Claudia (she/her) is a queer, mixed Lebanese-American, disabled sexual and domestic violence preventionist, advocate, survivor, and social justice organizer, based in Fredericksburg, VA. She joined us to talk about her work as Community Services Specialist at the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA) in Fredericksburg, VA.
RCASA’s services include a 24/7 hotline, counseling, hospital accompaniment, legal accompaniment, case management, prevention education. As part of her position, Claudia educates people in her community (as early as middle school) about healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships, consent, bystander intervention, and much more.
Our conversation included the importance of intersectionality in work around sexual violence, the particular challenges of reporting our experiences in LGBTQ and Arab-American communities, and how we can best support others experiencing relationship abuse.
You can reach out to Claudia for events, workshops, and collaborations at [email protected]
RCASA Address: 615 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Suite 201 Fredericksburg VA 22401
RCASA Phone: 540.371.6771
RCASA 24/7 Bi-lingual Hotline: 540.371.1666
RCASA Email: [email protected]
RCASA Website: www.rcasa.org
RAINN: 800.656. HOPE (4673)