News & Events

Margin to Center

If you take our DVSV trainings and workshops, you will learn about how domestic and sexual violence is rooted in systematic and institutional oppression. Our focus the first morning at the Advocacy Learning Center was setting this foundation, connecting oppression and DVSV. We discussed the Pillars of Oppression and did a Margin to Center exercise demonstrating how multiple identities intersect.  In ways, we each are both the oppressor and the oppressed.
 

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[image description: two photos side by side, on the left is a poster of the Pillars of Oppression: Center=Ruler/Oppressor (image of a triangle) Margin = Ruled/Oppressed, Make oppressed into inferior objets undeserving of equal treatment, Teach submission through day-to-day disdain and messages of inferiority and overt violence, Able to use violence against oppressed with impunity, Split oppressed into “good” (collaborators) and “bad” (resistors).  Behind the poster is the “island of survivors” a large circle covered by many colored post-its with written messages.  The second photo is white poster paper with a large circle titled Margin and a smaller circle inside it titled Center.  There are hand written words on various parts of the circles such as men, white, rich, cisgender, heterosexual, temporarily able bodied at the Center and words such as single mothers, LGBTQ, rural, undocumented residents, HIV Aids at the Margin.]

 

 

DeafHope & ALC

We are thrilled to have been chosen for an 18 month immersion program to elevate DVSV advocacy services. Through the Advocacy Learning Center, we are working with DVSV agencies from around the country to talk about our work to end violence against women. Our Empowerment Directors are in Chaska, Minnesota for the week – stay tuned for more updates!

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[image description: training poster showing a painting by Mali Kouanchao of three women of color raising their hands up together toward a swirling backdrop of blue sky, red mountains and green landscapes. The conference title is shown: The Advocacy Learning Center, a force for change. Welcome. Praxis International, Office on Violence Against Women, Manavi]

Supporting Survivors Workshop – July 11th!

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FLYER IMAGE: JULY 11 in block letters on the top left.  Below that is a black square with white letters, “Together All in Solidarity. Intersectional Activism” A large black/white picture of De’Lasha Singleton, a black woman with chin-length hair signing “YOU” with another hand on her chest. She looks compassionate and caring. Below that, there is white text in a pink box: “SUPPORTING SURVIVORS WITH DE’LASHA SINGLETON.” DeafHope’s logo is on the right. A larger purple box is below that with the text: 470 27th Street, Oakland. 1pm-4pm. De’Lasha Singleton from Together All in Solidarity (TAS), will talk about how community allies can be accessible and supportive for all survivors of domestic or sexual violence. Workshop in ASL. Please make request for DeafBline interpreters by July 2nd. NO COST! TO RSVP: DEAFHOPE@DEAF-HOPE.ORG

Oregon Court Interpreter Conference

DeafHope was honored to present this weekend at the Oregon Court Interpreters Conference. Such a great energy with this group! After a lovely lunchtime serenade, we discussed Trauma Informed Interpreting and strategies for self-care.  Thank you for a wonderful welcome to Portland!

Oregon Court Interpreter Conference

 

[image description: Collage with three photos on top and one on bottom.  Top left is the powerpoint title screen with an image of  several hands clasped together and the text Trauma-Informed Interpreting, Pacific Northwest Court Interpreter Conference June 2015.  The middle top image is of a grey haired gentleman playing a small guitar and two woman dancing beside him.  The third top image is the logo of the Judicial Department of Oregon.  The bottom image is a group photo of many of the workshop participants, standing together at the front of the room.  They are smiling and looking at the camera.]

A Glimpse of Dare to Utter

to buy your ticket: http://daretoutterca.bpt.me

TRANSCRIPT

[Jeana Williams: I trusted him. I thought we were friends… but he raped me.

Shira Grabelsky: I got things from his car and went to the police. I don’t remember what happened after that.

Christine Kanta: He took my bible. He took my cross necklace. He called me evil and I believe him. I believed I was evil.

Rima Cornish: I went in the room and told him that we refuse to leave until he leaves. He said, “Everything is fine. Look… we are just talking. It’s fine, right?” Sarah was too drunk to respond. Huh? Drunk means yes? Really? Ugh…

Sophia Brunton: I was unsure what to do when my baby was born. Did I want my child to grow up seeing me get hurt by his father every day? I looked at my baby, and realized I didn’t want that. This was when I decided…

Black background with white text: Dare to Utter. May 29, 2015. Deaf Survivors’ Stories. A video of a person signing “Dare to Utter” is visible behind the text.

Black background with white text: Dare to Utter. May 29, 2015. California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Klopping Theatre. 7:00 pm. $15. Buy tickets online: http://daretoutterca.bpt.me. All proceeds will go to DeafHope.]

Dare to Utter Promo

 

TO BUY YOUR TICKET:  http://daretoutterca.bpt.me

TRANSCRIPT:

[Black and white video of different people (video cuts off their head) signing “Dare to Utter.”

Rochelle Greenwell is looking down, and then at the camera.

Cesar Ayla is looking directly at the camera, looking frustrated.

Leala Holcomb is looking at the camera, moving zir head to right, looking sad.

Roz Ramos is looking at the camera, and then looks away from the camera, looking frustrated.

Blair Rasmus is shaking her head, looking away from the camera.

Cara Barnett is looking away from the camera, looking sad.

Ian Sanbourn is looking at the camera, blinking slowly.

Black and white video of different people (video cuts off their head) signing “Dare to Utter.”

Leala Holcomb: “Texting me often, telling me to come home. I… sighs…”

Ian Sanbourn: “Few hours of partying and drinking, and then it happened. I got sick for life.”

Roz Ramos: “I wanted to get out but the Deaf community was too small. I felt trapped.”

Blair Rasmus: “We have been together for ten years, and I am still confined in my home.”

Cara Barnett: “You came to me. You said, “Hello, you are my girlfriend.” What? No. We haven’t discussed anything.”

Cesar Ayla: “I don’t know what it is called. Sexual harassment? Rape? Or what?”

Rochelle Greenwell: “I was seven years old when it happened to me.”

Black background with white text: Dare to Utter. May 29, 2015. Deaf Survivors’ Stories. A video of a person signing “Dare to Utter” is visible behind the text.

Black background with white text: Dare to Utter. May 29, 2015. California School for the Deaf, Fremont. Klopping Theatre. 7:00 pm. $15. Buy tickets online: http://daretoutterca.bpt.me. All proceeds will go to DeafHope.]

May DV/SV Training

DeafHope just had our weekend DV/SV training for community members. Thanks to everyone who came and gave their time and energy for this important movement!

 

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(image: group picture of 16 training participants.
in the back two people are holding dogs. in the front, there are two babies looking at each other)

Upcoming Events

October 2016

  • Deaf Access for Survivors webinar: Oct. 5 10a
  • DVSV Training Must attend all three days: Oct 14, 15 & 16 9-5p