Summit Speaker Announcement: GINA MUSA
We are delighted to announce Gina Musa as a conversation panelist for the 2021 NC Sexual Violence Primary Prevention Summit!
Gina Musa, NCCPSS, CARC is the Rural Outreach and Networking Coordinator, Harm Reduction Learning Network Initiative of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Injury Prevention Research Center. Ms. Musa has worked in the fields of recovery and harm reduction since 2016. Prior to joining UNC IPRC, she worked at the NC Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) as their Linkage to Care Coordinator. In that role, she worked statewide to support NCHRC’s participants in the process of connecting to health, wellness and treatment/recovery resources, with a focus on participants in rural, under-resourced areas. Through building relationships, Ms. Musa connected those in need to appropriate resources, while providing hope and using a non-judgmental, person-centered approach. Ms. Musa is also a ex sex worker as well as a person who experiences SUD and is currently in long term recovery. Ms. Musa is currently a student at UNC Chapel Hill as well as employee whose work includes recruitment, interviewing and qualitative inductive and deductive coding. Prior to working for NCHRC, Ms. Musa worked at Healing Transitions, providing wraparound services to people who have survived a non-fatal opioid overdose as well as other trauma from substance use. Ms. Musa advocates for recovery and the de-stigmatization of those fighting to become their best selves through the often-challenging recovery process.
Conversation title: “A More Inclusive Movement: Centering the Margins in Sexual Violence Prevention.”