Thursday, April 22nd 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Mountain Time Presented By: Leah Green, Rural Technical Assistance Specialist for the Resource Sharing Project, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Gina Lopez, Rural & Indigenous
Thursday, April 22nd 2:00 pm-3:30 pm Mountain Time
Presented By: Leah Green, Rural Technical Assistance Specialist for the Resource Sharing Project, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Gina Lopez, Rural & Indigenous Communities Specialist
In this next round of the same discussion format as Part 1 Rural Sustainability, we will, with sustainability and reality framed, approach how to prioritize services. We will explore questions like, what are attainable realities when we prioritize services? What populations of our rural communities take priority when making these important decisions? Creative types of support that are intangible and still effective while building and strengthening agency capacity and community trust.
Leah is originally from Eastern Iowa and earned a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and Studio Art from Cornell College. She has been involved in the anti-violence movement since 2010 working for several centers across Iowa as an advocate and prevention educator. At the Resource Sharing Project, she provides training and technical assistance to state coalitions and rural dual-service programs across the country on issues related to creating sustainable sexual assault services.
Gina joined CCASA in October 2018 as the Rural and Indigenous Communities Specialist within the Programs department providing training and technical assistance. She is a member of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe in Towaoc, Colorado and had been the Program Coordinator and victim advocate for the Tribe’s first-ever tribal comprehensive victim services from late 2015 to 2018. With experience as a tribal victim services advocate and supervisor of prevention programs for domestic violence, sexual assault and suicide on the reservation. She is also the co-facilitator of NAUHZCASA (Navajo, Apache, Ute, Hopi, Zuni Coalition Against Sexual Assault) that provides for resources, information and support for providers and responders in the 5 Nations of the southwest. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology from Metro State University and enjoys being cared for by her amazing dogs Igsy and Olly.
*Please note this is the second part of a series. You do not need to attend part 1, but it is highly encouraged. If you cannot attend part 1, check out the recording on our YouTube channel beginning April 9th, 2021.
This training is supported by federal grant 2019-SW-AX-0004 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this training are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.
(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm