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VIOLENCE PREVENTION AWARENESS SEMINAR
12th Annual Violence Prevention Seminar
The Violence Prevention Awareness Seminar is a professional development conference that promotes relevant topics to prevent community violence through gang intervention and strategies that serve serve trauma impacted families and communities.
Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023 Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Finley Community Center, 2060 W. College Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA
Registration for this event is now closed. Please check back later for information about next year's seminar.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for your support of this event!
Featuring keynote speaker Luis J. Rodriguez
The Violence Prevention Partnership is excited to welcome Luis J. Rodriguez, as this year's seminar keynote speaker. Mr. Rodriguez is a Chicano poet and author of Always Running, La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. and It Calls You Back: An Odyssey of Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing. He is also the former Los Angeles Poet Laureate and one of the founders of Tia Chucha Press and Tia Chucha's Cafe & Centro Cultural. READ MORE
Previous Seminar Keynote Speakers
2019 - Elizabeth Vermilyea, Ph.D.: Managing Trauma to Build a Resilient Community
2018 - Sam Himelstein, Ph.D.: Building Authentic Relationships for Resilient Communities
2017 - Kimberly Papillon: The Science Behind Resiliency
2016 - K'Rahn Vallantine: Confronting the Impact of Community Trauma
2015 - Jerry Tello: Gang Related Trauma, Prevention and Healing
2014 - Richard Santana, Ed.M.: Homeboy Goes to Harvard
Other Educational Opportunities
2021- Tipping the Scale: Deconstructing Race and Racism with Dr. Sharon Washington
As part of the City of Santa Rosa’s annual Violence Prevention Awareness Series, this three-hour virtual seminar explored the historical and social context of institutional racism, unconscious bias & racial micro-aggressions, as well as the development of social awareness and mindfulness for participants. The seminar recording can also be found on Facebook and Instagram: @santarosapartnership
Dr. Washington utilized these documents during her presentation: