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The National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault (SCESA) is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization of Women of Color.
Our Leadership Circle (Board of Directors) is made of Women of Color who bring cumulatively over 65 years of programmatic, grant management, and organization administration experience in working with Communities of Color and in the violence against women movement.
Our staff team has years of expertise and knowledge on violence against women coupled with a dedication and passion to support and advocate for Women and Girls of Color that goes beyond our job titles. Our collective expertise includes a demonstrated and extensive background in working with historically marginalized communities in various systems (medical, judicial, education, housing) and a myriad of social justice issues including, reproductive justice, economics, substance abuse, HIV, disability, immigration, and healthcare.
Our team has extensive experience working with culturally-specific organizations and building capacity. We help to support culturally relevant responses to addressing sexual assault and helping to provide training and technical assistance at the national, state, territorial and local community.
We believe in honoring cultural values of sharing, learning, and building community among Women of Color and Communities of Color.
We believe sexual assault is a symptom of a larger problem that reinforces an environment which allows violence to exist and a society which has deemed some people as less deserving
We believe in the cyclical notion of sharing with the community as we learn from the community.