Compassionate Communities: Towards Collective Liberation is a two-day conference on gender violence – abuse and rape – against girls and women and people who are gender oppressed. Gender violence does not occur in isolation, it is fueled by multiple, systemic oppressions. Be part of bold conversations towards the liberation of the most marginalized person in our communities, the last girl.
Among the Plenary Speakers
Connie Burk: Director of Northwest Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse and national speaker on gender violence.
Ruchira Gupta: Founder and President of Apne Aap Women Worldwide, a grassroots organization in India working to end sex trafficking for at-risk girls and women.
Paul Kivel: Social justice educator and author of bestselling book Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice.
Heidi Lehmann: International expert on violence against women and girls in war zones, former Senior Director of the International Rescue Committee’s Women’s Protection and Empowerment Unit.
Nicole Matthews: Member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe and the Executive Director for the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition.
Mónica Ramírez: Founder of Southern Poverty Law Center’s “Esperanza: The Immigrant Women’s Legal Initiative” to end sexual violence against farmworker and low-wage immigrant women.
Nancy Smith: Director of Vera’s Center on Victimization and Safety overseeing work that addresses violence against women with disabilities.
Lovisa Stannow: Executive Director of Just Detention International; a health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention.
The Idaho Coalition has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6519. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Idaho Coalition is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Compassionate Communities was dedicated to seeking to challenge and reshape our core beliefs about today’s families’ reality. And at the same time offer bold new ways to think about families in the entirety of their experience – from violence to poverty to immigration, and more. Those who were able to join us, were challenged to imagine new ways to prevent violence and to respond to families impacted by violence. We believe that, together, we can create the conditions where all families thrive.
Resources from Dr. Chamberlain:
Chris Blodgett, PhD –
Resources from Dr. Blodgett:
Embracing the Entirety of Families Lived Experiences Panel Discussion –
Still have questions regarding the October 28, 2014 Compassionate Communities convening? Please call the Idaho Coalition at 208-384-0419, ext. 308 or toll-free at 1-888-293-6118.
The convening was dedicated to cultivating interconnected communities to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls, men and boys. Engaging and connecting with marginalized and oppressed communities is essential to widening the circle of compassion. In order to create compassionate communities, we think of the person or child who is valued the least, suffers the most, and comes in last, and we put that person, and others like them, at the center of our work. Compassionate Communities draws wisdom from science and diverse social justice movements, and cultivates compassion to create a future without violence.
Still have questions regarding the October 15, 2013 Compassionate Communities convening? Please call the Idaho Coalition at 208-384-0419, ext. 308 or toll-free at 1-888-293-6118.