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Domestic Violence: Dare to Speak Its Name, Tues., Oct. 21

As part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Hofstra University’s Criminology Program and the Herstory Writers Workshop are presenting a one-day conference titled Domestic Violence: Dare to Speak Its Name – Communities Respond to Intimate Partner Abuse on Tuesday, October 21, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. All events take place at 246 East Library Wing, Axinn Library, South Campus. (Video: Professor of Sociology Margaret Abraham outlines the mission of conference.)

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

Ray Rice’s indefinite suspension from the NFL for punching his fiancé in an Atlantic City hotel elevator and other incidents in the news have 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.

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


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