Statewide Community Round Tables on Prevention

Statewide Community Round Tables on Prevention

Intersections of Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence and Sex Trafficking: Bringing the Community Together Around Prevention

Beginning November 26, the Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) will sponsor a series of statewide public roundtables geared to service providers and systems professionals who work in the areas of sexual and domestic violence, sexual exploitation and trafficking, public health, or other intersecting fields.

The roundtables will offer providers and systems professionals the opportunity to learn how to apply the latest research to community contexts for collaboration and prevention, as well as offer all attendees inspiration for action and a deeper understanding of the complex ways sexual violence, domestic violence and sex trafficking are interrelated.

Click the following links to RSVP for a specific location. Links will be updated as date, time and location are confirmed.

Morris: Monday, November 26th, 2018 from 2:00-4:30 PM at the Senior Center in Morris, MN

Red Wing: Monday, December 3rd, 2018 from 1:00-3:30 PM at the Red Wing Public Library in Red Wing, MN

Worthington: Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 from 2:00-4:30 PM at the Southwest Crisis Center in Worthington, MN

Duluth: Monday, December 17th, 2018 from 2:00-4:30 PM at the Building for Women, Duluth, MN

Bemidji: Tuesday, December 18th from 2:00 - 5:00 PM at the Northwest Indian Community Development Center, Bemidji, MN

Twin Cities: Friday, January 25th from 1:00 - 4:30 PM at the UMN's Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), Minneapolis, MN

Twin Cities: Thursday, January 31st from 1:00 - 4:30 PM at the UMN's Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC), Minneapolis, MN

 

About the Project and Round Tables

These series are the culmination of a two-year partnership between the Minnesota Department of Health and UROC to deepen our understanding of the intersections of sex trafficking with other forms of sexual and domestic violence. The project seeks to surface opportunities for prevention gathered from community wisdom and experience. Research findings will be shared on our website at the conclusion of this project. For more information or questions contact Christina Melander via email at melan108@umn.edu or phone (612)-624-4618, or Amy Kenzie at the Minnesota Department of Health via email at amy.kenzie@state.mn.us or phone 651-201-5410.

UROC-MDH Project and Partnership Goals:

  • Deepen understanding of connections between sex trafficking and other forms of violence (sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and family violence)
  • Foster relationships between public health, research and community-based programs
  • Identify upstream prevention opportunities
  • Launch community engagement through community awareness and partnerships; collaboration opportunity