Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 9:00 AM PDT
Friday, August 12, 2022 at 2:30 PM PDT

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700 W Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

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2022 VALOR Statewide Conference

Collective Action for Equity
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ValorUS (VALOR) 2022 Statewide Conference will be held at the Marriott in Anaheim, CA on August 11 - 12, 2022. Pre-conference events will be held on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

The 2022 VALOR Statewide Conference will be our first opportunity to gather in person since the pandemic. This conference is an opportunity to reconnect and advance the movement to end sexual violence. At this year’s conference, we invite participants to take “Collective Action for Equity” toward ending sexual violence. Join activists and advocates throughout California to explore the linkages between eradicating oppression and ending sexual violence. 

Returning to in-person events safely and confidently! COVID-19 requirements and safety measures will be in place. VALOR’s goal is to keep everyone healthy and safe, and to create a wonderful reunion experience!

*COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement to attend this event. LEARN MORE HERE.

If you are requesting ASL interpretation you must register before July 16, 2022, otherwise we cannot guarantee that we will be able to facilitate your request. Thank you.


Registration for the VALOR Statewide Conference is fully transferrable to another person from your agency through Tuesday, August 2, 2022. VALOR will not offer refunds for registration after July 29, 2022.



August 11 - 12 | Statewide Conference

The VALOR Statewide Conference is a two-day event with opening plenaries each day followed by workshop sessions.


VALOR Member Before 7/8/22 $150 On/After 7/9/22 $200

General Registration Before 7/8/22 $250 On/After 7/9/22 $300

*Membership dues must be submitted before purchasing at these rates. For membership information, please contact Villena Koumis at villena@valor.us or visit our website at valor.us.


We have secured a government rate for participants at the Marriott in Anaheim, CA of $120/night (plus tax).  The deadline for the government rate is July 27, 2022. Register and book early as this rate sells out quickly! Information on how to book you room will be sent in your registration confirmation email.


A limited number of scholarships are available. LEARN MORE HERE. Scholarship applications are due by July 15, 2022.


Wednesday, August 10 | Pre-Conference Events + Annual Membership Meeting


The Annual Executive Director Meeting is an opportunity for Executive Directors from California's rape crisis/CalOES-funded programs addressing sexual assault to gather with their peers. The purpose of the meeting is to address key topics and emerging issues impacting the organizational capacity of these programs.

This meeting is only open to Executive Directors of Cal OES-funded rape crisis center programs.

PRE-CONFERENCE: CDPH RPE Training and Networking Meeting 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Training and Networking meeting is an opportunity for RPE program staff to come together to share strategies and challenges and receive updates and information on the RPE program from CDPH and VALOR. This meeting is open only to CDPH RPE Grantees.


The Position Specific Forums are peer learning opportunities for individuals in a specific job function to come together to share and network with colleagues in similar roles at other agencies. This event is for VALOR members only and is not open to the general public.

Position Specific Forum: Prevention/ Community Education

Position Specific Forum: Intervention/Advocacy Advocates and Counselors

Position Specific Forum: Volunteer Coordination

This event is for VALOR Members only and is not open to the general public.

WELCOME RECEPTION: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for an opportunity to meet with other individuals committed to changing the social norms for a future free from sexual violence. We'll offer light refreshments and a no-host bar.

Reception is open to all VALOR Members and conference attendees

Thursday, August 11 | Main Conference 

REGISTRATION: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

OPENING PLENARY: 9:00 am - 9:45 am 


Session A - 10:00 am - 11:30 am  

Leading with Equity & Disrupting Oppression: How to Operationalize Organizational Change

The Power of Poetry to Educate, Prevent and Heal from Violence 

Decolonize and Unlearn: Tribal Victim Dynamics

In Our Own Voices: Sex Workers Speak Out

Lunch on your own - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Session B - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Equity and Justice in Our Everyday Work: A Toolkit for Rape Crisis Centers to Implement Transformative Change

Supporting Survivors with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Through Person-Centered Planning

Working in Indian Country to Address Violence

Concepts of Consent from Intimacy Coordination and Sex Work

Friday, August  12 | Main Conference 

REGISTRATION: 8:00 am - 9:00 am

OPENING PLENARY: 9:00am - 9:45 am


Session C - 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Road to Transformative Change of Anti-Oppression Work

C.A. LEADDS, Collaborating to Address Sexual Abuse Services in the Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Community 

Sexual Health and Survivor Support: Tools to Interrupt Shame and Stigma to Access Options and Foster Sexual Agency

Occupational Hazard: Emerging and Expansive Practices for Rape Crisis Centers Serving Survivors Who Do Sex Work

Lunch on your own - 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Session D - 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Confronting Oppression: Sexual Violence Behind Bars

Dignity Restored: Arts and Healing to End Violence

Autonomous Bodies: A Cultural Venn Diagram of Sexual Health, Reproductive Justice, and Ending Sexual Violence

Decriminalize Sex Work: End Stigma and Sexual Violence

*please note: this schedule is subject to change