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Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault (MESA) is a statewide program committed to preventing sexual violence in multicultural communities and other underserved and underrepresented populations in Indiana. MESA is a social change program with an emphasis on popular education. MESA provides communities and organizations with culturally relevant tools and knowledge to prevent sexual violence and promote healthy relationships.

MESA promotes safe environments within communities, families, and populations through outreach, advocacy, leadership development, and training,

MESA works to build a society free of sexual violence by engaging all members of the community in the responsibility for preventing sexual violence.

MESA serves diverse communities varying in race, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, religion, languages spoken, disability, and immigration status.

MESA recognizes how oppression relates to sexual violence and seeks to empower traditionally marginalized groups of women and communities.

MESA strives to create a voice for those who might not be heard otherwise.

Outreach efforts include the following communities:

  • Asian/Pacific Islander
  • Immigrant
  • Latino/Hispanic
  • LGBTQ
  • Native American/Indigenous
  • People with disabilities
Featured Artist

Marta Sanchez is MESA's featured artist
Artist, survivor, and poet. Marta uses her art to advocate for gender and racial equality and healing for survivors

Marta Sanchez

Marta Sanchez presenting for the University of New Hampshire at Durham, 2010