Violence and Power Workshop

September 23, 2017

    Violence and Power Workshop

    In Partnership with Collective Action for Safe Spaces
    woolly's melton Rehearsal Hall
    5 - 7 pm  //  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
    free and open to the public


    Microaggressions, property destruction, religious bans, murder: violence takes many forms in the United States today. But which forms of violence we recognize, and whether we respond, often has to do with our individual identities, and how our communities operate. This hands-on workshop led by Jessica Raven, Executive Director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces, will explore the complexity of how power and violence operate on personal and systemic levels, and offer practical insights on intervention.

    Meet Jessica Raven

    JESSICA RAVEN is a community organizer and activist for gender, racial, and economic equity. She joined Collective Action for Safe Spaces as a Board Member in August 2014 in response to her experiences with street harassment in DC, stepped up as Interim Executive Director in September 2015, and became named Executive Director in March 2016. Previously, she managed the communications for local poverty relief agency, Bread for the City, and the individual giving program for global anti-trafficking organization, Polaris. She has also worked in fundraising, community organizing, and volunteer management for several nonprofit organizations in Southern California, such as the Los Angeles Youth Network’s rehabilitative care facilities for homeless youth and the Downtown Women’s Center’s permanent supportive housing program for low-income and abused women experiencing homelessness.

    Jessica graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in History. She is a mom to one toddler and one cat. She tweets about motherhood, intersectional feminism, the need for affordable housing, and her daily encounters with catcallers at @thejessicaraven.

    In Partnership with Collective Action for Safe Spaces