Introduction to Economic Justice & Advocacy - Chapel Hill, NC - May 7, 2019

Economic abuse is the top if not #1 reason why a large portion of survivors have a hard time leaving an abusive situation. The immediate time after leaving is not only the most dangerous time but often the most economically treacherous.
As we continue to develop advocacy approaches to ending domestic violence, it is critical that we commit ourselves to understanding the full economic impact of violence and work to create bold victim-centered solutions to address this impact. Solutions can range anywhere from new approaches to financial safety planning to helping survivor(s) start a worker-owned business.
Our current economic system does more to perpetuate poverty and social marginalization than economic security and inclusion. How can advocates show up to help survivors navigate complicated economic systems? How have you already showed up? What’s working? What’s not working? How does this work also serve the economic security of advocates?
This training will provide advocates with knowledge and skills to meet survivors where they are and present informed options. We will develop a basic understanding of the dominant economic system we live in, identify opportunities for change and support, and discuss how to serve survivors of economic abuse using the empowerment advocacy model.
Learning objectives:
• Develop broad working definitions and scope of practices for economic advocacy and justice
• Introduce advocates to transformative approaches, programs, and tools for helping survivors, their communities, and their families develop/maintain economic security.
• Engage advocates in participatory learning activities to problem solve around challenges you have faced in this work and inspire new ideas for how to move the work forward.
• Motivate participants to start and/or continue discussions + projects through your agency with to engage partners in collaborative survivor-centered, trauma-informed economic justice/advocacy work

Event Properties

Event Date 05-07-2019 8:30 am
Event End Date 05-07-2019 5:00 am
Registration Start Date 02-26-2019
Capacity 30
Cut off date 05-03-2019 11:55 pm
Individual Price Members: FREE
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