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Spring Title IX Related Events, Trainings, and Events

March 8 – April 13, 2018

Women’s History Month Event Series

Theme: Exploring the Margins: Intersectionality, Sexual Balance, and Healing, coordinated by Dr. Valyncia C. Raphael, Director of Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator.


Trauma and Healing Circle I: Stress Relief and Intersectionality

In partnership with the Long Beach Trauma Recovery Center, this healing circle will be safe space to talk about personal and social identity and experiences, trauma, resistance, hardship, and perseverance on a host of topics. This event will promote self-care, self-reflection, self-recognition, and lead attendees to uncover strength and confidence. This event also aims to build community, fellowship, and awareness of resources campus and community resources.

Date: Thursday, March 8

Time: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm

Place: SS 307


 The Safe Zone Lunch and Learn Series:

Trans-Minded: A Deeper Understanding of Transgender and Gender Diverse Students

Guest speaker: Erin Pollard, Adjunct Professor, Irvine Valley College, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

The Safe Zone Lunch and Learn Series is an engaging LGBTQ+ themed workshop over lunch. Each session will explore various aspects of LGBTQ+ experiences and help build more inclusive communities for individuals of all sexual orientations and gender identities. This event is open to all members of the Cerritos College community. This session builds on the Safe Zone Ally Training; however, completion of the Safe Zone Ally workshop is not required. For more information please contact Monica Acuña, Staff Development, macuna@cerritos.edu, Ext. 2285

Date: Tuesday, March 20

Time: 11:00 am. – 12:15 pm

Place: Student Center Stage


Film Viewing and Discussion: Rape on the Night Shift - Part 2

This event will feature the second half of the FRONTLINE and Univision Film, Rape on the Night Shift. The film is a joint into the sexual abuse of immigrant janitorial women. This film is collaborative project of FRONTLINE (PBS), Univision, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP) at UC Berkeley, and KQED. 

Date: Wednesday, March 21

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Place- SS 316


 Trauma and Healing Circle II: Stress Relief and Intersectionality

In partnership with the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles, this healing circle will be safe space to talk about personal and social identity and experiences, trauma, resistance, hardship, and perseverance on a host of topics. This event will promote self-care, self-reflection, self-recognition, and lead attendees to uncover inner strength and confidence. This event will also build community, fellowship, and awareness of resources campus and community resources.

Date: Thursday, March 29

Time: 11:00 am -12:15 pm

Place- SS 307


 Sexual Assault Awareness Month events:

Illuminating the Intersectionality of Sexual Violence Week (April 9 – 13).

Film Viewing and Discussion: Wind River

The film exposes the real prevalence of Native American Indian women who have been murdered or disappeared without any data, protocol, or legislation to address the issue. In an effort to bring awareness to this crisis, this collaborative event will discuss the problematic history of the mistreatment of Native American Indian women, and offer solutions of how our community can address this issue.

Date: Monday, April 

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Place: Teleconference Center, LC 155


Have FRIES with that Consent 

Facilitators: Dr. Valyncia C. Raphael, Director of Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator, and Dr. Mariam Youssef, Women’s and Gender Studies Department

This interactive workshop raises awareness about consent as Freely Given, Reversible, Informed, Enthusiastic and Specific (FRIES). Come enjoy some free gourmet French fries and discuss the importance of consent and practical ways to ask for and give affirmative consent.

Day: Tuesday, April 10

Time: 11:00 am -12:15 pm

Place: Student Center Stage


 Take Back the Night!

This student led event helps fight against the stigma behind rape culture and sexual violence. Speakers will discuss the problems and biases surrounding rape, personal testimonies, and ways to cope while on the road to recovery in order to be able to Take Back the Night. 

Day: Wednesday, April 11

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Place: Cerritos College Amphitheater

Want to get involved? Contact Amber Dofner at adofner@cerritos.edu.


 Empowering the Oppressed: Disrupting the Intersection of Low-Wage Work and Sexual Abuse

The East LA Women’s Center uses the Promotora model to train women to become paraprofessional community health workers, providing basic health education and support for women affected by interpersonal violence and HIV/AIDS. Their presence helps bridge cultural, language, and economic barriers. This panel will discuss this model and how it is used to empower women to help others and themselves in the road to healings from sexual abuse in the low-wage workplace.

Day:  Thursday, April 12

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Place: SS 307


 Faculty and Staff Training on Title IX and Sexual Violence Prevention

This training is offered in morning and afternoon sessions to assist members of the campus community understand what sexual violence is and how to respond to someone who discloses that they have been a victim of sexual violence. The morning session is open to anyone interested in taking the training, however, the afternoon session is reserved for hearing officers and will cover a trauma informed approached to the role and duties of a hearing officer. This activity is also part of a group of SAAM events, Illuminating the Intersectionality of Sexual Violence Week (April 9 – 13).  For more information, please contact Monica Acuña, staff development assistant, macuna@cerritos.edu, Ext. 2285. 

Day: Friday, April 13

Time: 10:00 am. – 2:00 pm

Place: LA 103


 Other LGBTQ+ Sensitivity Training

March 23 at 9:00 am -1:00 pm Safe Zone (Employee Ally Training), LA- 103

March 30 at 10:00 am -12:00 pm Title IX and Gender Based Harassment Prevention (FLEX eligible), S201


Vet Net Ally Training Friday, March 30 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


 Questions? Contact Dr. Valyncia C. Raphael, Director of Diversity, Compliance, and Title IX Coordinator

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