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Child Sexual Abuse: Healing & Ongoing Needs of Survivors

September 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Monsoon is hosting a webinar on the experiences, healing and ongoing needs of child sexual abuse survivors from marginalized communities facilitated by survivor-activist Amita Swadhin, an educator, storyteller, and consultant dedicated to ending interpersonal and institutional violence against young people.

To register, go to: https://bit.ly/37a2sgq

About Amita Swadhin:
Amita Swadhin (they/them) is the Founding Co-Director of Mirror Memoirs, and a lifelong organizer, educator, storyteller, and strategist working to end interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. Their work stems from their experiences as a non-binary queer woman of color, daughter of immigrants from India, and a survivor of years of childhood abuse by their parents, including eight years of rape by their father, and violent state intervention at the age of 13. In 2016, Amita received a Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellowship, allowing them to launch Mirror Memoirs. From 2016-2018, they assembled a national advisory board and recorded 60 stories from survivors across 15 states in the US. In January 2017, they testified on behalf of survivors of sexual violence and LGBTQI+ Americans as a witness for the Democratic Party against Jeff Sessions’ nomination as the US Attorney General. From 2009 to 2012, Amita was the Project Coordinator and a cast member of Secret Survivors, an off- off-Broadway production they co-created with the award-winning Ping Chong & Company, featuring adult survivors of child sexual abuse telling their stories through theater. Amita is also a published writer whose work has appeared in the anthologies Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Violence, Queering Sexual Violence, Pleasure Activism, and Beyond Survival: Stories and Strategies from the Transformative Justice Movement. Over the past twenty years, they have been an executive director, board chair, youth organizer, faculty member and consultant at organizations serving low-income, immigrant and LGBTQ+ communities of color. They are also a frequent keynote speaker, delivering over 100 talks from a TEDx conference to the National Sexual Assault Conference to colleges, conferences and nonprofits nationwide. They hold a Master’s in Public Administration from New York University, where they were a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, and a Bachelor’s in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

For more information, contact Mira Yusef at mira@monsooniowa.org

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Date:
September 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm