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MESA 15th Annual Multicultural Gathering; Mother Earth & Father Sky: Environmental Justice, Food Security & Sexual Violence Prevention

November 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


MESA’s Annual Gathering brings together marginalized community organizers, leaders in the movement to end violence, and service providers from across the country to build strategies and skills for holistic sexual violence prevention efforts.

WHEN: November 28th, 2018, 8am – 5pm
WHERE: Hendricks County 4H Fairgrounds and Conference Center, 1900 E. Main St., Danville, IN
THEME: Mother Earth & Father Sky: Environmental Justice, Food Security and Sexual Violence Prevention
REGISTRATION: $50 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, and light snacks) Click HERE to register.


MESA’s Multicultural Gathering is a national event that focuses on developing strategies for the primary prevention of sexual violence in underserved and marginalized communities.  This gathering continues to focus on ending violence and giving voice to the strengths and needs of People of Color, Tribal and Indigenous Communities, LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, immigrants, undocumented community members, and all marginalized peoples.

The Gathering radically re-imagines the concept of a “conference” into the practices of an intentional community centered simultaneously on trauma healing, sexual violence prevention, and all of the issues that connect to create safety or harm for the most vulnerable communities in society by uplifting and prioritizing the voices of those within these communities.

This Multicultural Gathering will provide people from under-served and marginalized communities from all over the country the opportunity to connect and mobilize around all forms of violence.  In particular, this year we are focused on Indigenous leadership and lessons, food security, environmental justice, racial justice, and mental health. Click HERE to see more information or submit a workshop proposal.

Exhibitor Information: Exhibitor booths are $150 for non-profits and $200 for for-profits.  Applications due October 24th, 5pm ET.  MESA is always looking to highlight marginalized community artists to host booths at the Gathering!  You are welcome to sell work and keep 100% of the profits!  If you’re interested, just email Skye at kantola@purdue.edu.