Elevate | uplift
Elevate|Uplift is a collaboration in changing practices and supporting healing, led Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition, in equal partnership with Mujeres Latina en Acción (Mujeres), the National Organization of Asians And Pacific Islanders Ending Sexual Violence (NAPIESV), the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the Resource Sharing Project (RSP), and the National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA), supported by the Office on Violence Against Women.
Elevate|Uplift is built on the foundation of lessons learned from the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative, a multi-year national project that helped community-based organizations strengthen services for survivors of sexual violence. Elevate | Uplift deepens and broadens that work by offering survivor-serving organizations the opportunity to explore these lessons learned together with community.
Elevate | Uplift guides our work based on the following principles:
As a people of many people, connected by the threads of our values, we will continue to do the work needed to grow, explore, and learn from one another. We will do this work rooted in love—connecting our threads of truth and respect, being accountable to having each other’s backs, and with the bravery to call each other out and call each other in, in times of need.
We acknowledge that sexual violence and anti-racism work is not easy, but is essential. We are collectively committed to doing this work with deep integrity and we maintain grounding in our guiding principles. We believe that processes are as meaningful as outcomes and recognize that working in partnership leads to good advocacy work. We stand committed to each other and ourselves.