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,
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.
October 27, 2021, 12 noon PST | 3 pm EST
SHARI FARMER, "We Hear You: There Is Support"
Field Deputy, LA County District Attorney’s
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 30, 2021, 12 Noon EST/NYC | 9 am PST
Min. Loretta Green-Williams, Moderator
"Killing Me Softly With His Words: A Child of God's Response to Domestic Violence"
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 the autobiographic book written by Green-Williams Killing Me Softly With His Words: A Child of God's Response to Domestic Violence.