General Coalition Meeting
JOIN US! CENTRAL VANCOUVER COALITION APRIL 20TH MEETING
Join us via Zoom or in person on Thursday, April 20th, from 2:30-4:00p for the Central Vancouver Coalition Meeting, featuring a presentation on “Connecting Communities, Building Resilience” presented by Jessie Spinney, YWCA Prevention Supervisor & Central Van Coalition Steering Committee member. The presentation details and the in-person meeting and the Zoom link info are included below. The Meeting Agenda will be sent out through the Coalition email distribution prior to the meeting.
PRESENTATION: CONNECTING COMMUNITIES, BUILDING RESILIENCE
Jessie Spinney (she/her pronouns), Prevention Program Supervisor with YWCA Clark County and Central Vancouver Coalition Steering committee member, will provide a “Connecting Communities and Building Resilience” training that seeks to bridge the gap between sexual violence prevention and youth substance use prevention all while centering a trauma-informed and anti-oppression approach. The training covers the historical context of systemic racism within substance use prevention and policy and how that has created generational trauma and barriers, the intersection of trauma from sexual violence and substance use as a coping mechanism, followed by ways to ensure our prevention work recognizes these dynamics and is done in a way that is trauma-responsive and works to dismantle systems of oppression.
TWO WAYS TO JOIN THE 2/16 MEETING:
Fort Vancouver High School
5700 E. 18th St. Van, WA 98661
NOTE: Meeting attendees must use Fort’s visitor parking lot & main school entrance where a coalition member will greet you & give directions to the career room.
Zoom meeting link – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3609523461
Hybrid meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Central Vancouver Coalition aims to increase community organization in Central Vancouver through monthly community meetings, training, and collaboration with other local organizations. These meetings are held from 2:30-4:00 pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month with the exception of December and July. The meetings are a hybrid format with the choice to attend the meeting in person at Fort Vancouver High School or virtually via Zoom. Meetings are open to all community members and formal membership is not required to attend. If you are interested in attending a meeting and learning more, please contact the coalition coordinator to RSVP. We are seeking coalition member representatives from the following sectors: Youth, Parents, Law enforcement, Schools, Businesses, Media, Youth-serving organizations, Religious and fraternal organizations, Civic and volunteer groups, Healthcare professionals, State, local, and tribal agencies with expertise in substance abuse, Other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse.