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
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.
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.
Images are below (click on image to see full size).