The Women of Color Network the *all-star committee transitioned to the Wisconsin Women of Color Consortium. Providing safe spaces for advocates of color to learn, connect and support each other. WWOCC provides community within the work for advocates working to support survivors and their community. If you identify as an AOC looking for more information about how you can get involve, please contact Nestic Morris.
Focus: How do we advance the change for ALL* populations within WCASA and their partners to ensure diverse needs are met to end sexual violence and oppression?
Vision: All AOC working in this movement will experience being safe, valued, respected and compensated.
Mission: To hold a platform for all AOC voices and experiences to feel safe, supported and empowered. While also providing resources, tools, skills to ourselves each other survivors, and the community.
- Generating Innovative Practices & Teachings
- Developing Enriched Connections
- Enhancing Shared Responsibility