Advocate, prevention strategist, speaker, writer and on-air personality, Wanda Swan, examines the racialized construction of violence and how that impacts historically-minoritized survivors of domestic and/or relationship violence in this year's Keynote for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Explore the interconnectedness of oppression, belonging, Whiteness as a strategy for sustaining inequity, and ways to embody liberation centered in minoritized expertise with a nationally-recognized thought leader in survivor advocacy, anti-oppression work, restorative justice and violence prevention.
About the speaker: An advocate, prevention strategist, speaker, writer and on-air personality, Wanda Swan is a nationally-recognized thought leader in survivor advocacy, anti-oppression work, restorative justice and violence prevention.
A Mississippi native, Wanda has been deeply embedded in the violence prevention and advocacy movement for the duration of her professional careers. For over a decade, Wanda's work has spanned across higher education, local and state agencies and nonprofits where she facilitates training and workshops to streamline practices for anti-oppressive trauma-informed staff and survivor support.
Wanda is an double-alumna of Mississippi State University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Broadcast Communication with a minor in Theatre and a Master’s of Arts in English with a minor in Gender Studies. Read more: https://www.wanswan.com/wanda-swan
This program is a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, sponsored by the University of Illinois Women's Resources Center. Throughout the month of October, join us in celebrating various aspects of healthy relationships while developing strategies for more inclusive forms of violence prevention and survivor support.
Paid for by the Student Cultural Programming Fee and coordinated with support from the following units and organizations: Asian American Cultural Center, Bruce D. Nesbitt African American Cultural Center, Diversity and Social Justice Education, Illini Union, La Casa Cultural Latina, LGBT Resource Center, Native American House, OIIR-International Education, University YMCA, Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program, and the Women's Law Society.