Patrícia Flores

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Patrícia Flores

Advocacy Coordinator

Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP)

Patricia is from Toppenish (Yakima Valley), the Yakama Reservation and identifies as an Indigenous Chicana.  As the fifth child of six children born to an Immigrant (Mexico) parent and a Migrant parent, who were both farm workers and activists as they raised their family in Toppenish, Patricia learned early on that each individual is highly capable and brings their own expertise and strength to their life experience and the greater community.

She began her work with the movement to end gender based violence in the mid 90’s as a trained volunteer Rape Crisis Line Advocate in Seattle. As a Crisis Line Advocate she was trained to support people calling in to the Crisis Line and meet survivors at the hospital. Later, Patricia found this very helpful in her work at Columbia Legal Services as their Community Worker. At CLS Patricia had the privilege of working with people who worked in farm labor and in warehouse work around sexual harassment in the work place. CLS began the Amparo Project and Patricia facilitated house meetings with workers to discuss sexual harassment and rape in the work place. Patricia also worked as a Volunteer Sexual Assault Advocate in Yakima. While at CLS Patricia became a WCSAP Board Member and later was the Bilingual Advocacy Specialist at WCSAP in their collaboration with WSCADV and the Crossing Borders Project.

Patricia is a Certified Facilitative Mediator (Yakima, WA); Advanced Certificate (China) in QiGong Image Healing & Meditation; Racial Justice Facilitator Certification (Tacoma, WA); Tao Hands Blessing Practitioner Certification (Portland, OR).

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