The panel will feature four Alaskan women sharing their experiences with sexual violence, the intersectionality of violence, trauma, and indigeneity, and their work to change the status quo:
Ronalda Angasan, founder of Alaska Natives Against Domestic Violence;
Jessica Wilson, who shared her story with 49th Rising and the First Alaskans Magazine Winter 2018-2019 issue on missing and murdered indigenous women;
Elizabeth Williams, founder of the legislative advocacy group No More Free Passes;
Barbara Johnson, founder of 49th Rising.
The panel is jointly organized by the Unitarian Universalist Mission to the United Nations and 49th Rising, a nonpartisan advocacy group addressing sexual violence issues in Alaska. 49th Rising’s work includes providing a platform for survivors to share their stories and advocating for legislative changes. Started in 2018, our goal is to make Alaska as safe as it is beautiful.
If you are able, please donate to help us get to the UN. We are survivors and volunteers, and we are trying to make Alaska as safe as it is beautiful. To give, please follow this link: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/how-we-heal-overcoming-violence-in-alaska?utm_campaign=oc&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=crowdrise&fbclid=IwAR11ubSFTuJzGQ9_vawDdbcdY23aUnnLonlN4NFQIxCVRZbx5eoBhyTfuOc.
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