Statewide Conference to Explore, Expand, Create Opportunities to Reduce Domestic and Sexual Violence

Madison—The three statewide anti-domestic and sexual violence groups announced they will be holding a joint event in November to mobilize and educate advocates, professionals and survivors. The conference—entitled “Transform the Conversation: Explore. Expand. Create.”—will be the largest such gathering in Wisconsin in at least the last five years.

The conference is a joint effort by End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) and American Indians Against Abuse (AIAA). Over 500 participants are expected to attend on November 5th and 6th at the Kalahari Convention Center in the Wisconsin Dells. The conference features nationally recognized keynote speakers, a selection of over 50 workshops and a variety of opportunities to participate in facilitated conversations. The agencies say the gathering will be a unique forum for the exchange of promising practices to create a more peaceful state.

In a joint statement End Domestic Abuse WI, WCASA and AIAA said, “We look forward to welcoming advocates, professionals and survivors from across Wisconsin to engage in conversation. Collectively, we will energize our efforts to eliminate domestic and sexual violence. This conference will be a timely opportunity to explore innovative ideas and to expand our vision—actions that will ultimately lead us to the future we wish to create.”

More information about the conference can be found here: http://bit.ly/transformtheconvo. Registration is now open and available online at: http://bit.ly/register2transform.

###

 

Selected Resources

Voting Guide for Advocates and Survivors

This guide is meant to help advocates assist their clients with the voting process. With recent law changes and court decisions, even the basics of how to cast a ballot can be very confusing  The guide covers voter registeration, ID requirements and determining where to vote.