RECLAIM RENEW RESTORE AUGUST 26-28, 2020 A VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
The following Code of Conduct was adopted from the National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) and Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation.
Be aware of your PRIVILEGE & share the verbal space. Language interpretation is available throughout the conference based on needs identified during registration. Use people-first language (i.e. person with a disability vs. disabled or person of color vs. colored) unless the person indicates another preference. Never assume a person’s gender identity based on their name or their appearance – if you don’t know, use gender inclusive pronouns or ask for their pronouns Use gender inclusive language when speaking in generalities or about groups of people that you do not know the individual pronouns of (i.e. everyone vs. ladies and gentlemen and they/them/theirs vs. he/him/his and she/her/hers). No Foul or obscene language or gestures, including slurs or jokes; Derogatory written or electronic statements, pictures, or drawings; use of nudity and/or sexual images No violating personal space by stalking, or harassing through photography or unwanted sexual advances/suggestions No harassing or encouraging prejudicial actions or comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, differing physical or mental abilities, physical appearance, socioeconomic status, body size, race, ethnicity, nationality, age, or religion. Remember: ‘No’ means no. ‘Stop’ means stop. ‘Go away’ means go away. Silence does not mean consent. Staff will be monitoring all chats and breakout sessions. In the case of noncompliance, the offender will be removed from the virtual conference space with no refund.
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LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT We humbly make this land acknowledgement. We gather here today on Turtle Island, the Indigenous term for the North American continent. We are convening on the ancestral land of the Paskestikweya Accohannock, Assateaque, Choptank, Delaware, Matapeake, Na nticoke, Piscataway, Pocomoke, and Shawnee. We humbly offer our respects to the elders, past and present citizens, of the Cedarville Band of the Piscataway Conoy, the Piscataway Indian Nation, and the Piscataway Conoy Tribe, all Algonquian (Al- Gon-Qwe-An) Peoples.We have come together today on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The word Chesapeake is also an Algonquian word named after a nation of people who once lived near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay, in an area now called Hampton Roads, Virginia. While a land acknowledgement is not enough, it is an important social justice and decolonial practice that promotes Indigenous visibility and a reminder that we are on sacred land. Let this land acknowledgement be an opening for all of us to contemplate the ongoing struggles to resist colonial indoctrination through various Indigenous movements for identity, sovereignty, and self-determination.
Created in partnership between the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Writing Center and Mario Harley, Member of the Piscataway Nation Council ©2019
10:00 AM Opening Remarks by Jennifer Pollitt Hill Interim Executive Director Aishah Shahidah Simmons as Virtual Emcee
Keynote Speaker: Alicia Sanchez Gill, Executive Director of Emergent Fund
10:30 AM-12:30 PM Opening Plenary: Multi-tiered Approach Presentation Theresa Hiegel, Danielle Brandon, and Corporal Mike Davies This session discusses the tragic story of Donna Laudick who was murdered by her husband, Robert "Glen" Laudick. Donna's daughter, Danielle Brandon, collaborates with the Frederick County Sheriffâ€™s Office to reveal details of the case. They also explore the dynamics of manipulation, and address concerns and needs of a surviving family member. 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Session I: Intimate Partner Violence Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men: Examining the Issues of Structural Racism and Systemic Oppression by Dr. Durryle Brooks, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health This session will explore local and regional data on IPV among Black, gay and bisexual men and critically examine structural issues that prevent these men from accessing services. This session will conclude with an exploration of strategies focused on an intersectional justice approach to shifting the field of IPV toward greater inclusion.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Session 2: Addressing Domestic Violence in the American Muslim Community by Rahmah A. Abdulaleem from KARAMAH Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights & Aisha Rahman from Sugarlimb Consulting and the Baig Firm. This workshop will focus on the intersections between Islam and genderbased violence & supporting Muslim survivors of intimate partner violence. It is designed to address a multi-disciplinary audience including: adults/parents, religious leaders, social services staff, board members, and state agencies (DV and SA).
10:00 AM-12:00 PM Session 3: Using the Lens of Systemic Oppression to Redesign Abuse Intervention Programs by LisaÂ Nitsch and Angelique Green-Manning of House of Ruth Maryland House of Ruth Maryland has transformed the way they offer intervention services for abusive partners. Their focus on cultural relevance and accessibility led to the development of a unique approach that includes wrap-around services for participants that aim to increase engagement and reduce lethality. With an emphasis on their process, Lisa will share their vision of a holistic approach to engaging abusive partners while maintaining their focus on survivor safety.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Session 4:Fireside Chat on Improving Response for Rural Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence with Jeanne Yeager, Executive Director of MidShore Council on Family Violence (MSCFV) & Panelists Christine DeBastiani (Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy), Grace Fansler Boudreau (University of Maryland 's CARE to Stop Violence program), Fawn (SurvivorAdvocate), Katelyn Kennell-Gaither (Family Crisis Resource Center), and Robin Sample (MSCFV). Jeanne Yeager discusses the state of domestic violence in rural Maryland. This often overlooked population of intimate partner violence survivors has unique needs. Jeanne will be joined by leaders in the field to review and discuss the short film,“Domestic Violence in Rural America: Survivors’ Stories.” Panelists will also discuss the similarities and differences in providing services in different rural communities in Maryland and answer questions from attendees on how to improve services to survivors in rural areas across the state.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Session 5: Strengthening Community Responses to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming Survivors by Colleen Armstrong & Helen McDonald from Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services This training will use interactive activities, case-scenarios, and an experiential study of LGBTQ-GNC oppression to help domestic and sexual violence service providers create safer, more welcoming and inclusive environments within their programs for LGBTQ-GNC survivors. The training will also strengthen community responses to LGBTQ-GNC individuals seeking services through an intersectional lens that examines how systems of oppression, unique experiences of intimate partner violence, and institutional bias can shape experiences for our queer and transgender community members.
10:00 AM -12:00 PM Closing Keynote Speaker: Lydia Watts, Executive Director of the Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise (ROAR) Center ASL
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Session 6: Closer to Freedom: Envisioning a World Where Black Women Aren't Seen as Angry and UnWhole by Ayana Wallace from Ujima This workshops seeks to examine the intersections of race, class, and gender and how racialized tropes have not only manifested but are perpetuated and continue to impact Black women survivors and advocates alike. Through dynamic and interactive discourse we will explore strategies that will shift power toward collective liberation in the workplace and for survivors who seek justice. We will critique the ways in which advocacy becomes performative when staff of color, specifically Black women, experience inequity and micro-aggressions in the workplace and other “safe spaces.”
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Session 7: When Cultural Competency and Intersectionality Backfire by Veronica Quinonez from JCADA As more individuals gain an understanding of intersectionality and aim for inclusivity we must stop and ask ourselves if our efforts have unintended consequences. When navigating higher education and nonprofits, one cannot help but draw parallels to white supremacist colonial archetypes. Even the most well intentioned efforts, language, and programs can actually mimic what our colonizers did to our ancestors or living relatives. This program aims to raise awareness about such unintended consequences.
Aishah Shahidah Simmons’s award-winning cultural work expresses its voice through the art of documentary film-making, writing, and activism while being informed by her lived experiences as a child sexual abuse survivor, adult rape survivor, and Buddhist practitioner. She is committed to disrupting and ending violence without relying on carceral accountability. Simmons’s latest work is the 2020 Lambda Literary Award-winning Love WITH Accountability: Digging Up the Roots of Child Sexual Abuse (AK Press, Fall 2019), an anthology that she organized and edited. The collection features transformative writings by forty adult diasporic Black child sexual abuse survivors and advocates. They explore how we can address child sexual abuse without depending on policing and prisons. Feminist activist Gloria Steinem says of Love WITH Accountability, "With this brave and healing anthology of truth-telling about sexual abuse within Black families, Aishah Shahidah Simmons sets an example for all families. If we could all raise just one generation of children without violence or the threat of violence, who knows what might be possible?" As a filmmaker, she successfully created two acclaimed short videos, Silence Broken (1993) and In My Father’s House (1996) to address race, gender, homophobia, rape, reproductive justice, and misogyny. However, Simmons is most widely known for her 2006 groundbreaking, internationally acclaimed documentary feature film, NO! The Rape Documentary. Twelve years in the making and funded by the Ford Foundation, along with many other funding partners, NO! exposes the taboos that cover-up rape, sexual assault, and failed accountability in African-American communities. The film brings together leading and emerging Black scholars, theologians, artists, activists, men, women, and survivors to break silences and commit themselves to reshaping patriarchal cultures of violence against women and queer communities; and, to look at healing in those communities.
NO! amplifies the imperative need for survivor-centered, non-carceral accountability. Ahead of its time, the 2006 world premiere of NO! took place nineteen months before Title IX was successfully applied to campus sexual assault cases.” The film is currently available for $1 streaming rental in multiple subtitled languages. NO! and Unveiling the Silence the accompanying 100page study guide are used in high schools, universities, rape crisis centers, battered women's shelters, correctional facilities, churches, and at conferences and government-sponsored events globally.
Alice Walker, the Pulitzer Prizeand National Book Award-winning author and human rights activist says, “If the Black community in the Americas and in the world would heal itself, it must complete the work, this film [NO!] begins.” Simmons’s writings are published widely, including articles for The New York Times, NBC.com, Essence Magazine and the #MeToo movement. Her cultural work and activism are documented extensively. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, presented her work and lectured throughout North America, and in countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Simmons is on Instagram and Twitter, @AfroLez and Love WITH Accountability U N I V E R iSs IoTnYI n O O, P@Kl oIvNe wSi t M s t aFg rH am h a cI L c oTu O n tN ability
Alicia Sanchez Gill
Alicia Sanchez Gill is a long-time organizer, advocate, and non-profit professional. She has fifteen years of experience in cross-movement organizing grounded in Black, queer feminist theory and lived experience. Alicia is currently the Director of Emergent Fund. In her role, she manages a rapid-response fund partnership with Women Donors Network, Solidaire, Threshold Foundation, and the Democracy Alliance. The Emergent Fund was established to help move quick resources to communities that are under attack by federal policies and priorities – immigrants, women, Muslim and ArabAmerican communities, Black people, Indigenous communities, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color.
Lydia Watts launched Rebuild, Overcome, and Rise (ROAR) at the University of Maryland Baltimore Law School to provide civil legal and wrap-around services to survivors of crime in Baltimore City. Lydia has spent the past 30 years working with survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence. She co-founded Women Empowered Against Violence (WEAVE), where she was Executive Director from 1995-2005. Lydia is also the founding board chair of the Network for Victim Recovery (NVRDC) in Washington D.C., which serves survivors of all types of crime with a strong emphasis on serving survivors of rape and sexual assault.
Opening Plenary: Multi-tiered Approach Presentation Danielle Brandon, is a wife, mother and two time gestational surrogate. She has 3 dogs and a tripod cat. She went to school for deaf studies and interpretation, but has found her place in Radiology. She lost her brother in 2012 to addiction, and mother in 2015 to intimate partner violence. Following the death of her mother, she has worked to bring awareness to intimate partner violence and advocates for victims’ rights. Danielle has continual contact with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office and participates as an active member and leader in raising awareness through Memorial Miles to honor those lives lost to intimate partner violence in the state of Maryland. Corporal Michael Davies began his law enforcement career in 2001 with the Baltimore City Police Department. In 2003, he was a lateral hire with the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office. He has served in various specialized units including: the Community Deputy Program, Community Outreach Unit and the Criminal Investigations Section (CIS) as a Persons Crimes Detective. Recently, Davies was promoted to corporal,and he was assigned to Patrol Operations as a first line supervisor. Cpl. Davies has investigated Homicides, Rapes, Sex Offenses, Child Abuse, Child Exploitation and Child Pornography. He has received two Unit Citation awards within the CIS and a 2014 recipient of the State of Maryland Governor’s Citation Award for unwavering commitment, advocacy for fair, compassionate and dignified treatment for all of victims of domestic violence crimes. Theresa Hiegel graduated from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice and Criminology and received a certificate from Hood College in Thanatology. Currently, she is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Crisis Response and Trauma. Theresa has worked for nonprofit Heartly House, the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office, and currently works for the Frederick County Sheriff’s as the Crisis Response Lead. She was named as Frederick County Sheriff’s Office Civilian of the Year in 2012, 2013 by the Chamber of Commerce in Frederick, MD, and was the 2018 recipient of the Henry Gleim Memorial Award from the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention Youth and Victim Services.
Intimate Partner Violence Among Black Gay and Bisexual Men: Examining the Issues of Structural Racism and Systemic Oppression Durryle Brooks, Ph.D. is an early career interdisciplinary researcher and a social justice practitioner from Baltimore, MD. He is the Founder and CEO of Love and Justice Consulting LLC, an organization that provides leaders with diversity and social justice learning opportunities to increase their capacity to effectively and authentically engage difference. Additionally, over the past 15 years, Dr. Brooks’ research agenda has explored the impact of systemic oppression on the holistic health of Black communities with a focus on exploring how racism, sexism, and heterosexism impact Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) people’s mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, and sexual health.
Addressing Domestic Violence in the American Muslim Community Rahmah A. Abdulaleem is the Executive Director of KARAMAH. As Executive Director, Ms. Abdulaleem is active in advocating and educating on issues that affect Muslims and Muslim women in particular on a local, national and international platforms. She has lectured to students, international delegations and community members in the Washington, DC area, spoke on panels at national conferences, participated in meetings with government officials on domestic violence, civil rights and national security issues and taught leadership courses to Muslim women in the Philippines. Aisha Rahman served as KARAMAH’s Executive Director and Director of Family Law for six years. During these years, Aisha conducted national trainings with lawyers,judges, and advocates on family law. Aisha also started a legal services initiative at KARAMAH, where along with other attorneys, she provided pro bono legal assistance to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Aisha left KARAMAH in November 2017 to start Sugarlimb Consulting and join the Baig Firm where she handles complex family law matters at The Baig Firm including divorce, custody, child support, Islamic marriage contracts, and other related matters.
Using the Lens of Systemic Oppression to Redesign Abuse Intervention Programs Angelique Green-Manning is currently the Associate Director of Intervention Programs for House of Ruth Maryland. Angelique Green-Manning has worked at the House of Ruth Maryland for the past 12 years. Ange has worked in the Legal Clinic as the Administrative Assistant, the Paralegal, and finally as the Managing Legal Advocate. In the past year she has taken on the position of Abuse Intervention Programs Manager. She is the co-facilitator of the Maryland Abuse Intervention Collaborative. Lisa Nitsch serves as Director of Training & Education for House of Ruth Maryland. She is responsible for the agency’s intervention programs for abusive partners and the Training Institute, which coordinates professional development for staff, external community education, and professional technical assistance. Lisa oversees the day-to-day operation of these programs and new initiatives that improve the quality and scope of services. Lisa has been with House of Ruth Maryland since 1998. For six years she served as Vice President of the national organization, Women in Fatherhood, and nearly a decade as Chair of Maryland’s Abuse Intervention Collaborative.
Fireside Chat & Panel Discussion with Jeanne Yeager Grace F. Boudreau, MPH is a power-based violence preventionist and a skilled trainer who has presented to a variety of audiences across Maryland on topics such as, sexual violence prevention and evaluation efforts, consent communication, and the intersection of alcohol and sexual violence. She received her Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Behavioral and Community Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked in the government, nonprofit, and higher education sectors. Grace is currently the Coordinator for Outreach and Assessment at CARE to Stop Violence. Christine DeBastiani is the Crisis Manager for the Southern Maryland Center for Family Advocacy serving St. Mary's, Charles, and Calvert Counties. In addition to providing direct services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, including legal advocacy, crisis support, access to counseling, 24/7 emergency shelter, and rape crisis support, SMCFA works with community partners to provide referrals to additional client services.
Fawn, is a survivor of domestic violence and lifelong Maryland resident, exclusively on the Eastern shore. She was a Queen Anne's County resident for over 20 years. Fawn has children with her abuser, and experienced every form of abuse including economic, verbal, psychological, sexual, and physical abuse. The abuse took place over the span of 10 years. Fawn believes that without the help of the domestic violence program she would not be alive today. She is happy to share her story to help further the outreach work to help victims become fellow survivors. Katelyn Kennell-Gaither is the Shelter Director at Family Crisis Resource Center, Inc. in Allegany County, MD. Katelyn works with victims entering shelter, provides case management services to secure housing and other needs, and fulfills supervisory and administrative duties. Currently, Katelyn is earning for Master in Social Work degree. Katelyn has been with the agency for 6 years. She has coordinated the supervised visitation program and worked to develop the Prison Rape Elimination Act support services for all county detention facilities. Robin M. Sample is a trained Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking Victim Advocate and is currently employed by Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence as the Case Management Coordinator and the Victim Advocate for Dorchester County clients. Robin is also a best-selling author, having written three solo projects, entitled, “When I Stopped Being Angry with God,” “21 Affirmations for Forgiveness and Healing,” and ‘From Shattered Pieces to Complete Peace.” Robin is also a co-author on three (3) anthology projects, all of which were published in 2019. Robin will also be featured in the ‘She Wins…Beyond The Bruises’ Documentary on Domestic Violence Survival, which will be released and shown in theaters across the United States in the near future, under the direction of Visionary Producer and Author, Tamika Hall of TamikaInk.
Jeanne Yeager is the Executive Director of Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence. Yeager has been with the Mid-Shore Council on Family Violence for 20 years and has over 28 years of experience in the field of domestic violence. Yeager has been recognized for her work on behalf of domestic violence victims with a “Governor’s Victim Assistance Award” and an “Outstanding Achievement Award” from the Lt. Governor’s/Attorney General’s Family Violence Council, the 2006 Henry Gleim Memorial Award from the State Board of Victim Services, and was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 women by The Daily Record in 2006 and 2008. Since 2005, she has been appointed by the Governor to serve on the Maryland State Board of Victim Services and the Family Violence Council. In 2016, Governor Hogan appointed her as the chair of the Family Violence Council.
Strengthening Community Responses to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming Survivors Colleen Armstrong serves as the Prevention and Education Coordinator for Fairfax County’s Domestic and Sexual Violence Services (DSVS). Colleen joined DSVS in February 2018, bringing over a decade of violence prevention and victim service experience to this role. In her position, Colleen provides targeted training and technical assistance to allied professionals and both community and county agencies to deepen their capacity to serve victims of domestic and sexual violence, stalking and human trafficking. Prior to joining DSVS, Colleen developed a victim services and prevention program through a grant from the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. She has trained audiences across the country ranging from middle school students to college administrators and law enforcement. Helen McDonald is the Youth Education and Outreach Specialist for the Fairfax County Domestic and Sexual Violence Services. In this role, Helen provides educates youth and adults about healthy relationships, teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, and sexual violence. Prior to working with Fairfax County, they worked as a Child and Youth Advocate as well as a Prevention Educator at Sojourner House in Rhode Island. Through engaging workshops, role-playing, movement-based activities, and discussion groups, Helen seeks to build awareness specifically about gender and interpersonal violence, while also bringing awareness to the ways that larger systems of oppression, like racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, etc. play a role in the ways people and communities experience violence.
Closer to Freedom: Envisioning a World Where Black Women Aren't Seen as Angry and UnWhole Ayana Wallace is a Project Manager at Ujima. Prior to joining Ujima, Ayana worked at the MNADV’s as a Training Manager. Ayana was also managed several national sites on the implementation of the Lethality Assessment Program-Maryland Model (LAP). Ayana graduated from Dickinson College with her Bachelor’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and minors in English, History, and Creative Writing. She went on to obtain her Master’s degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, with a concentration in Health and Sexuality, from Towson University. Throughout her time at Towson University, Ayana focused her area of research on violence in community of color, specifically intimate partner violence, sexual violence and reproductive coercion, and medicalized racism. For several years, she worked as a Client Case Coordinator at the domestic violence shelter in Montgomery County, MD. Ayana considers herself to be a womanist and aims to always be intersectional in her approach and to highlight the experiences of victims who have been marginalized.
When Cultural Competency and Intersectionality Backfire By Veronica Quinonez from JCADA Veronica Quinonez holds a Masters of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a Bachelors in Psychology and International Relations from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is currently working as a Program Manager for the CDC "DELTA" grant on violence prevention initiatives for the state of Tennessee. She previously worked as the Gender Violence Program Coordinator at Georgetown University. Veronica also has provided crisis counseling and served as a Safe Helpline Shift Manager for the Rape Abuse Incest National Network (RAINN) in Washington, D.C. Her focus is on intersectional, social justice, and empowerment approaches to addressing interpersonal violence. She aims to create culture change via commitment to decolonizing and innovative approaches to education and training.
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Conference Planning Committee Julia Caplan, Veterans Affairs Robert Bizzell, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice Arielle Faulkner, DOVE Program Wendy Lee, Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice Colleen Moore, Maryland Healthcare Coalition Against Domestic Violence Jennifer Morton, Former Assistant State's Attorney for Calvert County Gary Norman, MNADV Board of Directors Fiona Oliphant, MNADV Board of Directors Sydney Palinkas, ElderSafe Center Ayana Wallace, Ujima
MNADV Staff Members Darrell Holly, LAP Administrator Chimere Jackson, Communication Specialist Lina Jaramillo, Maryland LAP Project Lead K. Tony Korol-Evans, Statewide Trainer Lucane LaFortune, Deputy Director Anca Negrea, Fiscal Manager Jennifer Pollit Hill, Interim Executive Director Tannequa Roker, Administrative Assistant Renée A. Wells, Operations Manager
Reclaim. Renew. Restore. “Reclaim. Renew. Restore.” is the theme of 2020 conference. It is an invitation for the community to reclaim what w...
Published on Aug 25, 2020
Reclaim. Renew. Restore. “Reclaim. Renew. Restore.” is the theme of 2020 conference. It is an invitation for the community to reclaim what w...