The Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition (MIWSAC) invites you to apply for an exciting opportunity to share your knowledge, connect with other changemakers, and shape the work!
We are looking for participants for an upcoming Listening Session to share their knowledge, connect with other changemakers, and inform the work of the National Tribal Sexual Assault Resource Center! This in one of MIWSAC’s newest projects, focusing on enhancing knowledge and capacity for Tribes, urban Indian communities, and anyone who is working to prevent sexual violence or provide support to Indigenous survivors. The National Tribal Sexual Assault Resource Center can provide training, tailored support, and resources.
- Dates: March 13 & 14, 2024 (expect to travel on March 12th and depart March 14th in the evening or on March 15th)
- Location: Seattle, WA
- MIWSAC will cover all travel costs including food, airfare, hotel, and other related costs.
- Stipends may be available to support attendance at this event.
This Listening Session is one way we are wanting to hear from our relatives about what communities and survivors are needing, as well as strategies for creating lasting programs, prevention efforts, and social change.
Who should apply? We are looking for advocates, service providers, activists, and others who are supporting Native survivors of sexual violence. This includes Tribal advocates, Tribal coalition staff, community activists, and Native advocates who are working in this movement.
Our hope is to have a group that reflects the vastness of our human experience as Native people. This includes those from different places around the country, folks who represent the fullness of the gender and sexuality spectrums, differing abilities, those who are new to this movement, and those who have been in this movement for many years. We welcome diversity in many other ways not listed as well.
We are seeking people willing to share their thoughts and work collectively to generate ideas about strategies, resources, and trainings that would benefit communities and survivors across the country. While this is called a listening session, we want this to be a generative conversation and a positive reciprocal space for us to be together.
Applications will be accepted until February 16th, with selection decisions sent out by February 20th. To cultivate an effective convening space, we are limiting the number of participants to 25 people. We anticipate that we may not be able to select all applicants, but will provide additional opportunities for feedback and relationship building for all as we continue our work moving forward!
Find more information and apply BY FEBRUARY 16 at miwsac.co/Mar24listeningsession