Beyond the Safety Pin: #JaggedJustice Post-Election Accountability & Action


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Wednesday January 11, 2017

8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Lawrence Street Center

Terrace Room (2nd Floor)

Denver, CO 80217


Beyond the Safety Pin: #JaggedJustice Post-Election Accountability & Action

A call has been made for people who want to express support for the African-American/Black, Latinx, Muslim, LGBTQ, and other marginalized communities experiencing high levels of fear during these uncertain times, to wear a safety pin to demonstrate that tartgeted commuities are “safe” in their presence. While this is a show of solidarity, is it enough?

This workshop will examine post-election backlash and the actions and reactions to race, gender, immigration, sovereignty and other issues causing a broad range of concerns and responses to what the Women of Color Network, Inc. (WOCN, Inc.) has defined as “#JaggedJustice.”

#JaggedJustice seeks to galvanize a collective voice in solidarity with those who have lost their lives, and with survivors of individual and collective acts of violence. Presenters will guide participants in connecting the dots between issues of oppression and the experiences of survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The concept of becoming an aspiring ally, options for providing victim support, and other strategies for resistance and change will be explored.

Workshop Agenda: 

7:45      Registration

8:30      Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:40      Assessment of Reactions

10:15    The #JaggedJustice Movement: Who is in the Margins of the Margins?

  • Affected Populations
  • Links to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
  • Criminalization of Victims
  • Accountability

12:00     Lunch (Provided)

1:00      Aspiring Allies: What is this about?

  • Am I an Aspiring Ally?
  • Cultural Spectrum

2:15       Collective Community Action

3:15       Closing and Evaluation

Presenter Biographies: 

Tonya Lovelace Davis, WOCN, Inc. Chief Executive Officer

As CEO, Tonya oversees the overall operations and programming of WOCN, Inc., gnerates funds for new initiatives, and provides vision and direction for the national training, technical assistance, programming and support provided by the organization. Tonya draws upon two graduate degrees, a former role as adjunct instructor for several accredited universities, and over 21 years of direct service, advocacy, systems change, project development and management, and national, state, and local anti-oppression and cultural competency training experience within the anti-violence against women movement. Tonya is loacted at the Harrisburg, PA home office.

Sumayya Coleman, WOCN, Inc. Leadership Program Director

Sumayya is a steadfast peaceful warriror from the South who has served for 25 plus years in various capacities as an advocate for all women, children, families and communities to heal from domestic violence. As founder of Ujima House, Inc, her leadership has helpted to develop strong and diverse mentorships and broad outreach in many communities nationally. Her vast experiences and lessons learned inspire her powerful mission to end violence against women. She was a lead organizer for the National Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign. Sumayya holds a Bachelor degree in Administration and Management and is a fellow of the Maryland Nonprofit Association Advocacy Leadership Program. She is located in the DC/Capital Region.
Continuing Education Credits: 

A Certificate of Attendance will be provided to anyone wishing to use this workshop to apply for continuing education credits.

Live Stream: 

Participation in this Community Education Series presentation will also be available via Live Stream!


$75 – Regular Registration

$35 – Student Registration

$75 – Live Stream Registration

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