(Pictured left to right: Yoshida Thomas, Human Trafficking Specialist for Friends of the Family; Sumaya Rabee, Multilingual Outreach Community Coordinator for Rape Victim Advocacy Program; and Anasia Sturdivant, Domestic Abuse Youth and Campus Advocate for Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support. These three passionate advocates were honored for their efforts to go above and beyond in order to support survivors.)
The 2019 Communities of Color Summit united advocates of color from all over Iowa for two and a half days, where they had the opportunity to share and learn from one another, be recognized for their work, and gain inspiration from other advocates of color in the movement against violence, especially from within our own communities. Advocates discussed the intersections of social justice issues and shared unique cultural approaches to addressing important issues within communities of color. Read more here.