The field of sexual violence historically has failed to recognize the impact intersectionality has on experiences and response to sexual violence. For some there is limited appreciation for the fact that human trafficking survivors are also survivors of sexual violence. This presentation will address the historical and ongoing failure of the sexual violence intervention movements to meet the needs of Youth Survivors of Color, the social injustice that often results in the sexual abuse to prison pipeline for these youth, and ways to engage in culturally-competent interventions to meet the needs of Communities of Color.
Gain understanding of the concept of social justice and its role in the lives of marginalized communities
Identify the historical views of sexuality, sexual violence, and mistrust of systems in the lives of People of Color
Identify how traditional advocacy, prevention, and intervention work needs to change to meet the needs of youth survivors of color, at the intersections of race/gender.