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2007 - Violence

2007 Women and Girls in Georgia Conference on Violence



5-5:45pm Masters Hall

From Love to Lethality: Findings from the Georgia Fatality Review Project
Beck Dunn
Policy Director
Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Break in Pecan Tree Galleria


Fighting Human Trafficking in Georgia Masters Hall

The Business of Human Trafficking--In Our Own Backyard
Rachel Hagues, Allison McWilliams and Melinda L. Williams
University of Georgia

Ending Sex Trafficking of Children in Atlanta
Deborah Richardson, The Atlanta Women's Foundation

Dinner Buffet at the Women's Studies Building
Remarks by Joan Prittie
Project Safe, Athens, GA


Dangerous Intersections: HIV and Violence Against Women room K/L
Dázon Dixon Diallo
An Organization for Women's Sexual & Reproductive Health

Break in Kellogg Concourse


Women & Violence in Prison

Teaching Female Prisoners About Relationship, Conflict, and Violence Management Skills: Notes from the Field
Jennifer A. Samp & Jennifer L. Monahan, University of Georgia

Mediation and Domestic Violence

The Use of Mediation in Civil Cases Involving Domestic Violence
Louise Bill & Anne Hicks-Coolick, Kennesaw State University


Media, Representation and Resistance room

Kim Frndak, Rhiannon Rose, Patricia Henritze, Betty Hart
The Women's Resource Center to End Domestic Violence

Reframing the Picture: A Gendered Examination of Violence in Advertising
Courtney Brooks, Berea College

Representations of Black Femininity
Adia Harvey & Melinda Mills, Georgia State University

Crime in the News: Representations of Domestic Violence in the Georgia Press
Suzanne Enck-Wanzer, Eastern Illinois University

Workshops on Violence Prevention for Girls Women's Studies Building

Girls Speak Up - GOAL Listens
Developing Activities to Address Violence in Girls' Lives
Errin Vuley & Zola Shannon-Mullen

The Black Church & Domestic Violence Institute
Girl We Need to Talk: Young Women Examining Dynamics of Intimate Relationship Violence
Dia S. Hodnett


The Violence of Silence

Lies, Leverage, and Isolation: When Fiction Becomes Fact
Valerie L. Ruffin, Emory University

The Violence of Silence: Coming Out as Black Lesbian Resistance
Shannon J. Miller, University of Georgia

Lunch in Magnolia Ballroom

Everything I Know About Violence I Learned Inside Alabama's Prison for Women
Lisa Kung
Southern Center for Human Rights


Focus on Adolescent Girls

Georgia Adolescent Girls: Depression & Interpersonal Violence
Katherine Raczynski, Matt Orbell, Heidi Ehrenreich, Robin Pratt, Pamela Orpinas
University of Georgia

Personal Empowerment in Adolescent Dating Relationships
M.L. Parker, J. Maria Bermudez, Kelly Campbell, University of Georgia

Against Violence on Campus

Motivations & Justifications for Partner Aggression in African-American College Women
J. Celeste Walley-Jean, Clayton State University

Movements & Organizing Against Violence
Michelle Emerson & Corinne McNamara, Kennesaw State University

Workshop on Policy women's studies building

Georgia Commission on Family Violence
Learning from the Experts: Affecting Policy Based on Survivor's Experiences
Kirsten Rambo & Lindsey Siegel

Break in Kellogg Concourse


Communities Working to End Violence

Madres, Hijas y Violencia: An Exploration of Family Dynamics and Domestic Violence through the Voices of Latina Mothers and Daughters
Josie Serrata, Margaret Jones, & Julia Perilla, Georgia State University
Jessica Nunan, Caminar Latino, Inc.

Naming the Injustice: Building Accountability within the South Asian Community to End Violence Against Women and Girls
Anneliese A. Singh, University of Georgia
Priyanka Sinha, Raksha
Sonali Sadequee, Rawvolution Wellness Coach

Tutoring Our Youth: What High School Students Can Do to Effectively Create Change in their Community
Megan Adams, Keondra Jackson, Lataya Cochran
Greene County High School

Complicating Factors: Refugee Status & Homelessness

Violence Against Refugee Women & Girls in Georgia
Njeri Marekia-Cleaveland, University of Georgia
Susan Pavlin, Refugee Family Services

Examining Various Situational Factors of Violence Against Women Living in the Homeless/Domestic Violence Shelters
Thomandra Sam & Stacey Jackson, Auburn University

Men in the Movement room

Do We Really have to Work with Men to End Violence Against Women?
Shelley Serdahely, Men Stopping Violence

Understanding Men's Violence Against Women
Larry Gourdine, University of Georgia


Economic Impact of Violence Against Women
Phaedra Corso
Associate Professor of Health Policy, University of Georgia



Violence Against Women & Social Justice: What is the Role of our Professions?
Julia Perilla
Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University
Interim Director, TAPESTRI: The Refugee & Immigrant Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Break in Kellogg Concourse


LGBT Communities & Intimate Partner Violence

An Ecological Evaluation of Lesbian Domestic Violence
Mikel Walters, Georgia State University

Violence outside to Violence within: The Relationship Between Sexual Orientation Violence in Schools and Sexual Minority Intimate Partner Violence
Caroline Lippy & Julia Perilla, Georgia State University

Sexual Violence & Campus Cultures room

Perception of Incapacitated Heterosexual Assault: Influences of Relationship Status, Assailant Intoxication, and Post-Assault Sleeping Arrangements
Trent W. Mauer & Marlo Rouse-Arnett, Georgia Southern University

Creating a Coordinated Campus Approach to Ending Sexual Violence:
Paper & PowerPoint Presentation
Yvette Upton & Colleen Petterson, Georgia Institute of Technology


Sarah Cook & Shawn Paul
Associate Professor of Psychology at Georgia State University
& Interim Director, Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault

Wrap-up Discussion

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