IDVAAC extends special thanks to all of the speakers, participants, guests, volunteers, and others who helped make this event a phenomenal success.  We will post  presentations and other information from the event in the coming days. Please check back periodically for new information and updates. Thanks again for your support.

 

AGENDA

Domestic Violence and the Black Community:
Unpacking the Significance of our Diversity
August 13-14, 2012
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel
Norfolk, Virginia

Agenda

Monday, August 13th

8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Oliver J. Williams, Ph.D.
    Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community;  and University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, St. Paul, MN
  • TBD, U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC

8:50 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Gail Wyatt, Ph.D.
    University of California–Los Angeles AIDS Institute, Los Angeles, CA

 

9:25 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

Panel Discussion – Culture, Class, Ethnicity & Social Context in the Black Community: A Broad Perspective
Panelists:

  • Larry Davis, Ph.D.  
    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Dorothy Roberts, J.D.  
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Gail Wyatt, Ph.D.
    University of California–Los Angeles AIDS Institute,  Los Angeles, CA

Moderator:

  • Beth Richie, Ph.D.
    Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy; and University of Illinois at Chicago Departments of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice, Chicago, IL

 

10:55 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Break

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Awards Luncheon

  • Dorothy Roberts, J.D.   (11:45 – 12:15)
    University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Diversity in the Black Community: Implications for Service Delivery, Part I
Panelists:

  • Patricia Davenport, Ph.D.
    Our House, Inc., Greenville, MS
  • Rhonda Brinkley Kennedy, Psy.D.
    Jenesse Center, Inc., Los Angeles, CA
  • Antonia Drew Vann, CDVC  
    Asha Family Services, Inc., Milwaukee, WI

Moderator:

  • Shelia Hankins  
    Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, St. Paul, MN

2:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Diversity in the Black Community: Implications for Service Delivery, Part II
Panelists:

  • Joseph T.  Jones  
    Center for Urban Families, Baltimore, MD
  • Clive Kennedy, Psy.D.
    Private Practitioner, Forensic Psychology, Los Angeles, CA
  • Bishop Roderick Mitchell, D.Min.
    The New Life Church, Greenville, MS
  • Johnny Rice, II, Dr. P.H.  
    Vera Institute of Justice, Washington, DC

Moderator:

  • Oliver J. Williams, Ph.D.  
    Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, and University of Minnesota, School of Social Work, , St. Paul, MN

 

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Break

4:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Presentation and Panel Discussion – Domestic Violence in African Immigrant and Refugee Communities
Presenter:

  • Grace Mose, Ph.D.
    Family Planning Advocates of New York State, Albany, NY

Panelists:

  • Amira Ahmed
    Midwest Community Development, Minneapolis, MN
  • Mayalan Keita-Brown
    African & American Friendship Association for Cooperation and Development, St. Paul, MN
  • Grace Mose, Ph.D.
    Family Planning Advocates of New York State, Albany, NY
  • Fatima Porgho
    Domestic Violence Advocate, New York, NY

Co-Moderators:

  • Uju Obi, M.D.
    Columbia University Hospital, New York, NY
  • Oliver J. Williams, Ph.D.  
    Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, and University of Minnesota , St. Paul, MN

5:45p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Reflections

  • LaFrancis Rodgers-Rose, Ph.D.  
    International Black Women’s Congress, Norfolk, VA

 Evening (Time TBD)

 Documentary Screenings

Tuesday, May 14th

8:15 a.m.  – 8:30 a.m.

Welcome

  • Shelia Hankins  
    Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, St. Paul, MN

Recap of Day One/Charge Day Two

  • Robert Hampton, Ph.D.  
    American Intercontinental University, Atlanta, GA

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Imams’  Perspectives Regarding Islamic Teachings about Family and Non-violent Relationships
Presenters

  • Imam Shayhk Al Hajj T.A. Bashir
    The House of Peace, Inc. New York, NY
    Council of African Imams in America, New York, NY

9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Presentation and Panel Discussion: Latina Perspectives
Presenter:

  • Miriam Jimenez-Roman
    Afro-Latin@ Forum, New York, NY

Panelists:

  • Sasha Cotton 
    Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, St. Paul, MN
  • Luz Marquez-Benbow
    National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault, Inc., Canton, CT
  • Miriam Jimenez Roman, Ph.D.  
    Afro-Latin@ Forum, New York, NY
  • Patricia Tototzintle  
    Casa de Esperanza, St. Paul, MN
  • Awilda Camacho
    New York, NY

Moderator:

  • Sonia Davilà-Williams  
    Metropolitan State University, St. Paul, MN

11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Break

11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Afro-Caribbean Perspectives
Panelist Introductions:

  • Joyce Thomas, R.N., M.P.H., P.N.P., F.A.A.N.
    Center for Child Protection and Family Support, Washington, DC

Panelists:

  • Condencia Brade   
    National Organization of Sisters of Color Ending Sexual Assault, Inc., Canton, CT
  • Andrea Garwood
    Living Well, Inc., Orlando, FL
  • Derrick Gordon, Ph.D.
    Yale University School of Medicine
    Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS, New Haven, CT
  • Farah Tanis
    Black Women’s Blueprint, New York, NY

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Lunch (on your own)

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Concurrent Workshops

  • Effective Interventions for African American Men
    Clive Kennedy, Psy.D., Private Practitioner,  Forensic Psychology, Los Angeles, CA
    Johnny Rice, Ph.D., Vera Institute for Justice, Washington, DC
  • Effective Interventions for African American Women
    Rhonda Kennedy-Brinkley, Jenesse Center, Inc. Los Angeles, CA
    Antonia Vann, Asha Family Service, Inc. Milwaukee, WI
  • Effective Interventions for the African American GLBTQ Community
    Ejeris Dixon, The Pipeline Project, Brooklyn, NY
  • Effective Interventions for Military Families
    Dexter Freeman and Norma Gray “Cindy” Jones, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
  • Effective Interventions in African Immigrant and Refugee Communities
    Mayalan Keita-Brown, African & American Friendship Association for Cooperation and Development, St. Paul, MN
    Grace Mose, Ph.D. Family Planning Advocates of New York State, Albany, NY
    Fatima Porgho, Community Advocate, New York, NY
  • Effective Interventions from the Faith Community
    Bishop Roderick Mitchell, D.Min., The New Life Church,
    Greenville, MS
    Patricia Davenport, Ph.D., Our House, Inc. Greenville, MS
  • OVW Funding Workshop
    TBD

4:00  p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Break

4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion – Diversity in Black America: Reflections from a New Generation
Panelists:

  • Tricia Bent-Goodley, Ph.D. 
    Howard University, Washington, DC
  • Karma Cottman
    DC Coalition against Domestic Violence, Washington, DC
  • Gretta Gardner, J.D. 
    Travis County Counseling and Education Services, Austin, TX
  • Tameka Gillum, Ph.D. 
    University of Massachusetts – Amherst, Amherst, MA

Moderator:

  • Esther Jenkins, Ph.D.
    Chicago State University, Department of Psychology

5:30 p.m.

Video Presentation by Dance Theatre of Harlem

  • Gary Hines
    Sounds of Blackness, Minneapolis, MN
  • Endalyn Taylor
    Dance Theater of Harlem, New York, NY

Closing Remarks

  • Linner Ward Griffin, Ed.D.
    East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Evening Workshop: Funding Opportunities from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

  • TBD


 

Assembling the Pieces

Community Insights

Safe Return

Assembling the Pieces Online

Read stories about promising practices to address domestic violence, book/video reviews and meet scholars and practitioners focused on the issue of domestic violence.

Community Insights Initiative

Learn about what African American communities perceive to be the causes and consequences of domestic violence as well as useful strategies they identify to address domestic violence.

Safe Return Initiative


Learn about the intersection between domestic violence and prisoner re-entry and IDVAAC’s efforts to keep women safe – from the penitentiary to the community.

Supervised Visitation & Exchange

Learn about IDVAAC’s efforts to enhance the delivery to supervised visitation and exchange services to culturally-specific and culturally diverse communities using centers in cases involving domestic violence.