The Lena Baker Domestic Violence & Women's Health Summit
Lena Baker (June 8, 1900 – March 5, 1945) was an African American maid in Cuthbert, Georgia, United States, who was convicted of capital murder of a white man, Ernest Knight. She was executed by the state of Georgia in 1945. Baker was the only woman in Georgia to be executed by electrocution.
In 2005, sixty years after her execution, the state of Georgia granted Baker a full and unconditional pardon. A biography was published about Baker in 2001, and it was adapted for the feature film The Lena Baker Story (2008), chronicling the events of her life, trial, and execution. [Accesssed July 10, 2021, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_Baker].
The Lena Baker Domestic Violence and Women's Health Summit will consider the intersectionalities of race, culture, gender, religion, and class upon women of color and health effects.
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October 27, 2021, 12 noon PST | 3 pm EST
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SHARI FARMER, "We Hear You: There Is Support"
Primary Guest Speaker, Shari Farmer is the Field Deputy/Community Outreach Coordinator for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Bureau of Victim Services. Farmer's unit assists victims of a violent crime with services provided through the state of California and the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The services include but are not limited to, paying for medical bills, mental health services, and funeral burial services. Ms. Farmer's job includes giving presentations to law-enforcement cadets in the Academy.
She is the only Field Deputy/Community Outreach Coordinator for the program and is very passionate about what she does and believes that it is very important for victims to become survivors and survivors to become thrivers!
October 28, 2021, 9:00 AM PST | 12 Noon EST NYC
Bearing Witness: Impact of Violence on Children of Domestic Violence
Joann Babiak, Moderator
WOCPSCN Board of Trustees | Attorney | Mediator
Colleen Gleason, Senior Deputy District Attorney Interpersonal Violence Division Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office, California.
Senior Deputy Gleason is over the Interpersonal Violence Division of the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office that includes the Domestic Violence Unit, Sexual Assault/Child Molestation and Abuse Unit and Elder Abuse Unit for Contra Costa County. Ms Gleason also heads the IPV Division that trains law enforcement agencies throughout the county.
Pat Mori, Director and Senior Forensic, Children's Interview Center located in Contra Costa County, California.
Director Mori has worked at the Children's Interview Center for fifteen years and has conducted
over 2,500 interviews of children and teens who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence. The Children’s Interview Center (CIC) has worked in partnership with Law Enforcement, the District Attorney’s Office, Children and
Family Services, County Mental Health, and other community agencies as part of a county-wide Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT).
Sergeant Kevin Tong, Richmond, CA City Police Department
Sergeant Tong came to serve the citizens of Richmond CA in that city's police department after earning degrees in business and following a decade-long career working for an American multinational information technology company. He is dedicated to serving families and children who witness acts of domestic violence or sexual assault and provides both professionalism and compassion when addressing the challenges in his work.
October 30, 2021, 12 Noon EST NYC | 9 AM PST
"Killing Me Softly With His Words: A Child of God's
Response to Domestic Violence" Part 1
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkG9cjg31oQ
The faith community has been slow to discuss domestic violence among its parishioners. This panel will address how the intersectionality of class, gender, age, and denomination affect discussions of domestic violence in the church. The Panel is based on Moderator Loretta Green-Williams' autobiographical book, Killing Me Softly With His Words: A Child of God's Response to Domestic Violence.