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DVN Presents: Supporting Our Sisters Through Policy, Practice, and Prayer

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Ivy Tech Community College - Indianapolis Fall Creek Center

2535 N. Capitol Ave.

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DVN presents an EQUITY event!

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Join DVN as we host Gretta Gardner of Ujima: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, for Supporting Our Sisters Through Policy, Practice, and Prayer: The Plight of Black Women. This workshop will explore the challenges and barriers Black survivors experience when accessing services and justice from the criminal and civil legal system. Internal barriers and external barriers for Black survivors have real consequences on their safety, autonomy, and self-reliance; attendees will discuss solutions and strategies that may facilitate help seeking by Black survivors. This session is designed for social workers, advocates, survivors, service providers, mental and behavioral health workers, law enforcement, educators, faith leaders, students, and everyone in between. This event is a part of our current Community Wide Plan, Equity: listening to the truth, amplifying voices, changing systems, as we explore barriers and gaps in services, when working with Black and African American women.

For questions, contact Cecily Johnson (she/her), Director of Strategic Initiatives, at cjohnson@dvnconnect.org.

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About the speaker: Gretta Gardner (she/her), Esq., is the Deputy Director for Ujima, Inc.: The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community, a project of the Coalition. Ms. Gardner’s career as a legal advisor for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault was inspired by her early work as a prosecutor in the Domestic Violence Unit of the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. She has worked for two decades to help shape guidelines, policies, and procedures that communities can use to end intimate partner violence and best practices for prevention and intervention in the Black community. Ms. Gardner is Core Faculty for Establishing Expertise as an Expert Witness with the Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault; sits on the Board of Trustees for Garrison Forest School; licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Texas, and the Supreme Court of the United States; and belongs to a multitude of local, state, and national committees that address violence against women and their children.

About Ujima: The mission of the National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community is to mobilize the community to respond to and end domestic, sexual and community violence in the Black community. We actualize this mission through research, public awareness and community engagement, and resource development. Ujima serves as a resource to:

  • Survivors of violence
  • Advocates and service providers
  • The community at-large
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