To commemorate October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hofstra University’s Criminology Program and the Herstory Writers Workshop are partnering to present a one-day conference titled Domestic Violence: Dare to Speak Its Name – Communities Respond to Intimate Partner Abuse. This will take place on Tuesday, October 21, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All events take place at 246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus.
Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the NFL for punching his fiancé in an Atlantic City hotel elevator has focused new attention on the issue of domestic violence. Why do men do it, and why do women stay with partners who abuse them? How should communities, law enforcement and corporate America respond to domestic violence? These are some of the issues the conference will address.
Panel topics include:
- What is Domestic Violence? Teaching, Researching and Practicing Prevention
- Survivors of Domestic Violence and Their Memories (Readings by five Herstory Writers Workshop participants)
- State and Community Responses to Domestic Violence
In addition to speakers from Hofstra University and Herstory, there will be experts from New York University, the New York State Department of Corrections, the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, the Safe Center of Long Island, SEPA Mujer, and the Domestic Harmony Foundation.
There is no fee to attend, but advance registration is required. Lunch and refreshments will be served for conference participants and registered attendees.
To register or for further information on the conference, contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at (516) 463-5669 or email Liena.Gurevich@hofstra.edu.