You are invited to the 1st Economic Justice Summit in Detroit, Michigan held by the National Network to End Domestic Violence on March 7-9th!
The Economic Justice Summit is geared toward advocates, coalitions, activists, and legal professionals. Attendees will have access to expert training on domestic violence and financial empowerment – see agenda highlights below. Hosted by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV), the Economic Justice Summit will have three tracks: Policy, Practice, and Partnerships:
The Practice Track will provide practical examples and highlight promising programs 'doing the work'. Topics will include Coerced Debt, Survivor Emergency and Resilience Funds, Victim-Defined Advocacy and an Overview of the Moving Ahead Through Financial Literacy curriculum.
The Policy Track will focus on legal and regulatory strategies to create change and improve services to all survivors. Topics will include Litigation, Reparations & Entrepreneurship, Financial Abuse & Taxes, EITC/VITA and Immigrant Access.
The Partnerships Track will feature programs built with local community collaborations, including Community Colleges, Recovery Loan Programs, Community Services and Criminal Justice.
$50 Registration includes:
Entrance to the Welcome Reception (which features light hors d’oeuvres and a spoken word performance by Kalimah Johnson) on Tuesday, March 7th.
Two full days of expert-level training, including informational materials and resources from presenters
Lunch provided on Thursday, March 9th
All of this information and more included in the conference event mobile app
If you are interested in attending the Economic Justice Summit, but are unable to attend due to financial hardship, please reach out to your state domestic violence coalition for possible resource sharing and potential partnerships, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lodging is not included in the registration fee. NNEDV has secured a conference hotel rate is $125/night (up to 4 people per room) at the Downtown Detroit Courtyard Marriott. Upon registration, you will receive details on making a reservation.
*Please note this rate is only available for reservations made by February 20, 2017.
View the full Economic Justice Summit Agenda below.
Tuesday, March 7th
5:00pm Early Registration & Welcome Reception
5:45pm Kalimah Johnson, MSW, SASHA Center Spoken Word Poet
6:30pm Housekeeping & Closing
Wednesday, March 8th
9:00am Welcome & Speaker Introduction
9:30am Opening Keynote
Economic Justice and Civil Litigation Ashley Lowe & Sarah Prout Rennie, MCEDSV
Identifying and Addressing Coerced Debt Adrienne Adams, Michigan State
EJ & DV Litigation: Making it Work Ashley Lowe & Sarah Prout Rennie, MCEDSV
Your Money, Your Future: Conducting and Evaluating a Financial Education Program For Survivors Receiving TANF Alyssa Tremblay, Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Andrea Miller, KCADV
12:00pm Lunch – On Your Own
DASH's Survivor Resilience Fund: using flexible funds to help survivors avoid homelessness Peg Hacskaylo, DASH, Heather Bomsta, Michigan State
Missing Link: Compensation, Reparations and Entrepreneurship: New Approaches to Economic Justice and Stability Sonya Passi, FreeFrom, Amira Samuel, FreeFrom
Building Bridges with Businesses: Crafting Workplace Responses for Survivors Krista Del Gallo, TCFV, Mona Muro, TCFV
When Good Budgeting Isn’t Enough: Building Economic Security through Career Empowerment Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski & Alona Del Rosario, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
IRS Tax Advocacy: Protections, Tips and Debt Relief for Domestic Violence Survivors Renato Izquieta, Legal Aid Society of Orange County, Adam Dodge, Laura’s House
Partnering for Economic Justice: The Domestic Violence Recovery Loan ProgramAdrienne Adams, Michigan State, Alyssa Bauman, MSU Safe Place
4:30pm Plenary Panel
Empowering Survivors through Entrepreneurship Carlotta Walcott, US Virgin Islands, Joyce Kyles, Walking Into a New Life, Roseanne Olszewski, Project Phoenix, Eileen Collins, Project Pheonix Graduate, Jodine Basterash, Survivor
5:30pm Closing & Housekeeping
Thursday, March 9th
9:00am Plenary Panel
Innovative Housing Policy and Practice Monica McLaughlin, NNEDV, Suzanne Marcus, DASH, Peg Hacskaylo, DASH, Zebulon Beilke-McCallum, ICADV, and Ann Menard, NRCDV
What Do You Need To Do Effective Economic Advocacy? Jacquelyn Boggess, CFFPP, Anne Menard, NRCDV, Shaina Goodman, NRCDV
Roxy Caines, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
EJ Advocacy: Lessons from the Field Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski, Women’s Policy Research, Theresa DuBois, Family Rescue, Inc., Yolanda Caudle, Rosenthal Family Lodge, Ashley James, Career Coach
11:45am Working Lunch - Sponsored by Allstate Foundation Purple Purple Purse, Qadira Harris
Building a Community Safety Net Jesse Urban, La Vida, Layla Elabed, ACCESS, Kalimah Johnson, SASHA Center
What’s New: Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Moving Ahead Redesign and the Independence Project Credit-Building Program Kim Pentico, NNEDV, Kara Rhodebeck, NNEDV
Immigrant Survivors Access to Economic Options Krista Del Gallo, TCFV, Mona Muro, TCFV
Unexpected Collaborators: Linking Law & Advocacy for Economic Justice Kulsum Ameji, LAF, Theresa DuBois, Family Rescue Inc., Shquestra Sitawi, YWCA, Rachel Zemke, Consumer Law and Domestic Violence
2:30pm Closing Plenary
Gail Perry-Mason, Writer/Financial Coach/Speaker
3:15pm Closing Remarks