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The Way Forward: Emerging Strategies for Crime Victims of Color #3
Shaping the Future of Organizing: Applying the Lessons Learned from Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Organizers:

Participants will be provided with an overview of the strategies employed by organizers from the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women’s Movement in Canada and connect the dots to the experiences of survivors of color in the United States. Our virtual panel will then utilize the successes, challenges and lessons learned from the Indigenous organizers to create a framework to address violence against Women of Color in the US.
Join us for this virtual roundtable as we envision the way forward for victims of crime from communities of color. Moderated by Zoe Flowers, featuring panelists Junetta Jamerson and Annika Leonard.

• Junetta Jamerson
• Annika Leonard

• Zoë Flowers

Jul 21, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Zoë Flowers
@Women of Color Network, Inc.
Zoë Flowers is author, content creator and writer with the Huffington Post. Her poetry and essays can be found in Stand Our Ground; Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander, Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Assault and the new anthology, Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse. Her articles and interviews can be found on The Grio, Bloom Magazine, and several online journals. For the past twenty years, Zoë’s worked at several state domestic violence coalitions and spent the last 8 years at the Women of Color Network where she started as a consultant and transitioned to the Director of Survivor Programs. Zoë also served as a holistic healer at the Joyful Heart Foundation (JHF) which was founded in 2004 by Mariska Hargitay (aka Det. Olivia Benson on Law and Order SVU).
Annika Leonard
Wherever she goes Annika Leonard feels called to create spaces where deep healing can occur, particularly in the lives of Black women, femmes, girls & youth. On a national level, Annika has participated in the ACE-DV Leadership Forum of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence and has been consulted with the National Resource Center on Sexual Violence including the 2018 SART protocol and the Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative project. She has served as the Chair of the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault where her organization, Priceless Incite LLC., operates as a sexual assault service provider in the city of Milwaukee. Annika has a Bachelor of Science in Human Services and a Master of Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.She has developed a unique culturally specific curriculum for Black youth that cultivate their self-awareness, leadership, and wellness to bring about deep, radical, and cultural solutions to ending violence.
Junetta Jamerson
Founder @Black Women United YEG
Junetta Jamerson is an emancipationist, anti-racism expert, community builder, and award-winning Black Youth educator in Edmonton, Alberta. She has worked extensively on issues ranging from discrimination and inequity to women's uplift and empowerment. She is one of the founding members of Black Women United YEG, an advocacy collective committed to the advancement and protection of Black Women and Girls. While her projects have taken her to numerous international countries, it is her work with women and youth in Edmonton's African-Canadian community of which she is most proud.