Social Justice & Domestic Violence

Panel Talks & Workshops

(Re)claiming Our Love: Social Justice & Domestic Violence Conference

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm | 18 March 2021
Online | $25 - $200

The Network will host a two-day conference on advocating against domestic violence through social justice frameworks.

Traditional approaches to addressing gender-based violence often relies on carceral feminisms, which see increased policing, prosecution and imprisonment as the primary solution to interpersonal violence.

Carceral feminism ignores the ways in which race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, immigration status, disability, and many other factors, leaves certain victims more vulnerable to violence and criminalisation, as well as the underlying systemic global oppression that causes domestic violence to begin with.

This social justice conference will expand beyond these carceral practices that further marginalised oppressed victims.

Conference workshops will fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Anti-oppression strategies (the naming and dismantling of systemic and institutional forms of oppression such as white supremacy, the cisheteropatriarchy, capitalist imperialism, ableism, etc.) for advocacy
  • Alternative methods of advocacy through community accountability (community-based vs. state-based) strategies to address violence within our communities, and collective action
  • Healing practices that promote self-expression, connection, and build community resilience.

Register to attend here

We are proud to have Feminista Jones – Intersectionality Expert, Author and Award-Winning Blogger – as our keynote speaker.

Feminista Jones is a Philadelphia-based feminist writer, public speaker, retired social worker, and community activist. She is an award-winning blogger and the author of four books, including the critically acclaimed 2019 release, Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World From the Tweets to the Streets. Her writing and activism centers Black American culture, feminism, critical race theory, intersectionality, mental health, poverty, and women’s health and well-being. Feminista sits on the boards of the Wayfinder Foundation, a grant-making organization that invests in women making a difference in their underserved communities, and The Hope Center for Community College and Justice, a non-profit research organization that advocates for the needs of disenfranchised college students.

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