News & Events
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Thursday, October 29 at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific time via Zoom: Silenced No More: Advocating for Victims of Abuse in the Plain People (Amish and Mennonite) Communities
How does a girl raised to be seen and not heard, survive years of sexual abuse in a closed religious community, and escape to build a national movement of women who refuse to be silenced? Raised conservative Mennonite, Joanna was denied an education and forced to forgive her rapists. In 2019, she started Never Stand Alone, which advocates for victims of abuse in the Plain People (Amish & Mennonite) communities. Joanna and NSA Communications Director, Molly Maeve, will share how NSA has helped bring national attention to this unique population of survivors. Join us for the discussion on Zoom - you can register for that here - or catch it on Facebook Live in the SAAN FB group.
Thursday, November 5 at 7pm Eastern/4pm Pacific time via Zoom:
Whole for the Holidays: A Workshop to Plan Your Self-care
This panel discussion will explore the basics of self-care - what it is, why it's important, and how to build it into your life to keep you more in balance - and will culminate in a brief workshop to develop your plan to keep yourself sane and centered this holiday season. To register for this panel, click here.
Wednesday, November 11 at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern time via Zoom: SAAN Share webinar with Roweena Davis
Celebrate Veteran's Day with a veteran working to end domestic violence and sexual assault! This month's SAAN Share will host Roweena Davis, a 20-year retired Army veteran who served as a victim advocate for the Army Reserve and currently as the program director for Alpha Gamma Xi Military Sorority's Supporting Women and Nurturing Survivors (SWANS) program. Join her for a conversation about event planning for SAAM, DVAM, and beyond and get inspired to start planning your own! Click here to register.
November, date to be announced: SAAN Black Advocacy Group initial meeting
SAAN Leadership Development/ Communities of Color Leader Morgan Whiting (Rumple) is leading a new group for Black advocates to discuss ways to support each other and other Black advocates with whom we work, and ultimately to create safe space for us to come together and talk about joys and challenges we face both as advocates and as part of the Black community. If you are interested in learning more and/or to join the group, contact Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, December 16 at 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern time via Zoom: SAAN Share webinar with Irina Sorrels
Registration coming soon!