Violence Against Women, Talking about the Hard Stuff: Re-creating a Movement for Healing and Change.
During the exhibit!Join us for this probing, interactive discussion with remarkable women who have worked for decades to illuminate the problem of violence against women and change the acceptance of violence in our homes, communities and culture.
We will explore the personal and political dimensions of violence against women. We will examine the many forms of violence women endure in our culture, from physical, sexual and emotional abuse, to the feminization of poverty, the links between oppressions and the strength and strategies women use to cope, endure and thrive. We will also challenge the narrow confines of the traditional definitions of masculinity and the critical role men could play in preventing violence.We will explore the ways in which healing, recovery and transformation occur in people, communities and societies.
Barbara Engel, MPH, survivor activist- leading the conversation
Sharmili Majmudar, Executive Director, Rape Victim Advocates
Scheherazade Tillet, M.A.A.T, Executive Director, A Long Walk Home
Kathy Doherty, Executive Director of Between Friends