Be A Peer Champion

Interested in helping your community?

Apply to be a Peer Champion for DVRP’s #UsToo Campaign!

About the #UsToo Campaign  

Asian/Pacific Islander immigrant women, particularly those who are undocumented and those with limited English proficiency, have huge barriers in finding sustainable work with fair wages. DVRP recognizes the power imbalances that contribute to workplace sexual harassment and is proud to announce its partnership with Times Up from January 2019-April 2020. Through the #UsToo project, DVRP aims to build the leadership capacity of women in the community, encourage survivors (including immigrant and refugee A/PI community members) to speak out about their experiences; and recruit and train women to become peer champions to combat work place sexual harassment.

  

What is a Peer Champion? 

A Peer Champion is someone who wants to educate and share with their peers and community information about their rights in the workplace, especially around sexual harassment. You do not need to be an expert, just have a community you’re a part of and the desire to make a difference.
 

What do Peer Champions do? 

Peer Champions do 3 things: 1) attend 4 trainings with DVRP (4 hours/training); 2) Do outreach in your community on work place sexual harassment and to recruit future peer champions; 3) hold your own trainings/discussions with peers in your community to share what you have learned.
DVRP will build and support your existing leadership qualities!  

 

What Supports do Peer Champions Receive? 

Peer Champions will receive $1000 for their role in this project. Peer Champions will also get in-person training, resources, and ongoing support from DVRP staff. DVRP staff will help you plan your trainings, and make sure you have all the information and materials you need.  

 

What is the Time Commitment? 

Peer Champions will be selected by February and must participate in 16 hours of training (1 session a week, 4 hours at a time) with DVRP staff from Early February 2019 – Mid March 2019.  

Peer Champions will do 20 hours of community outreach from March 2019 – May 2019 

Peer Champions will hold three workshops for community members from
May 2019 – August  2019 

Total Time Commitment: 42 hours February 2019 – August 2019 

 

Who is Eligible to Apply?

DVRP is looking for 4 Peer Champions: one from the Japanese community, one from the South Asian community, one from the Chinese community and one from the Vietnamese community. Peer Champions must be in low-wage or shift work. Peer Champions should speak an A/PI language but have some fluency in English. We encourage people with lived experience of work-place sexual harassment to apply. All are encouraged to apply. 

 

How Can I Apply? 

If you or someone you know would like to apply to be a Peer Champion click HERE for an online form OR contact: Lauren Pires, at lauren@dvrp.org, call 202-833-2232, or mail your application to P.O. Box 14268, Washington DC 20044.  

Please include your name, how to contact you, what languages you speak, what your job is, and why you are interested in being a Peer Champion.  

Deadline to apply: January 14th, 2019.