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NOW Webinar on Domestic and Sexual Violence during COVID-19

NOW Webinar on Domestic and Sexual Violence during COVID-19

Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
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In this webinar hear from Indira M. Henard, Executive Director of the D.C. Rape Crisis Center and Monika Johnson Hostler, President National Alliance to End Sexual Violence cover an overview of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic presents to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Topics will include:

  • The unintended consequences of COVID-19 on survivors of sexual violence.
  • When the healers need fo be healed.
  • Radical self care and wellness in COVID-19
  • Data from national survey on needs of sexual assault survivors
  • Discussion about policy and funding implications  

Indira M. Henard has been with the DC Rape Crisis Center for the last twelve years serving in different capacities, lending invaluable experience including leadership roles in fundraising, operations, cultivating relationships and strategic partnerships, as well as coalition building. Under Ms. Henard’s Executive leadership she has not only repositioned the oldest and the first rape crisis center in the country, but she has laid a strong foundation as the agency prepares to celebrate 50 years of survivor centered, and community led services. Additionally, under Ms. Henard’s leadership the DC Rape Crisis Center received the 2019, and 2020 Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal, as well as the 2019 Agency of the Year Award by the National Association of Social Workers.

Monika Johnson-Hostler is a lifelong advocate and policy leader. Elected in 2013, she is the third African American woman elected to the Wake County Public School System Board in its 40-year history. She is also the first African American woman to serve as the board president for the National Alliance Ending Sexual Violence, the policy voice for 1,500 rape crisis centers across the country. As the Executive Director of the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA), Monika leads the survivor-focused charge for the 75 rape crisis centers and a host of first responders across the state. Advocacy, education and legislation are the key tools used to ensure that survivors have access to free, confidential, comprehensive healing services. Under Monika’s guidance, North Carolina passed the sexual battery law in 2003, became among the first states in the nation to pass a protective order for sexual assault and stalking, and established the first statewide Human Trafficking Task Force with the North Carolina Attorney General. 

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