Thu, Jan 14|
Reclaiming Our Voices: Safety and Dignity for Women/Trans folks in Music
A 45 minutes online session facilitated by Viktoria Belle (she/her) and Kayla McGee (she/her). This session brings together our shared experiences and knowledge of gender-based violence prevention and response tools and practices from an artist's and organizers lens.
Time & Location
Jan 14, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
About the Event
Fifteen years of experience in the not-for-profit live music and arts sector. Producer of over 500 events including concerts and festivals. A proactive, reliable, and diligent team player with a thirst for knowledge. Proven track record in fundraising including raising over $500,000 in new capital and project funding. Managed and grew annual operating budgets from $300,000 to $1,000,000. Extensive experience in project and financial management. Strong ability to build rapport, speak publicly, and manage staff. Has the tenacity necessary to see difficult projects through.
VIKTORIA BELLE – Dandelion Initiative
Viktoria Belle is the founder and Executive Director of the Dandelion Initiative. She had worked for a decade in the food, beverage and hospitality industry while she built her practice as an educator and facilitator in gender based violence prevention, which lead her to develop and lead the Safer Bars and Spaces Program. She has held diverse senior roles with not-for-profit organizations in the city of Toronto and has contributed to many different publications and movements with a focus on labour rights, sexual violence, and education. She has a deep devotion to survivor-centric programming and shares that devotion through her expertise in policy development and consulting. Viktoria delivers survivor centred, feminist and intersectional sessions for women and feminized people who have experienced childhood abuse or sexual violence. She has delivered keynotes and seminars across Canada on gender based violence prevention and developed public policy recommendations and advocacy initiatives for safer communities.