You don’t really need to collect a bunch of scary statistics to prove that violence against women is a national — and international — problem. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said “Violence against women cannot be tolerated in any form, in any context, in any circumstance” and locally the Sisters of Charity are bringing attention to this crisis with their Violence Against Women National Conference. The day will feature a wide range of workshops like “Creating a Domestic Violence Free Zone” and “Cyberbullying,” along with “Human Trafficking,” “Women and Homelessness” and more.
Along with these workshops, facilitated by prominent men and women in the fight against violence, the conference features keynote speaker Charlotte Bunch, an activist, author and organizer in women's and human rights. Response panelists include Charlene Ventura, president and CEO of the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati, and Sunny Margaret Robinson, nurse, feminist and community justice advocate who helped found the Gloucester Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse. A performance by MUSE will conclude the day.
$60; $20 students. Lunch will be provided. Get event details, register and find nearby bars and restaurants here.