[Nfbnet-members-list] Survivors Task Force June Calendar of Events and National Convention Offerings

Daphne Mitchell dauroramitchell at gmail.com
Tue Jun 1 21:09:06 UTC 2021

Greetings, all:

The Survivors Task Force invites you to review and participate in the
following public-facing events being held by or featuring the
Survivors Taskforce during the month of June. We are also highlighting
the availability of National Convention Survivor Safe Spaces and
trainings for convention attendees. Content Warning: links in this
message will lead you to resources that mention sexual assault and
abuse and mental health safety.

Survivor Taskforce June Calendar of Events

•	Saturday, June 5: Communications and Engagements meeting 4pm Eastern
•	Sunday, June 6: Training and Culture meeting 3pm eastern
•	Sunday, June 6: Open Call with the organization’s external
investigator for Code of Conduct sexual misconduct reports, Tonya Baña
8pm eastern
•	Tuesday, June 8: Procedures and Oversight Meeting 8pm eastern
•	Saturday, June 19: Communications and Engagements Meeting 4pm Eastern
•	Sunday, June 20: Training and Culture meeting 3pm Eastern
•	Tuesday, June 22: Procedures and Oversight meeting 8pm Eastern
•	Monday, June 28: Monthly feature on Nation’s Blind Blog

Below, please find the Zoom Participation Information for the Open
Call with Tonya Baña on this coming Sunday, June 6 at 8pm eastern.
Registration or authentication are not required to participate.
Survivors, allies, members, and nonmembers are all invited to
participate. Come and learn about Ms. Baña’s approach/philosophy to
conducting investigations of sexual misconduct reports. Submit
questions for Ms. Baña in advance of the webinar by emailing
survivors at nfb.org or leaving a voice mail at (410) 659-9314 ext. 2238.

Join via 1CapApp: https://ennis.1capapp.com/event/nfb
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 524424
Alternatively, you may join via one tap mobile:
    US: +13462487799,,91992010607#  or +14086380968,,91992010607#
Or Telephone:
    Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 346 248 7799  or +1 408 638 0968  or +1 669 900 6833
or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 312 626 6799  or +1 646 876 9923  or +1 301
715 8592
Webinar ID: 919 9201 0607
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/adAh2dxuen

Please use the registration links found below to sign-up with either
of the Survivor Task Force branches. Survivors, allies, members, and
nonmembers are welcome to join, and there is a field for volunteers to
communicate access needs to enable full participation in meetings.

Communications and Engagement:
Procedures and Oversight:
Training and Culture

All branches will announce special topic meetings in advance

Other Announcements:

May 24, 2021 Blog: Written by Rachel Grider
Light in Darkness: My Journey through Depression | National Federation
of the Blind (nfb.org)

The Survivors Task Force Open Statement on Accountability will be
updated on our website, www.nfb.org/survivors, in the coming week.

National Convention Programming Offered by the Survivors Task Force:
The Task Force will facilitate four trainings on various topics during
convention. All attendees are welcome and encouraged to participate in
the trainings to gain greater knowledge to become a more informed ally
to survivors of sexual misconduct. Closed captioning will be
available. Please reference the agenda to identify the day and
participation details for each of the following trainings:

•	Consent and Boundaries
•	Inclusive Leadership
•	Bystander Intervention
•	Empowerment

One training will be offered on each of the following days: Tuesday,
July 6 4:00p to 5:00p eastern; Wednesday, July 7 12:30p to 1:30p
eastern; Thursday, July 8 9:30p to 10:30p eastern; and Friday, July 9
5:30p to 6:30p eastern.

Convention is an exciting time to recharge your batteries, but
sometimes, it can be emotionally overwhelming. The Survivors Task
Force will offer Survivor Safe Spaces for Convention attendees
starting on Monday, July 5. You will find participation details in the
front of the agenda, where hours for the Exhibit Hall and Presidential
suite are usually listed. Closed captioning will be available.
Survivor Safe Spaces will be open at the following times:
•	Monday, July 5 5:00p to 6:30p eastern
•	Tuesday, July 6 5:00p to 6:30p eastern
•	 Wednesday, July 6 5:00p to 6:30p eastern
•	 Thursday, July 8 5:00p to 6:30p eastern
•	 Friday, July 9 5:00p to 6:30p
•	Saturday, July 10 6:30p to 7:30p eastern

You may find updates related to the Survivors Taskforce and a speaking
engagement request form on our website: www.nfb.org/survivors. You may
contact us by emailing survivors at nfb.org or call (410) 659-9314 Ext.
2238 to leave a voice mail. All information shared with the Survivors
Taskforce is held confidential and is not shared without consent of
the individual.

RAINN's National Sexual Assault Hotline: If you or someone you know
has experienced sexual violence, you are not alone. The National
Sexual Assault Hotline offers free, confidential support, 24/7, at
one-800-656- HOPE (4673) or online.rainn.org.

Warmest regards,

The Survivors Task Force

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