Violence Free Colorado's Monthly eNewsletter
Violence Free Colorado's Monthly eNewsletter
News, Upcoming Trainings, Other Resources
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November is ...

Native American Heritage Month, with a focus on Indigenous sovereignty and liberation 
2020 has been a year of action in response to the inequities laid bare by COVID-19. Indigenous sovereignty is no exception - through connection in Native communities and through solidarity with other social justice movements
From the Standing Rock and Line 3 protests, to anti-Columbus Day movements and insistence for environmental justice, to demanding land reparations and pushing for justice for missing and murdered Indigenous women, Native communities are reclaiming spaces, traditions and a world that has long been denied through racism and colonization.
As we acknowledge and recognize the rich contributions of Indigenous people during Native American Heritage Month this November, we must continue to do so throughout the year. We cannot stand for erasure of Indigenous voices, from our country's leaders to our local communities. We must amplify these voices as a reminder that their stories and experiences will not be silenced.


IllumiNative: a nonprofit initiative designed to increase the visability of - and challenge the negative narrative about - Native Nations and peoples in American society
DIFRC: the Denver Indian Family Resource Center works to strengthen American Indian/Alaska Native children and families through collaborative and culturally responsive services
Haseya Advocate Program: a Colorado Springs organization working to address violence against Native survivors of domestic and sexual violence
Erasure and Resilience - The Experiences of LGBTQ Students of Color: a series of reports examining the school experiences of LGBTQ students of color, including a report on Native and Indigenous LGBTQ youth
The Red Nation: dedicated to the liberation of Native peoples from capitalism and colonialism that centers Native political agendas through direct action, advocacy, mobilization and education

Coalition Updates

Stacey Smith,
Grants and Office Manager

Fundraising Update

Mark your calendars for Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, Dec. 8!
Our support and services have been invaluable to meet the critical needs of survivors in the middle of a pandemic. It’s not safe for everyone to stay home, and the need for services has never been greater in our state. Your support is even more critical now than ever before. Together we can rise to meet the needs of survivors.
A donation to Violence Free Colorado helps us advance the well-being of all Coloradans through relationships free from abuse and oppression. We are the only Statewide Domestic Violence Coalition providing valuable training and technical assistance to direct service organizations and affiliated professionals all across Colorado.
Please help us reach our 2020 goal of $7,500! You can donate on Colorado Gives Day, or you can schedule your donation early. Thank you for your generosity! 
Liz Stuewe
Training and TA Manager

Training and TA Update

Upcoming Brown Bags:
November Brown Bag webinar: noon, Nov. 10
What Belongs in a Survivor File? Best Practices and Practical Realities

Presenters: Advocates from Alternatives to Violence and Violence Free Colorado staff
This webinar begins with a brief review of laws and best practices by Violence Free Colorado staff, followed by advocates from Alternatives to Violence about the challenges and successes they faced using a trauma-informed lens to bring survivor files into accordance with best practices.Bring your questions and register today!
December Brown Bag webinar: noon, Dec. 8
Supporting Survivors in Family Court: COVID Considerations and ACP Participants

Presenter: Nikki Hernandez - Outreach Coordinator, Colorado Address Confidentiality Program
This webinar provides an overview of family law processes and their impact on families experieicing domestic violence, and discuss specific considerations for ACP participants going through family court. We'll also address the impact of COVID on family court procedures as a whole. Bring your questions and register today!

Upcoming Trainings

Webinars and Web-Based Trainings

All trainings are Mountain Time
Nov. 4, noon: Online Victim Services - Culturally Specific Practices. Presented by Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity
Nov. 10, noon: Creating Inclusive and Accessible Materials for Survivors. Presented by Clery Center for Security on Campus
Nov. 16, noon: Special Condition on Workplace-Related Sexual Misconduct and Domestic/Dating Violence. Presented by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. 
Nov. 17, noon: Responding to Counter Complaints in DV, SA and Stalking Cases on Campus. Presented by the Clery Center for Security on Campus. 
Nov. 17, noon: Meeting the Needs of Immigrant Survivors with Disabilities. Presented by the Vera Institute of Justice.
Nov. 18, noon: Working with Sexual Assault Survivors/Victims from Asian Pacific Islander Communities. Presented by Monsoon Asians and Pacific Islanders in Solidarity. 
Nov. 18, 1 p.m.: Share and Learn Call on Remote Legal Supervision. Presented by Victim Rights Law Center. 
Nov. 20, noon: Understanding How Socialization Impacts Minority Students Beliefs Regarding Gender-Based Violence. Presented by Clery Center for Security on Campus. 

Resources and Other News

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Violence Free Colorado 2020 Election Day Resources
Violence Free Colorado now offers a 2020 Election Day resource page in anticipation of this year's presidential election. 
These resources can help individuals and organizations plan for their care, and the care and safety of their communities during and after Election Day. The page includes information on day-of registration and voting, multilingual hotlines for voting help, voter indimidation and suppression tools, self-care tips, bystander intervention and nonprofit lobbying.
We are always available as a support to our members, so please reach out to us with any questions or concerns. 
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Land Reparations and Indigenous Solidarity Toolkit
There's no blueprint on how to work toward land reparations and land returns to Indigenous people. Resource Generation has created a guide to help support collective action toward land repatriation to Indigenous people in the ongoing struggle against colonization.
The Land Reparations and Indigenous Solidarity toolkit compiles educational resources on colonialism, decolonization and solidarity, with links to case studies and examples of settler descendants who have returned land to Indigenous people. The guide also includes questions and best practices to consider on ways to work toward land repatriation to Indigenous people.  
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Center for Court Innovation
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Center for Court Innovation Podcast Series
Under the Abusive Partner Accountability and Engagement Technical Assistance and Training Project, the Center for Court Innovation created a series of podcasts focusing on trends and innovations in abusive partner intervention programming. 
The podcasts will be released monthly and feature a drop-in call with podcast guests, where you can learn more about their work, ask questions about facilitation and implementation, and share your own ideas and strategies with peers.
View the list of podcasts here, and sign up to join the conversation today! 
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