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NW Network Announces:

National LGBTQ Access Webinar Series

The 2013 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) re-authorization, championed by a national coalition of grassroots anti-violence programs, LGBTQ groups, Tribal leaders and Immigrant rights groups, marked the first ever federal legislation to protect sexual orientation and gender identity and created important new protections for Native American and immigrant survivors.

As a result, the anti-violence movement is poised to provide historic leadership as the first field in any sector to implement federal statute protections for sexual orientation and gender identity nationwide.

As part of its National Training and Technical Assistance Initiative, the NW Network will provide a 12-part, 6 month (July – Dec 2014) webinar series to advance inclusive, accessible, non-stigmatizing services to LGBTQ survivors. In addition, strategy sessions will be convened for state administrators and state coalition staff.  The series will assist providers and policy makers to incorporate the needs of LGBTQ survivors across their programming.

[Webinars: July-August]

 Webinars Open to All  (State Administrators, Coalitions and Programs)

Nothing’s Neutral: Feminist-Centered Programs Welcoming People of All Genders

Tuesday, August 26th: 12-1:30 pm Pacific (3-4:40 pm Eastern)

To Register, click here

A gender neutral analysis of intimate partner violence, abuse, sexual assault, rape and stalking will not result in more support for LGBTQ survivors.  Instead, a robust gender analysis is needed.  This webinar will make a call to action for feminist-centered anti-violence programs to welcome all survivors with meaningful support, unpack the barriers to gender-integrated services, and provide a practical framework for understanding sexism’s role in gender violence.

 [Fall WebConferences]

Open to State Administrators & Coalition Staff Only

FVPSA State Administrators Q&A/Strategy Session 1

Tuesday, October 14th: 12–1:30 pm Pacific (3-4:40 pm Eastern)

To Register, click here

FVPSA State Administrators Q&A/Strategy Session 2  

Monday, November 10th: 12–1:30 pm Pacific (3-4:40 pm Eastern)

To Register, click here

[Community Education & Social Events]

Winter Relationship Skills Class starting in 2015!

Join us Wednesdays January 7  - February 18, 6-8:30PM

Registration is open!  To register, click here

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Please join us for Winter Relationship Skills Class! This 7 week course explores the skills we need to build the relationships we want. Interpreters are available. If you need an interpreter we are happy to provide one; please register by Wednesday, December 24th. Location is accessible @ Calamus Auditorium at Gay City 517 E Pike St, Seattle.

Topics include: Identifying cultural norms & personal values Accountability Naming & setting boundaries Strengthening support networks and more!

Suggested donation: $90.00. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Scholarships & trades available.

For more information, accessibility questions or to register, contact Selma at: 206.568.7777 

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