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DC Anti-Violence Project

DC Anti-Violence Project Formerly known as GLOV, DC Anti Violence Project works to address all forms of violence against the LGBT community. The primary mission of the DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP) is to work to reduce violence against Le***an, Gay, Bisexual and transgender (LGBT ) individuals (and those perceived as LGBT ) through community outreach, education, and monitoring cases to ensure that the rights and dignity of LGBT victims are respected and protected.

DCAVP also seeks to assist victims of anti-LGBT violence by advocating on their behalf, encouraging reporting, and providing a community of support. For more information, visit www.dcavp.org or e-mail infoglovdc.org.

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SLOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE for the DC Center for the LGBT Community's 10-week Queer Women* Working Through Trauma (QW*WTT...
02/25/2022
Working Through Trauma Groups – The DC Center for the LGBT Community

SLOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE for the DC Center for the LGBT Community's 10-week Queer Women* Working Through Trauma (QW*WTT) group. The groups are no cost for LGBTQ+ survivors of violence, trauma and abuse, and are held via Zoom on Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm, beginning next week: Mar 1 - May 3, 2022. Groups are limited to 10 persons. Click here for more information and email Michele Johns at [email protected] to set up a short intake session. https://thedccenter.org/health/working-through-trauma-therapy-groups/

Working Through Trauma Groups The DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP) LGBTQ+ Working Through Trauma groups invite LGBTQ+ survivors of violence, abuse and trauma to focus on processing trauma responses and symptoms as a group through a variety of therapeutic techniques, learning to manage triggers and p...

02/15/2022

TWO REMARKABLE STORIES: A Virtual Celebration of Black History Month - Wednesday, February 23, 6:00 PM
What began as a unique alliance grew into the LGBTQ+ veteran movement in New York. We have BVSJ to thank for helping to get this movement off the ground. Thirty years later, New York passed the Restoration of Honor, legislation that changed Louis Miller’s life. Join us to hear two remarkable stories as we celebrate Black History Month.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/two-remarkable-stories-a-celebration-of-black-history-month-tickets-266198485837?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Upcoming classes by our friends at Defend Yourself! https://defendyourself.org/find-a-class/#empowerment
02/15/2022
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Upcoming classes by our friends at Defend Yourself!
https://defendyourself.org/find-a-class/#empowerment

Have you been harassed at work (virtually or in person), on the street, or on public transit? Is a family member intrusive, either with words or physically? Is there anyone you want to set a limit with, but aren’t quite sure how to say it? Do you want to know what to do if you’re ever attacked? ...

Welcome Sade Adeeyo to the DC Center Working Through Trauma Groups facilitator team!https://thedccenter.org/welcome-sade...
02/10/2022
Welcome Sade Adeeyo, LGPC – The DC Center for the LGBT Community

Welcome Sade Adeeyo to the DC Center Working Through Trauma Groups facilitator team!
https://thedccenter.org/welcome-sade-adeeyo-lgpc/

Welcome Sade Adeeyo, LGPC February 10, 2022 by Christina Cappelletti Welcome Sade Adeeyo to the DC Center for the LGBT Community! Sade (she/her) joins our Working Through Trauma groups facilitation team in Behavioral Health Services at the Center. Sade looks forward to getting to know and supporting...

CHANGE IN DATES: The DC Center for the LGBT Community's next 10-week Queer Women Working Through Trauma (QWWTT) group ru...
01/24/2022
Working Through Trauma Groups – The DC Center for the LGBT Community

CHANGE IN DATES: The DC Center for the LGBT Community's next 10-week Queer Women Working Through Trauma (QWWTT) group runs Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm, Mar 1 - May 3, 2022, via Zoom. Groups are limited to 10 persons. Click below for more information and to join the call list for an intake. Queer Any Gender Working Through Trauma (QAGWTT) groups will begin in April or May and anyone can join the call list any time for those groups as well.
https://thedccenter.org/health/working-through-trauma-therapy-groups/

Working Through Trauma Groups The DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP) LGBTQ+ Working Through Trauma groups invite LGBTQ+ survivors of violence, abuse and trauma to focus on processing trauma responses and symptoms as a group through a variety of therapeutic techniques, learning to manage triggers and p...

Hate Bias Task Force Panel Presentation, Tue, Jan 25, 5:30pmThe United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colu...
01/20/2022
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Hate Bias Task Force Panel Presentation, Tue, Jan 25, 5:30pm

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia would like to invite you to join us for our quarterly Hate Bias Task Force Meeting on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at 5:30 p.m via WebEx. The meeting will include a presentation by Jennifer Mika, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Pretrial Mental Health Coordinator, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Dr. Shilpa Krishnan, Deputy Director of Forensic Services Division, Department of Behavioral Health and Christina Cappelletti, Lead Therapist, DC Center for the LGBT Community, discussing the intersection between the criminal justice system and mental health.

https://usao.webex.com/webappng/sites/usao/meeting/info/152fa69771a24e729a101744ce2d9d1e?siteurl=usao&MTID=m46bcba38ebc4bde7035a6655dd684dfb

Simple, modern video meetings for everyone on the world's most popular and trusted collaboration platform.

Welcome to a new year. Here's to fighting psychological and physical violence in all its forms in 2022. See this fact sh...
01/06/2022
Stalking Awareness Month | Stalking Awareness & Prevention | SPARC

Welcome to a new year. Here's to fighting psychological and physical violence in all its forms in 2022. See this fact sheet on LGBTQ+ Stalking Awareness.
https://www.stalkingawareness.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/SPARC_Stalking-LGBTQ-Fact-Sheet.pdf

January 2022 marks the seventeenth annual (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking.

LGBTQ+ partner organization, Defend Yourself, has great bystander empowerment workshops.
11/02/2021

LGBTQ+ partner organization, Defend Yourself, has great bystander empowerment workshops.

Be the Change: Skills for Interrupting Hate, via our friends at Defense Yourself. https://defendyourself.org/find-a-class/

Our partners at JCADA are offering a new weekly LGBTQ+ Support Group: If you are interested in joining the group, please...
11/01/2021

Our partners at JCADA are offering a new weekly LGBTQ+ Support Group: If you are interested in joining the group, please email Andrea Ortiz, LCSW-C, and Anna Ehrlich at [email protected] and [email protected].

No more violence against intersex people. Address the bullies, not the targets. Happy Intersex Awareness Day. The period...
10/26/2021
What It's Like To Be Intersex

No more violence against intersex people. Address the bullies, not the targets. Happy Intersex Awareness Day. The period between October 26 and November 8 is noted as the 14 Days of Intersex, culminating with Intersex Solidarity Day.
https://interactadvocates.org/intersex-awareness-day/
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAUDKEI4QKI&t=13s

Guess which one of us has testes?Intersex Youth Advocacy Group: http://www.interactyouth.orgLegal Advocacy Group: http://www.aiclegal.orgSupport Group for in...

USAODC Hate-Bias Task Force MeetingThe Role of Federal Law Enforcement in Bias-Related/Hate Crime ProsecutionThursday, S...
09/29/2021

USAODC Hate-Bias Task Force Meeting
The Role of Federal Law Enforcement in Bias-Related/Hate Crime Prosecution

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:00 p.m.
Event Number: 2761 433 3694; Event Password: 2Qp6SxAyW2x
To join this online event, go to https://usao.webex.com/usao/j.php?MTID=e727d8d10f869774bd5a4456f31139a5f

Tune in to learn more about current trends as well as federal and local law enforcement collaboration regarding hate/bias crime investigations

A good article on LGBTQ+ community members' historic mistreatment by police, what many U.S. departments are doing to cha...
09/29/2021
Police departments across U.S. are mandating LGBTQ training

A good article on LGBTQ+ community members' historic mistreatment by police, what many U.S. departments are doing to change that, and a nice feature of MPD LGBTSU Sergeant Nicole Brown talking about what is being done here in DC.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-news/police-departments-us-are-mandating-lgbtq-training-rcna2250
"Brown, who has worked as a D.C. police officer for 14 years, said she has seen first-hand the value of effective LGBTQ training for law enforcement. She regularly trains officers across the district in intensive courses ranging from how to approach investigating suspected anti-LGBTQ hate crimes to the importance of using the correct pronouns for transgender people.

But for Brown, there’s no substitute for on-the-beat training in the community, a community she herself is a part of. ...."

Following a string of violence against Black trans women, LGBTQ activists in New York took to the streets in summer 2020 to draw attention to the deadly issue.

Reserve your spot in the BIPOC Self-Defense Class on Sept 23:
09/09/2021
“I didn’t like being a pushover”

Reserve your spot in the BIPOC Self-Defense Class on Sept 23:

Hi friend, Setting and maintaining boundaries can be powerful, even if it isn’t always easy to do. As we’re preparing to run our newest program, Emp...

Wow. What a throw back. A picture from some of the organizers of our inaugural Taking the Stage event ❤️
08/23/2021

Wow. What a throw back. A picture from some of the organizers of our inaugural Taking the Stage event ❤️

Taking the Stage, Taking a Stand: LGBTQ Voices Against Violence
www.dcavp.org

You Can Defend Yourself Without Martial Arts -- read this post from one of our partners with tips on verbal self defense...
08/19/2021
You can defend yourself without martial arts

You Can Defend Yourself Without Martial Arts -- read this post from one of our partners with tips on verbal self defense, and learn about their newest program: Empowerment + Self-Defense for BIPOC People.

Dear friend, When most people hear “self-defense” they think of suiting up, heading to a stuffy gym and throwing down martial arts moves. Like Lucy L...

Vigil at 4pm today for Taya Ashton.Family members were making arrangements for a vigil in Taya Ashton’s honor at 4 p.m. ...
07/20/2021
Trans woman found murdered in P.G. County apartment

Vigil at 4pm today for Taya Ashton.
Family members were making arrangements for a vigil in Taya Ashton’s honor at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 21, at River Terrace Park, which is located in D.C. at Benning Road and Anacostia Ave., N.E. along the Anacostia River. The vigil will take place at or near the site of the park’s main gazebo.

Police seek help from community in identifying suspect

Heading back to school and want to stop harassment, abuse and assault? This workshop is open to rising high-school junio...
07/13/2021
Off to school or work? Get some safety skills!

Heading back to school and want to stop harassment, abuse and assault? This workshop is open to rising high-school juniors, seniors and college students who identify as women, transmen or non-binary. Offered by one of the founders of the DC Anti-Violence Project!

Dear friends, In the Fall, many students will be heading to school in person for the first time since COVID began. During the pandemic, social intera...

What it's like to be a transgender dad
06/20/2021
What it's like to be a transgender dad

What it's like to be a transgender dad

LB Hannahs candidly shares the experience of parenting as a genderqueer individual -- and what it can teach us about authenticity and advocacy. "Authenticity doesn't mean 'comfortable.' It means managing and negotiating the discomfort of everyday life," Hannahs says.

COMING SOON!
05/19/2021

COMING SOON!

The DC Center invites LGBTQ+ Military Veterans to share their stories at a virtual open mic event on Saturday, May 29, 3:30-5:40pm. This event bridges National Military Appreciation Month (May) with Pride Month (June) in honor of LGBTQ+ service members’ courage and perseverance. While anyone can view the first hour of the event via the DC Anti-Violence Project page, the Zoom dialogue link will only be available to registered participants. ASL interpreters will be available if requested. Please let us know your interpreting preferences on the registration form, please register by MAY 26TH: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewDzDtWsL7DWlszQIgzAVEj4wzXww-reJBwAFHPMfRQGA1_Q/viewform

Please come see this amazing survivors of violence event, offered by this fantastic organization -- the A/PI Domestic Vi...
05/12/2021

Please come see this amazing survivors of violence event, offered by this fantastic organization -- the A/PI Domestic Violence Resource Project!

We invite you to ✨ Art As A Voice ✨ a virtual celebration on May 17th 2021 from 6-8pm EST!

✨ Register: https://tinyurl.com/dvrpAAAV

S.O.M.E. Single Adult Housing Lottery 4/21/21.
04/18/2021
Single Adult Housing :: So Others Might Eat

S.O.M.E. Single Adult Housing Lottery 4/21/21.

Our General Intake Housing Lottery will open Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 9AM. The Lottery will close at 5PM on April 21, 2021. The housing lottery system will be used to randomly select individuals meeting our eligibility requirements to move forward and apply for Single Adult Housing.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it's a great opportunity to talk with your kids body autonomy. In some famil...
04/15/2021

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it's a great opportunity to talk with your kids body autonomy. In some families, requiring a child to hug relatives is no big deal, but by requiring this type of a greeting, you have taken away your child's right to make decisions about their own body. As one of our DCAVP volunteers, @Eshe A. Folami shared, "Teaching a child that they can show affection on his/her terms is one of the tools parents can use to help protect their children from sexual abuse."

Today! Transcending Jane and John Doe: The Impact of Gender Identification in Forensic Cold Cases: register here to jump...
04/02/2021
TRANScending Jane and John Doe: The impact of Gender Identification in Forensic Cold Cases - Trans Doe Task Force

Today! Transcending Jane and John Doe: The Impact of Gender Identification in Forensic Cold Cases: register here to jump in.
http://transdoetaskforce.org/transcending-jane-and-john-doe-the-impact-of-gender-identification-in-forensic-cold-cases/?fbclid=IwAR105yGXZwRLOxQeI0o-T1ttqDvefvQmxyE7Svvm0XouqQa10BrTOoP32nI

Interested in how forensic anthropology and forensic genetic genealogy can help serve transgender and nonbinary decedents and law enforcement efforts with gender-informed strategies? Register for this free day-long webinar with topical sessions that is hosted by the ISU Gender Resource Center, Depar...

Going on today! Jump in!
04/02/2021

Going on today! Jump in!

Reminder: Tomorrow is our big all-day online event, "TRANScending Jane and John Doe: the Impact of Gender Identification in Forensic Cold Cases" via Idaho State University! List of presentations and times can be seen in this flyer. You can follow any of the links below to register or get more info. All of the presentations will be recorded for later viewing and housed at this link:
http://transdoetaskforce.org/transcending-jane-and-john-doe-the-impact-of-gender-identification-in-forensic-cold-cases/

FB event link (overflow stream link will be posted in the event, so if you don't get into the ISU registration list before it closes, you can find an alternate link): https://www.facebook.com/events/437315357361720/

Direct registration link (please do register if possible, we want ISU to get a good count of attendees): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdbVQ_auINTcLw8VbEygsyeOjYyN0cxrG4OBMSDMjxXajCjbA/viewform

Thank you to ISU for hosting this, and thank you to everyone who has registered and shared the event!

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The DC Anti-Violence Project is a grassroots, volunteer-led organization dedicated to eradicating violence against and within the LGBTQ+ community.

We seek to build a world free from violence against our community and beyond, engaging creatively with solutions through advocacy, community organizing, and survivor support.

For more information, visit www.dcantiviolence.org or e-mail [email protected].

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The DC Center invites LGBTQ+ Military Veterans to share their stories at a virtual open mic event on Saturday, May 29, 3:30-5:40pm. This event bridges National Military Appreciation Month (May) with Pride Month (June) in honor of LGBTQ+ service members’ courage and perseverance. While anyone can view the first hour of the event via the DC Anti-Violence Project page, the Zoom dialogue link will only be available to registered participants. ASL interpreters will be available if requested. Please let us know your interpreting preferences on the registration form, please register by MAY 26TH: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSewDzDtWsL7DWlszQIgzAVEj4wzXww-reJBwAFHPMfRQGA1_Q/viewform
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✨Tonight✨ Transmasc Open Mic! Transmasculine folx speak out against violence, trauma and abuse. Date: 05/29/20 Time: 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm WHAT: The DC Anti-Violence Project is proud to host Transmasculine Survivors of Violence & Abuse Virtual Open Mic! WHEN: Friday | May 29, 2020 | 6:45-9PM WHO: Transmasculine folx, and anyone who loves and supports transmasculinity. *ASL interpreters will be there. WHERE: This is a registration-only* Zoom event. We are using registrations to help us host a safe and intimate virtual space, with the intention that transmasculine folx can speak up/out about experiences of violence and abuse including those that may have happened pre-transition — a timeline that many transmasculine folx do not share openly for reasons of stealth, privacy and/or danger. Fill out the registration and email it to: [email protected] The DC Center
Active Bystander Skills for Stopping Anti-Asian Hate. Wednesdays and Saturdays for the foreseeable future. Free, registration required: http://defendyourself.org/find-a-class/#activebystander
hey fellow advocates! I want to make sure that this event is on your radar. Watch the film, join the movement, change the web. #endonlineharassment SCREENING ONE NIGHT ONLY in DC on Wednesday 9/25! Netizens Film is a documentary about womxn & online harassment, featuring C. A. Goldberg, PLLC & Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian. Panel + q&a to follow with special guests. Tix here! https://www.tugg.com/events/netizens-pfhl