Thank you for your interest in registering for Truth and Justice: The 2013 Summit on Military Sexual Violence April 17th and 18th at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001. Tickets for the event can be purchased online with our credit card processor.
Attire: Business or Business Casual; Civilian Attire is Required
Conference Day, April 17th – $175.00 :
for advocates, policy makers, stakeholders, service members, veterans, students and anyone interested in learning about the issue of military sexual violence.
|8:00am – 9:00am||Breakfast, registration, tabling opportunities|
|9:00am-9:30am||Opening remarks, guest speakers|
|9:30am-10:45am||Panel 1 – Veterans Speak Out|
|11:00am-12:15pm||Panel 2 – Policy Developments Concerning Military Sexual Violence|
|12:30pm-2:15pm||Lunch and Awards Ceremony|
Participants will choose from a variety of workshops including such topics as Working with Trauma Survivors, Sexual Violence and Criminal Justice: Myths vs. Facts, Telling Your Story, Self-Care, Navigating the Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Claims Process and Mobilizing Your Community.
|6:00-8:00pm||Dinner for scholarship participants|
Congressional Advocacy Day, April 18th – $75.00 :
for service members, veterans and family members directly affected by military sexual violence to speak to their congressional representatives about the issues.
|7:00am-8:00am||Breakfast, registration, tabling opportunities|
|8:00am-10:00am||Advocacy Training for Congressional Visits|
|10:00am-6:00pm||Congressional visits and media opportunities|
SWAN is committed to providing a safe, open environment to discuss issues related to sexual violence in the military. To facilitate these ideals, we will have mental health providers available at all times and we strongly encourage all participants to utilize these and other self-care methods. By registering for this Summit, you agree to abide by the following guidelines:
- All staff, attendees, panelists, moderators and volunteers are to be treated with respect and dignity.
- Attendees are expected to abide by panel formats as laid out by each moderator. This may include a requirement to turn off cell-phones, video cameras and other media devices for the safety of other participants.
- Anyone who becomes disruptive will be asked to leave for the safety of other participants.
- Hate speech (racist, sexist, homophobic, etc), offensive language (i.e. uses of derogatory terms to single out specific populations), or victim blaming (suggesting that survivors of sexual trauma or domestic violence are responsible for their harassment and/or assault) will not be tolerated.