Training and Event Calendar

This event calendar is provided as a service to our members and the public. An event may be cancelled at any time. Please confirm the event with the sponsor prior to making travel plans. To submit an event, please contact us.

August 2013 – May 2014

Aug
26
Mon
Louisiana Housing Alliance Listening Tour @ Red River Bank
Aug 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Louisiana Housing Alliance is hosting its 5th Annual Listening Tour August 19th-30th! Each year they convene housing advocates, developers, service providers, government officials, and policy makers to discuss housing issues in your community.

The Listening Tour is a critical event that shapes the state-level policy priorities for the Louisiana Housing Alliance each year. Register for the meeting closest to you, and let your voice be heard!

For more information and to register: http://lahousingalliance.givezooks.com/events/2013-louisiana-housing-alliance-listening-tour

Oct
5
Sat
Pierre Bossier Mall Domestic Violence Awareness Information Fair @ Pierre Bossier Mall
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Information fair and Clothesline Project Display.

For more information contact Providence House at 318-221-7887.

Oct
15
Tue
Trends in Clinical Teaching: Collaborations and Case Types @ BWJP Webinar
Oct 15 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Jeana Lungwitz, director of the Domestic Violence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, will be joined by social worker, Terry Secrest, and former Domestic Violence Clinic student, Marsha Perez, in discussing the collaboration between law students and social work students in assisting survivors of domestic violence in the wide array of cases accepted by the Clinic.

For more information and to register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=347

Oct
19
Sat
Boardwalk Mall Domestic Violence Information Fair @ Boardwalk Mall
Oct 19 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

DV awareness information fair and Clothesline Project display.

For more information contact Providence House at 318-221-7887.

Oct
23
Wed
Bilberry Park Community Center DV Awareness Event @ Bilberry Park Community Center
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

For more information contact Providence House at 318-221-7887.

 

Oct
26
Sat
Logansport Balloon Release, Walk, and Vigil @ Logansport Riverfront
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Project Celebration will host a domestic violence awareness month balloon release, awareness walk, and vigil at the riverfront in Logansport, LA.

Clothesline project will be displayed as well.

For more information, contact Project Celebration at 318-256-3408.

Jan
22
Wed
Children Exposed to Violence: When Domestic Violence Meets Child Abuse @ DCFS Regional Office
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
12
Wed
BEST Party Model: Shaping Party Environments to Prevent Sexual Violence @ Webinar
Mar 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

To register: http://conferences.bwjp.org/webconferencedetail.aspx?confid=367

Presenter: Ed Heisler, Executive Director, Men As Peacemakers; Co-Coordinator, Minnesota Men’s Action Network (MN-MAN): Alliance to Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence
Description: For many college students, parties and college are like books and classes. They just go together. Students come to college to earn a degree, but college parties are an integral part of the recreational and social experience. Unfortunately, though, parties frequently include domination, disrespect, or use of sexual or physical violence against women. This can devastate individuals and negatively impact the entire campus community. The reality is that men are responsible for most of these damaging behaviors, and women are left to deal with party environments that become uncomfortable and dangerous. The party scene, however, does not have to be overshadowed by discomfort, fear, and violence against women. Men As Peacemakers, through its MN-MAN programming, has worked with students to create the BEST Party Model—an innovative approach to sexual assault prevention on college campuses.  BEST involves college men and women in shaping safe, respectful, and fun party environments that will help prevent sexual violence.  This webinar will provide an introduction to the BEST Party Model, and explain what students are doing to create Party Revolution to prevent sexual violence.
Learning Objectives:

  • Understand factors that contribute to a campus environments across the country where an average of 1 in 5 women experience an attempted or completed rape.
  • Describe the importance of college party environments as a platform for the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.
  • Define a primary prevention strategy allowing individuals to shape social environments, including parties, to prevent sexual and domestic violence.
  • Define how the BEST Party Model anchors an innovative, campus-wide strategy, to promote gender equity and prevent sexual and domestic violence.
Apr
9
Wed
LDAA 40th Annual Support Staff Conference
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm

The 2013-2014 Support Staff Training Committee – in conjunction with the Louisiana District Attorneys Association – Presents “The Jewels of the Offices: Spotlighting 40 Years of Support.”

More information: http://www.ciclt.net/ul/ldaa/SupportStaffPoster.pdf

May
1
Thu
Improving existing, and creating new gendered violence prevention programs and policies on college campuses: An organizing approach @ Webinar
May 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Description: In January 2014, President Obama announced the launch of a new task force to prevent sexual violence on college campuses. Citing that 1 in 5 women on college campuses have experienced some form of sexual violence during their academic careers, but only 12 percent of student victims report the assault. The President has called this epidemic “totally unacceptable.”

Urging a fundamental shift in attitudes around sexual violence, the President’s actions are timely considering the work of Futures Without Violence Campus Fellows across the country. Launched in the fall of 2013, the Campus Leadership Program aimed to spur creative, student-led action to change university policy, enhance curriculum, raise awareness and shift campus culture.

In this interactive webinar, we will share what our Campus Fellows have accomplished this year within their diverse academic fields. Additionally, we will open the forum to students with experience or interest in this work, and brainstorm programmatic, policy-oriented, curricular, institutional, legal, and subversive tactics to improve prevention and intervention programs on your college campus.

For more information: http://www.futureswithoutviolence.org/section/our_work/health/_webinars/_05_01_14