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Uncovering Alternative Responses to Violence in Our Community Summit

June 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence (ACESDV) as we explore how to end violence in our communities. We will look beyond criminal justice interventions to examine strategies for alternative responses to violence in unserved and underserved communities. We hope to honor and learn from what is already working in Arizona’s communities and brainstorm next steps to increase our responsiveness.

Author and international speaker, Lavon Morris-Grant is the keynote speaker. Her book, “Whom Shall I Fear: A Spiritual Journey of A Battered Woman”, is a memoir of her life relating to domestic violence after being shot four times by her husband. Ms. Morris-Grant will share the impact of domestic violence on her family and their long journey to recovery. Ms. Morris-Grant has been described as a fearless and unapologetic speaker who speaks the truth about systemic barriers that impact individuals’ lives.

Legal and social justice consultant, Dr. Aneesah Nadir, president of the Islamic Social Services Association of Arizona, will share information related to addressing DV and SV in the Muslin community. Isaac Akapnitis and Jason Vail Cruz, of Terros Health and the LGBTQ Consortium will address responses to violence in the LGBTQ community and other communities are pending confirmation.

Registration is only $20.00 for this one day event that will also provide opportunities for participants to network and explore collaborations to develop intervention and prevention strategies that are more effective for their specific community.

Register here.

Hosted by ACESDV with leadership from the following committees:

Gender & Sexual Minority, Strength Hope Awareness Respect Education (SHARE), Women of Color

Questions? Contact Yvonne@acesdv.org or 602 279-2900


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Desert Willow Conference Center
4340 E Cotton Center Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85040 United States
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