Annual Conference 2022 Building Bridges

April 26, 9:00 am
April 27, 5:00 pm
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About the 2022 Annual Conference "Building Bridges"

Our vision for a future without violence and oppression demands we deeply invest in relationships and community. We cannot operate as if we are individual islands adrift from community and support. Our very spirit rebels against that isolation. If we didn’t know it before, our current reality has really driven that home. COVID-19 has taken us somewhere none of us would have chosen to go — yet, here we are — thriving! This is why we invite you to help us to build bridges.

We build bridges so that we can create deeper community connections. We build bridges so that we can open up healing spaces for all those whose spirit is worn down and tired. We build bridges so we can find new and exciting ways to serve our communities, opening pathways — such as virtual platforms — to ensure we can meet their various and diverse needs. And we build bridges to foster mentorship and guidance in our own organizations and this movement. Most of all, we’re building towards racial equity, thriving communities, and justice for sexual assault survivors.

With these hopes and intentions at the forefront, we are excited to present WCSAP’s 2022 Annual Conference “Building Bridges”! We look forward to this time together to explore the different ways in which we are all interconnected and how to build bridges to reach each other, survivors, and communities.

Please save the date to join us on April 26-27, 2022, and stay tuned for more information on conference tickets, scholarships, keynote & plenary speakers in early 2022.

If we want to create a world in which conflict and trauma aren't the center of our collective existence,
we have to practice something new, ask different questions, access again our curiosity about each other as a species.
— adrienne maree brown, We Will Not Cancel Us

WCSAP is grateful to the advocates and preventionists from our membership who are serving as our steering committee for the Annual Conference and Sexual Assault Awareness/Action Month for providing the theme of "Building Bridges" for this year. As the WCSAP staff began digging into what the 2022 virtual conference could hold for us and all of you, we found ourselves reflecting on this quote above from our team's reading and learning and wanted to share this as we kick off the conference.

Request for Workshop Proposals!

WCSAP is seeking a diverse offering of workshops for the 2022 Annual Conference.
  • Each workshop presenter will receive $650 for preparation and presentation of a single workshop (maximum of 2 presenters for each workshop).
  • Workshop sessions are 2 hours and presented over Zoom.
  • Interpretation and captioning will be provided for all workshops. To ensure accessibility in every session, breakout rooms will not be available to use in workshops.
  • Proposals are due by Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

Click here to submit a workshop proposal


Tuesday, April 26, 2022 -- times are listed in Pacific Standard Time

  • 9:30-11:30 - Welcome & Keynote
  • 11:30-12:30 - Lunch break
  • 12:30-2:30 - Workshop breakouts
  • 2:30- 3:00 - Afternoon break
  • 3:00- 5:00 - Workshop breakouts

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

  • 9:30-11:30 - Workshop breakouts
  • 11:30-12:30 - Lunch break
  • 12:30-2:30 - Workshop breakouts
  • 2:30- 3:00 - Afternoon break
  • 3:00- 5:00 - Closing Plenary

Costs: Tickets & Scholarships

  • The 2022 Annual Conference will have ticket prices, and members will receive a discount! More details coming in early 2022.
  • WCSAP members, OCVA sexual assault grantees, and Tribal programs will have access to scholarships - more details coming in early 2022.&


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Moving Towards Universal Accessibility

  • Opening Keynote and Closing Plenary sessions will include ASL and Spanish interpretation, and CART captioning.
  • All workshop sessions will include ASL interpretation and CART captioning. Spanish or other language interpretation can be requested.
  • Some workshop sessions will be delivered in Spanish.

Event contact information

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