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(Re)Claiming Our Love: Social Justice & Domestic Violence Conference

March 18 @ 9:00 am - March 19 @ 5:00 pm

The Network will host a two-day conference on advocating against domestic violence through social justice frameworks. Traditional approaches to addressing gender-based violence often relies on carceral feminisms, which see increased policing, prosecution and imprisonment as the primary solution to interpersonal violence. Carceral feminism ignores the ways in which race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, and many other factors, leaves certain victims more vulnerable to violence and criminalization, as well as the underlying systemic global oppression that causes domestic violence to begin with. This social justice conference will expand beyond these carceral practices that further marginalize oppressed victims.

We are proud to have Feminista Jones – Intersectionality Expert, Author & Award-Winning Blogger – as our keynote speaker on opening day, Thursday March 18th.

Conference workshops will fall into one or more of the following categories:

  1. Anti-oppression strategies (the naming and dismantling of systemic and institutional forms of oppression such as white supremacy, the cisheteropatriarchy, capitalist imperialism, abelism, etc) for advocacy.
  2. Alternative methods of advocacy through community accountability (community-based vs. state-based) strategies to address violence within our communities, and collective action.
  3. Healing practices that promote self-expression, connection, and build community resilience.

Questions? Need financial assistance? Email Luz Magdaleno Flores, Communications & Public Relations Coordinator, at lflores@the-network.org

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