TransLatin@

TransLatin@ Coalition, founded in 2009 as a grassroots effort to address the specific needs of Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Intersex immigrants who live in the US. The Coalition takes part in community led campaigns, policy change, and leadership development.

The Coalition is represented in the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Texas, Washington, and Washington D.C. Additionally, they are located in Mexico City. The Coalition includes information on their legislative platform, a blog covering recent news, and if in Los Angeles a list of services, the Coalition can provide.

Disability Minus Abuse

Disability Minus Abuse, founded in July 2020, aims to address abuse of people with disabilities through public awareness, education and training, policy development, law enforcement, and professional consulting. The organization provides a listserv for individuals to receive an array of resources. You can sign up here.

The organization offers an online platform for topic groups such as the intersections of Deaf individuals and police, the Equal Rights Amendment and people with disabilities, etc. To request to join, please visit here.

Community United Against Violence (CUAV)

Community United Against Violence is an organization that works to build the power of LGBTQ communities to reduce violence and oppression. The organization aims to create safe communities for everyone to thrive.

The organization offers advocacy-based peer counseling. Through this service, individuals within the LGBTQ community can access short-term counseling for emotional support, safety planning, referrals, and limited case follow-up. To schedule an appointment, you can either call 415.333.HELP (4357) or email counseling@cuav.org. I offer counseling through phone or zoom.

Take Care Tuesdays is a support group offered through zoom on Tuesday evenings open to all LGBTQIA2-S survivors of violence. Sign up here.

Seasonal events

Yoga 4 Heart Resilience is a 4-week virtual series for LGBTQI2S Survivors of violence focusing on breathwork and movement. The program is offered in English and Spanish. Sign up here. (Takes place in Fall 2021)

Sexual Assault Survivors Library

The Sexual Assault Survivors Library is a collection of books on topics of sexual assault and healing. Some books are directly related to the topic while others have mentions of sexual assault. Bibliotherapy is a therapeutic approach utilizing books and other forms of literature as a way to support healing and recovery. Reading and reflecting on materials has shown to help individuals cope with emotions and process difficult situations.

Check out the collection here.

Title IX and Sexual Assault (SA)

The video provides a brief discussion between Haley Mangette, Project Coordinator for DOJ OVW grant, and Lauren Rosenthal, Director of Gender Equity/Title IX Coordinator, about the Title IX process, supportive measures for survivors, and options for reporting.

Recording: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/314b1396-50a3-4511-8f81-f89fb8d55906

Contacts:

Haley Mangette, Haley.Mangette@kzoo.edu

Lauren Rosenthal, Lauren.Rosenthal@kzoo.edu

Resources:

Title IX

Report Form

Victim Services Resource Collective

Reconnecting: Finding Intimacy After an Unhealthy Relationship

The Kalamazoo College Counseling Department discusses how to engage in healthy relationships after being in an unhealthy relationship. They provide thoughts on what to consider when entering new relationships, and ways to support a partner who has been in a prior unhealthy relationship.

Recording: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/91547328-fa57-40c5-ac4c-bb1420b5c6b1

Stalking Resource Panel Discussion

What if I’m being stalked? A recording is provided of the discussion between representatives from YWCA Kalamazoo, K’s Office of Gender Equity/Title IX department, and K’s Counseling Department. The panelists provide resources and information on processes and protections for victim-survivors of stalking. Discussion facilitated by Haley Mangette, Project Coordinator of the DOJ Office of Violence Against Women grant and Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy.

Recording: https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/367bd1e4-5252-45ef-8e3e-922b545a4522?list=studio