The SOAR Collective
The SOAR Collective aims to mobilize advocates to demand accountability and revolutionize the way anti-violence organizations operate. Using an anti-oppression and anti-racism lens, we work to support victim service advocates while reimagining the movement.
We are three young-ish women (Black, white, and multi-racial Latina) and anti-violence advocates who are ready for change, ready for a revolution, and ready to hold our organizations accountable. For the past five years or so, we have worked with advocates, prevention educators, leadership, and other staff at local sexual and domestic violence agencies. We continue to hear about the pain, disappointment, frustration, and discrimination staff experience on a daily basis–and we can relate because we’ve experienced it ourselves, too.
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Collectively, we support the organizational accountability revolution. To make this a reality, we offer consulting and training for anti-violence organizations, and support for advocates via a free group chat, opportunites to share their stories with us, referrals and resources. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch.
Dialogue Skills Initiative
Founder- Alexa St. Martin, LCSW (She/Her/Hers)
Alexa St. Martin, MSW is an advanced dialogue facilitator with 10 years of experience helping individuals, teams, and communities manage safe, meaningful conversations about difficult topics. She was trained in dialogue facilitation by the World in Conversation Center for Public
Diplomacy in 2013 before continuing to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services and a Master of Social Work Degree. She first developed the training curriculum “The Art of Facilitation” in 2017 inspired by her passion for compassionate communication and informed by her diverse experiences as a dialogue facilitator, clinical therapist, and social justice advocate. She has since trained over 500 facilitators across professional disciplines, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and community groups.
Difficult conversations are an inevitable and critical part of every healthy workplace,organization, and community. These difficult conversations have the power to lead to meaningful, long-lasting outcomes when we are both prepared and willing to lean into them safely. “The Art of Facilitation” facilitator training combines tactics of conflict resolution, mediation, trauma-informed care, and therapeutic group management skills to prepare participants to lead conscious dialogues that cultivate impactful individual, organizational, or community change.