As with any public health issue we wish to solve, it is crucial that we understand the actions those before us took to address the issue. The anti-sexual violence movement is no different. Before becoming professionalized, this movement began with and was maintained by community action. It was through the professionalization and centering of certain identities that many voices working to combat sexual violence were pushed to the side. This presentation guides audience members through the history of the anti-sexual violence movement, centering on the efforts of those who were cast to the margins.
This meeting launched the 2023 SVPN Quarterly Meeting Theme: Exploring Equity!
Presented by Kia Whittier, Violence Free Minnesota (VFMN)