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Alicia Sanchez Gill

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers   ·   Twitter: @aliciasanchez

Alicia Sanchez Gill is a queer, Afro latinx survivor. She has many years of engaging in intersectional work through various gender-based violence, HIV, and LGBTQ programs and has many more years of experience tending to her heart and the hearts of those closest to her. She has been responsible for crisis intervention with survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and folks experiencing acute mental health crises, sex worker organizing and HIV housing advocacy and now focuses on research because no one else can tell our stories like we can. Alicia holds a masters of social work and has conducted research and policy writing on reproductive justice, the intersections of HIV and intimate partner violence, trauma-informed care, street-based economies including sex work, and harm-reduction models. She is currently the Interim Executive Director of Collective Action for Safe Spaces, a grassroots organization that uses comprehensive, community-based solutions through an intersectional lens to eliminate public gendered harassment and assault in the DC metropolitan area.

Know Your Rights: Practical Knowledge for Criminalized Communities and Allies

August 16 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Presenters: Yveka Pierre Esq., Kebé, Alicia Sanchez Gill, Jeryl Hayes

As engaged members of communities, we have seen first hand what it looks like when people are first "othered" and subsequently criminalized. Though those in power frame criminalization as a response to "harmful conduct" we have seen that criminalization has been used as a sword in a false morality excursion instead of as a shield from injury or harm. Two groups specifically targeted are those who engage in sex work, and those who self manage their abortions, sharing the burden…

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