Jason Garcia is a queer non-binary, latinx advocate for survivor-centred response to sexual violence in the city of Edmonton. As the volunteer manager for the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton (SACE), they manage the most passionate group of volunteers who are dedicated to providing front-line support and empowerment to those impacted by sexual violence. They highlight the importance that trauma-informed, anti-oppressive practices have in a survivor’s healing journey.
Throughout their time at MacEwan, Jason continuously advocated for dedicated campus resources and invested heavily in ensuring student voices played an integral part in ensuring campus policies, procedures and supports were survivor-centred. Jason believes it is crucial that survivors are empowered to be experts in their own healing process and strives to ensure this truth becomes more widely accepted, especially with the rise of #metoo.