Social Justice & Domestic Violence Conference
March 19-20, 2020
Theme: (Re)Claiming Our Love
Keynote: Feminista Jones
Intersectionality Expert. Author.
Feminista Jones is a Philadelphia-based feminist writer, public speaker, retired social worker, and community activist. She is an award-winning blogger and the author of four books, including the critically acclaimed 2019 release, Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets. Her writing and activism centers Black American culture, feminism, critical race theory, intersectionality, mental health, poverty, and women’s health and well-being. Feminista sits on the boards of the Wayfinder Foundation, a grant-making organization that invests in women making a difference in their underserved communities, and The Hope Center for Community College & Justice, a non-profit research organization that advocates for the needs of disenfranchised college students.
(Re)Claiming Our Love
The Network will host a two-day conference on fighting domestic violence through social justice frameworks. Participants will have the opportunity to expand beyond carceral solutions (increased prosecution, incarceration, etc) that often marginalize oppressed victims, and learn how to use both the criminal legal system and tranformative justice models to best serve survivors.
Engage in 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 within current criminal legal systems.
Discover alternative methods of advocacy through transformative justice (approach to violence resolution that seeks to repair harm, create accountability, and prevent violence from occurring in future), community accountability (community-based , vs state-based, strategies to address violence within our communities), and collective action.
Find practices that promote self-preservation and build community resilience.
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