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Center on Domestic Violence's Spring 2013 Community Education Series Workshop

How Race/Ethnicity and Class Complicate the Experience of Violence Against Women featuring Beth Richie

Director, Barbara Paradiso and featured speaker, Beth Richie

Thank you to all the participants who joined us for the Center’s first community education series of 2013. Dr. Beth Richie, director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago, presented a full-day workshop on How Race/Ethnicity and Class Complicate the Experience of Violence Against Women. Over 130 advocates, services providers and others attended the event, which was held at the Lawrence Street Center at CU Denver. The workshop explored the ways that black and other women of color experience disproportionately negative consequences of violence because of their social status, problematic public policy, and the ways that anti-violence work has been organized.

Feedback on the workshop was overwhelmingly positive:

"Beth is so articulate & knowledgeable - I was so impressed with her presentation and ability to engage with our group. I also really appreciated how down to earth she is - I was nervous beforehand, that my limited knowledge would make me feel inferior, but I felt so at ease thanks to Beth's interactive, humorous presentation."

"The dialogue nature of the event helped me to understand the need to reinvent myself, my ideas, & my interaction with this work. I especially need to focus on how to incorporate root cause interventions into the org's programs that I work/volunteer with."

"Beth's sincerity, passion, conviction, and unbelievable amount of knowledge inspires me to commit and re-commit to social justice and public service work around violence against content was fascinating and expanded my own women knowledge."

Some documents from the event were requested. The the Incite/Critical Resistance Statement can be found here.

The Community Education Series features renowned speakers and workshops twice a year on today’s most pressing issues involving intimate partner violence. Please save-the-date for our next Community Education Series workshop on August 06, 2013. More information to come

DVD's of the full workshop can be ordered by faxing or mailing in this DVD form.

The night before the workshop, the Center on Domestic Violence hosted “Cupcakes and Conversation: An evening with Beth Richie” at the Space Gallery in Denver. This was a more intimate opportunity for the community to meet Dr. Richie and hear her read from her new book Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation.

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