Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice

Alisa Del Tufo, Loretta J. Ross, and Karen Morgaine

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Sakhi for South Asian Women exists to end violence against women. They unite survivors, communities, and institutions to eradicate domestic violence, working to create strong and healthy communities. Sakhi uses an integrated approach that combines support and empowerment through service delivery, community engagement, media advocacy, and policy initiatives. This conference, the first in their twenty-plus years of existence, will provide the opportunity to explore the intersections among domestic violence, immigration, economic justice, health and other related movements for social justice and to mobilize action between and beyond current frameworks. Speakers include:

Alisa Del Tufo, Founder and Director of Threshold Collaborative, an organization that uses narrative and community opinion gathering to develop place-based solutions that privilege the voices of marginalized people. She is the Founder and former Director of CONNECT, as well as of Sanctuary for Families. Through transformative education, Ms. Del Tufo has pioneered programs that help victims, children, community members, service providers, clergy, social workers, and batterers examine and change the assumptions that perpetuate family violence.

Loretta J. Ross, National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Collective. One of the first African American women to direct a rape crisis center in the United States in the 1970s, she also founded the national Center for Human Rights Education based in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2004, Ms. Ross was the leading force behind the ‘March for Women’s Lives’—the largest protest march in U.S. history with more than one million participants. Ms. Ross has also been a keynote speaker at numerous statewide and national conferences focusing on human rights, reproductive justice, and sexual and domestic violence. She lectures frequently on human rights, women’s rights, hate groups and right wing organizations.

Karen Morgaine, Professor of Sociology at California State University. She conducts extensive research on the intersections of Domestic Violence and Human Rights in the United States. Dr. Morgaine uses qualitative and participatory action research methods to examine power and privilege, particularly racial/ethnic privilege, in social movements.

As well as:
Sujatha Jesudason, Executive Director and founder of Generations Ahead
Lynn M. Paltrow, Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW)
Valli Kalei Kanuha, therapist, advocate, consultant, researcher and trainer actively involved in the women’s anti-violence movement
Beckie Masaki, Associate Director of the API Institute on Domestic Violence of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum
Zeinab Eyega, Founder and Executive Director of Sauti Yetu Center for African Women
Grace Yoon, Executive Director of the Korean American Family Service Center
Mimi Kim, Founder and Executive Director of Creative Interventions
Kathy Sanchez, Environmental Health and Justice Program Manager & Gathering for Mother Earth of Tewa Women United
Corrine Sanchez, Executive Director of Tewa Women United

This event is organized by Sakhi for South Asian Women, hosted by the Women of Color Policy Network of NYU Wagner, and co-sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the Korean American Family Service Center.

For registration and additional information, please visit the conference website.