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Event: 2018 MCADSV Conference: Embrace the MOmentum

Date: Wednesday, 11-14-2018 at 11:00 AM to Friday, 11-16-2018 at 12:00 PM


We are at a milestone in the movement to end rape and abuse. Critical conversations are happening and courageous stories are being lifted into national dialogue. In all parts of Missouri, advocates are being recognized and called upon for our expertise. Although much work remains, our movement is aligning resources, rallying allies, and embracing the momentum of social change. Now is our time to lead, learn and succeed. Join us.

Featured keynote speaker will be Vanessa Timmons, Executive Director of the  Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. Vanessa has been a writer, activist, and women's health advocate for more than 25 years.  She is a national speaker on resiliency and self-care for activists.

From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, MCADSV will host two pre-conference workshops: People of Color Network Gathering and Creating a Shared Vision for Campus Collaboration.

The People of Color Network Gathering will be facilitated by MCADSV staff and our keynote speaker, Vanessa Timmons, and will be closed to aspiring allies. Historically, the voices, experiences and expertise of people of color in the movement to end rape and abuse have been overlooked. We want to provide a space where people of color can come together to network and engage in conversations about facilitating change and centering the work of advocates of color in Missouri.

This lunch gathering is for conference attendees who identify as people of color or as members of a culturally or ethnically specific community. Our hope is that this gathering will provide next steps for centering, building and sustaining the work of people of color in this movement. Because we encourage and expect open communication, we ask that aspiring allies be respectful of this space by not attending.

For additional information, please contact LySaundra Campbell, lcampbell@mocadsv.org


Creating a Shared Vision for Campus Collaboration will be facilitated by staff from MCADSV, Partners in Prevention and the Department of Health and Senior Services’ Office on Women’s Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends partnerships between community stakeholders as a way to create prevention efforts that will have a greater impact and be more sustainable. Multi-sector collaboration is necessary in a comprehensive approach to prevent sexual violence, yet collaboration can become stalled when colleagues don’t always establish shared values and language for their work. As part of MCADSV’s work with PIP and DHSS, it was identified that before meaningful collaboration can occur, there must be a basic understanding of the role everyone can serve in preventing violence. Participants will spend time developing a message map to better identify how they can communicate their messages to a variety of potential stakeholders.

Facilitators will provide an overview of a three-year research project between MCADSV and Partners in Prevention, provide case examples of collaboration from site visits with RPE-funded campuses and practice creating shared messages for prevention policies and programs.

This lunch gathering is for conference attendees who have an interest in prevention policy implementation and program development.

For additional information, please contact Matthew Huffman, mhuffman@mocadsv.org

Registration Information:
Registration Dates: May 4-November 2

Training Location:
Holiday Inn Executive Center
Columbia, MO

Payment can be made by check, in-person, or online. Check can be mailed to MCADSV. Please include the name of registrant with payment. Attendees can pay by cash, credit card or check at the conference registration table. You can pay online by going to the "store" tab off of the MCADSV website (credit card fee applies). 

Reserving your room:
The deadline to reserve your hotel room at the conference rate of $102.95 plus tax per room (1 to 4 people) is Wednesday, October 17. Call Holiday Inn reservations at 1-800-HOLIDAY or the hotel directly at (573) 445-8531. Hotel reservations can also be made online.

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