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3rd Annual DV in Indigenous, Black & Communities of Color Event

  • Immigrant and Refugee 10301 NE Glisan St portland or (map)

Featuring keynote speaker Vanessa Timmons, and culturally specific workshops, this multifaceted event will center the conversation around DV in Indigenous, Black, and communities of color. 

This event is free and open to all. 

***Pre- registration is strongly encouraged. This will help us to set up for the correct number and to make sure that we have refreshments for all. 

Visit to register and for information/requests about childcare, translation, and other accommodations.

**You can also comment here if you need translation or any accommodation **

This event will also feature multiple 90 minute workshops focusing on DV in indigenous, black, and communities of color. Stay tuned for more details, we have confirmed the following sessions: 

Supporting BIPOC LGBTQ+ DV survivors
An Afrocentric Approach to Supporting Survivors
Working with Native Survivors 
Supporting Latina/x Survivors 

Keynote speaker Vanessa Timmons is the executive director of the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence (OCADSV) and has been a writer, activist, and women's health advocate for over 25 years. She attended Marylhurst University's Multidisciplinary Studies Program in Portland, Oregon, and has continued her formal education through certificates and training, including the Interpersonal Neurobiology of Trauma Certification Program at Portland State University. Vanessa has served as the Director of Programs at Raphael House of Portland, a Northwest regional field organizer for the National Organization for Women, and the domestic violence program coordinator for the Multnomah County Domestic Violence Coordination Office, in addition to serving OCADSV in the past as the Women of Color Coordinator and Board Chair.

Thank you to our sponsor the Multnomah County Domestic and Sexual Violence Coordinator’s Office and IRCO for hosting this event!

IRCO is an ADA compliant facility.