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Exploring Patriarchy and Sexual Harm: Impact, Accountability and Healing

As part of Community Leaders in Health Equity and in partnership with Transformative Alliances LLC, on July 19, 2022, Sonya Shah (she, her, hers) spoke about types of sexual harm, their specific connections to sexism and patriarchy, and considered ways to address and heal this harm through restorative, transformative and healing justice. She is a social justice educator who works to seed models of restorative justice and trauma healing in her community and across the United States. In 2016 she initiated the Ahimsa Collective, an organization that works to respond to harm in ways that foster wholeness for everyone. Her experiences as a survivor of child sexual abuse are critical in her analysis and approach to this work.

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Podcast of the presentation audio available for download:

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Learn about the health equity issues affecting Coloradans at Collective Colorado, a publication of The Colorado Trust.