How to Advocate for Transformative & Intersectional Policy Solutions to Prevent Hate Crimes

September 28, 2021 | Interactive Workshop

In this workshop, participants will learn about transformative and intersectional policy solutions to prevent hate crimes.

Within this workshop, we will discuss cross-sector policy solutions that can work to prevent violence and create culture change for a long-term prevention framework. We know that transformative solutions will be a leading effort in our cultural change towards inclusion and justice.

Be trained in how to:

  • provide a space for critical conversations with stakeholders from various communities.
  • provide opportunities to engage in national research to evaluate the efficacy 
of regional and national practices and policies to prevent hate-based violence.

In this workshop, participants will learn about strategies and practitioners that work at the 
intersections of policy creation against hate-based violence and social service support for survivors and their families.

This workshop is for you if you:

  • are interested in preventing violence.
  • work with people, groups, communities impacted by hate crimes and other forms of community harm.
  • want to learn how to build strong collaborations across sector and issue area.

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The Instructor

Crystallee Crain Ph.D.
Crystallee Crain Ph.D.

Founder & Director, Prevention at the Intersections

Crystallee is the Founder & Director of Prevention at the Intersections. Her career has brought her talents to institutions of higher education as a social and political critic with academic roots in sociology, political science, and psychology. She specializes in uncovering the layers of institutional and social inequity while supporting communities to shift ways of being and practice to improve life chances.

She has worked as a diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant for nonprofit and government groups. Crystallee has a passion for evaluation studies that will impact policy reform and positive social change. Crystallee earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Transformative Studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. She holds a Master of Arts in Social Sciences (a concentration in Sociology from Eastern Michigan University), and a Bachelors of Science in Political Science from Northern Michigan University. In 2013, she received advanced training in Health and Human Rights from the School of Public Health at Harvard University.

Dr. Crain has served as an appointed member of the Alameda County Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission and The City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. She is a current member of the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Anger Management Association (NAMA), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA). She holds an academic appointment in the Department of Political Science at California State University – East Bay.

Understanding the Shared Threat of Hate Based Violence in the US - Partner

Prevention at the Intersections Mission & Vision – We create and implement transformative responses to violence and other forms of harm in marginalized communities through research and people-centered projects. We are a survivor-led, BIPOC organization that implements transformative responses to harm against marginalized groups. Prevention at the Intersections works with government entities, nonprofit organizations, and other key decision-makers to build our collective capacity for effective and just practices.

We have two core strategies – the first strategy being, Community Based Research, which is a necessary tool for positive social change to occur in organizations, institutions, and in society. We work with our clients as partners in the process of data collection and analysis as well as conduct our evaluation research. We utilize an intersectionality based policy-based analysis that is a leading framework in health equity and prevention policy circles. With this model, we are able to engage clients and stakeholders in research methodologies that inform their own practice and utilize research to inform how we shift our understanding of best practices.

Another core strategy we believe in is Community Capacity Building, which we define as a strategic process to develop solutions to problems that communities and institutions face when serving the public. Our capacity-building work is focused on eliminating barriers that inhibit people, governments, and non-profit organizations from realizing their fullest potential to reduce harm. Our aim is to develop programming designed to enhance our overall capacity to heal and lead.

Workshop Schedule

September 28th, 2021

12:55 pm ET

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1:00 pm

Transformative & Intersectional Policy Solutions led by expert Dr. Crain

2:30 pm

Q & A 

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