Welcome to our two-day virtual conference - (Re)Claiming Our Love: Social Justice & Domestic Violence.

Thank you for joining us in our mission to end society’s tolerance of domestic violence and social injustice at the second annual virtual conference, hosted by The Network - Advocating Against Domestic Violence.

This year, participants will have the opportunity to advance their understanding on models in the anti-violence and anti-oppression space that are focused on intersectionality, racial justice, abolition, decarceration and transformative justice to best serve survivors. 

Over the course of the two days, we’ll hear from activists, advocates and practitioners who are relentlessly using these approaches and models in their effort to create a violence-free world. 

The conference will center critical conversations on social justice and equity approaches and frameworks that directly influence interventions and solutions for domestic violence and other forms of violence. 

CEUs for ICDVP/CPAIP, LSW/LCSW, and LPC/LCPC will be provided for $13. Participants seeking CEUs must register and submit attendance by completing the session evaluation forms linked within each session. >> Register for CEUs HERE.

*Please note that this is a working schedule and times are subject to change.


Domestic Violence Outreach
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deann Alcantara-thompson

API Chaya
Program Manager

C. Viggy Alexandersson

City Colleges of Chicago
Tenured English and Interdisciplinary Faculty

Maryam Altaf

Community Advocate
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Candy Sanders Arguello

National Louis University
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Claudia Baier

VNA Foundation
Director Community Engagement/Senior Program Offic

Serena C

Wings Program, Inc.
Family Advocate
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Sue Chandler

Executive Director
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Ada Cheng

Northwestern University
Visiting Associate Professor
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Marissa Cirilo

Harry S. Truman College
Clinical Counselor
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Sonya Crabtree-Nelson

DePaul University
Associate Professor
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Allison Fischer

Turning Point Inc.,
Domestic Violence Advocate for Adults
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Jimena Flores

Mujeres Latinas en Accion
DV Program Director

Carol Gall

Sarah's Inn
Executive Director
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Cristina Garcia

She Grows We Grow
Mentor, Educator & Consultant
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Lisa Gilmore

Illinois Accountability Initiative
Principal & Founder
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Elena Gormley, MSW

The Network
40 Hour Presenter
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Patrice Henderson

Director ACCESS Center
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Felicia Jia

Youth & Young Adult Organizer

Cynthia Keith

A Mother’s Love Domestic Violence Foundation w
Executive Director
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Neelam Khaki

API Chaya
Coordinator, Peceful Families Taskforce
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Dr. Dorothy Kozlowski

DePaul University
Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience
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Matāpuna Levenson

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
DVHPI Program Manager
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Samantha Luce

City Colleges of Chicago
Project Director, Project S.A.F.E.
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Megan McShane

Crisis Center for South Suburbia
Director of Clinical Services

Gabriela Mendoza

Family Rescue
Site Coordinator
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Yenessa Meneses

The Network
YAB member

Melissa Mestan

Malcolm X
Security Aide
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Lauren E. Miller

In Power Howard Brown Health Center
In Power Trauma Therapist

Dara Nicole

Wings Program
Family Advocate
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Colleen Norton

The Network
Fiscal Reporting Specialist
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Amanda Pyron

The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence
Executive Director
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Ondine Quinn

Director of Program Development
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Meher Rehman

The Network

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