Dismantling & Rebuilding: Celebrating Jill Zawisza’s 20 Years of Leadership

The W.O.M.A.N., Inc. Board of Directors warmly invites you to Dismantling & Rebuilding: An Evening for Stronger, Safer Communities. We’re celebrating our Executive Director Jill Zawisza’s 20 years of leadership in the domestic violence field and her 10th anniversary with W.O.M.A.N., Inc.galeria1

When: Friday, April 28th | 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Where: Galería de la Raza | 2857 24th Street, SF

Dismantling & Rebuilding is about anti-oppression, intersectional feminism, collaboration across difference, and holding collective power. Inspired by Audre Lorde’s observation that “the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” the event promotes stronger, safer communities rooted in intersectionality and inclusion.

JillAbout Jill:

Jill has worked as an advocate and leader in the domestic violence field for 20 years. She has dedicated 10 years to W.O.M.A.N., Inc., including five years as our Executive Director. Jill leads by building strong teams and putting people first. She’s created a powerful, resilient W.O.M.A.N., Inc. community that models our vision for the stronger, safer communities we strive to build for all survivors of domestic violence.

Join us for art, music, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction in an intimate gallery space. Meet our Board, our volunteers, and our incredible staff of seven who provide crisis line, therapeutic, and other supports to survivors of domestic violence in the Bay Area and beyond.

  • Get your tickets on Eventbrite here.
  • RSVP on Facebook & invite your friends here.
  • Can’t make it to the event, but still want to support? Donate in lieu of attending at www.womaninc.org/donate

About W.O.M.A.N., Inc.:

W.O.M.A.N., Inc. has serviced the San Francisco Bay Area in its mission to end domestic violence since 1978. Over the years, the programs at our organization have evolved as needed to remain aligned with the needs of those we serve. W.O.M.A.N., Inc. supports those impacted by violence using an innovative approach to services and programs that build stronger, safer communities.

What we’re about:
1) Anti-oppression & intersectional feminism

As feminism evolves, so does our organization. We work towards social justice and in doing so we are intentional about the values that drive our organization forward. Our Cultural Praxis reminds us to be mindful of our structural background, and at the same time about the work we do to end domestic violence.
2) Meeting survivors where they’re at

Survivors who connect with us are coming from different points in their healing process; some are still in their relationship, some have left, but regardless of where they’re at we support them all. We believe survivors, friends, and family deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, to be honored and valued. They are the “experts” of their situation.
3) Collaboration

We also honor the diversity of survivors we serve, and believe it’s important to collaborate with various community members and groups. Our collaborations help us increase our capacity to better serve survivors and their family and friends.
4) Creating a positive workplace environment

We are intentional about making W.O.M.A.N., Inc.’s environment supportive for all who walk through our doors. We want staff, board, and volunteers’ experiences and backgrounds to be valued and appreciated. W.O.M.A.N., Inc. values teamwork and consensus, accountability, direct communication, respectful use of power, transparency, anti-oppression, environmental practice, and self-care.

Programs:
24 Hour Support Line
Drop-In Support
Therapy
Support Groups
Latinx Program
Volunteer Program
Education & Outreach
Domestic Violence Information & Referral Center(DVIRC)

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