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SART Conference (TX)

May 26, 2011 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Sixth National SART Training Conference (May 25 – 27, 2011 – Austin, TX)

Workshop Title: Compounding Variables: Anti- LGBTQ Hate Crimes and Sexual Assaults

Workshop Description: Anti-LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) hate violence, particularly when it is coupled with sexual assault, presents complex and compounded challenges for both victims and services providers.  Hate violence sends a strong message to LGBTQ people, often crumbling a community’s sense of safety and rendering them powerless and vulnerable.  To be effective, service providers must be able to appreciate and respond to the various levels and meanings hate violence carries.

Through a blend of didactic and experiential modalities, national statistics on anti-LGBTQ hate violence and sexual assault will be presented, highlighting where anti-LGBQ violence overlaps with and differs from anti-transgender crimes.  Many LGBTQ people face substantial bias because they belong to other traditionally marginalized groups along other axes of identity such as race, class, incarceration history, immigration status, or ability.  Membership in more than one marginalized community can dramatically increase targeting for severe violence.  A special focus on transgender victims, trends, heightened risks and narratives will be a driving force throughout the workshop.  Come prepared to be engaged and interactively participate!


Workshop objectives:

  1. Participants will be able to list key anti-LGBTQ hate violence and sexual assault statistics.
  2. Participants will be able to identify additional identity and experiential variables that contribute to increased anti-LGBTQ crime severity.
  3. Participants will be able to respond more sensitively to anti-LGBTQ hate violence and sexual assault through personal resonance with individual narratives presented.


May 26, 2011
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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