Our Story – Our Truth: Women of Color Survivorship

Teresa M. Stafford | September 22 | 2:45-3:45 PM | Room 2592

This presentation will provide participants an opportunity to gain an understanding of the history of Women of Color as it relates to sexual violence and the anti-oppression/anti-violence movement. The presenter will discuss the implications and present-day manifestations of historical trauma on Women of Color, as well as the systematic failures that impact Women of Color from accessing needed services. Finally, the presenter will teach the audience ways in which they can become trauma-informed, and how they can engage with Women of Color survivors while incorporating cultural humility.

Presentation Objectives:

·         Describe the history of Women of Color as it related to sexual violence

·         Explain instances of historical trauma on Women of Color which lead to systematic failures

·         Describe engagement strategies and ways to be trauma-informed

About the Presenter