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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.

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Thursday, March 17
 

9:30am CDT

Welcome & Land Acknowledgement
There will also be some housekeeping notes from Meher.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Pyron

Amanda Pyron

Executive Director, The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence
Amanda Pyron serves as the Executive Director of The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence, a comprehensive membership based organization advocating, educating, and organizing to end domestic violence. She is an experienced professional in the domestic and family violence... Read More →
avatar for Fawn Pochel

Fawn Pochel

Coordinator, NEIU
An advocate for social and environmental justice. Fawn is the cofounder of the First Nations Garden and has over a decade of community organizing and advocacy experience  focusing on raising awareness of Native Peoples living in Chicago with the goal of contributing to the personal... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 9:30am - 9:45am CDT
Zoom

9:45am CDT

Opening Keynote: What's New about Violence against Asian Women?: GBV in the Era of the Pandemic and Anti-Asian Racism
Speakers
avatar for Ada Cheng

Ada Cheng

Visiting Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Dr. Ada Cheng is a storyteller, solo performer, show producer, educator, facilitator, and speaker based in Chicago.An educator-turned artist, storyteller, and creator, Dr. Ada Cheng has utilized storytelling to illustrate structural inequities, raise critical awareness, and build intimate comm... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Zoom

10:45am CDT

Yoga + Mindfulness Session
 



Speakers
avatar for Steph Strauss

Steph Strauss

Yoga & Mindfulness Facilitator, Steph Strauss Mindfulness
Steph Strauss (she/her) is a Chicago-based, trauma-informed yoga teacher, mindfulness meditation facilitator, yoga sculpt teacher, fitness instructor and creator of The RSI Method. She is on a mission is to provide you with tools to be honest with yourself, keep an open heart, speak... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 10:45am - 11:00am CDT
Zoom

11:00am CDT

Pasifika Power and Control Wheel Translation Project: Building Community Capacity through Culturally-Responsive, Community-Centered Outreach and Education
Speakers
avatar for Matāpuna Levenson

Matāpuna Levenson

DVHPI Program Manager, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence
Matāpuna Ma’ilo-Levenson is the Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention Initiative (DVHPI) Program Manager for the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence. She is responsible for providing technical assistance and training on models and issues related to culturally relevant... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom

11:00am CDT

Perpetuating Abuse: How the Child Welfare System Fails Survivors
Speakers
avatar for Melissa Staas

Melissa Staas

Supervisory Attorney, Legal Aid Chicago
Melissa Staas is a Supervisory Attorney with the Children & Families Practice Group at Legal Aid Chicago. She joined Legal Aid Chicago in 2018 after practicing public interest law for 10 years with the Family Defense Center, where she represented parents involved in the child welfare... Read More →
avatar for D'Laney Gielow

D'Laney Gielow

Fellowship Attorney, Legal Aid Chicago
D’Laney Gielow is a Skadden Fellowship Attorney at Legal Aid Chicago, where she represents parents and caregivers who are involved with the child welfare system for reasons related to poverty. The focus of her fellowship project is on ensuring that DCFS is held accountable to its... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Schulte

Jamie Schulte

Supervisory Attorney, Children and Families PG, Legal Aid Chicago
Jamie (Josephine) Schulte is a Supervisory Attorney at Legal Aid Chicago with the Children and Families Practice Group, where she represents clients in a variety of education law and child welfare matters. Jamie first joined Legal Aid Chicago in 2015 as a Skadden Fellow, focused on... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom

12:00pm CDT

LUNCH BREAK
Thursday March 17, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT

12:45pm CDT

Intersections of Racial Trauma and Domestic Violence
Speakers
avatar for Jessica Ayden Li

Jessica Ayden Li

Co-Founder/Principal Consultant, Healing Equity United
Jessica Ayden Li is a social justice activist, certified diversity coach, and nonprofit consultant working to create cultures of equity, inclusion, and belonging in nonprofits and philanthropy. She has 15+ years of nonprofit experience working in the anti-violence movement with refugees... Read More →
avatar for Fiona Oliphant

Fiona Oliphant

Co-founder & Principal, Healing Equity United
Fiona has been an intern, legal advocate, program manager, staff attorney, trainer, public speaker and director. Each position has been a fundamental building block priming her for sustained social impact work. Prior to working independently, Fiona served as the Director of Strategic... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Killing The Cardigan-Wearing Cop In Our Heads: Ending Carceral Social Work Practices That Harm Vulnerable Groups and Perpetuate Violence
Speakers
avatar for Elena Gormley, MSW

Elena Gormley, MSW

40 Hour Presenter, The Network
Elena Gormley, MSW is a social worker and design and communications professional in Chicago. Elena has worked in youth development, health and nutrition services, temp and precarious worker organizing, and in reentry services. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performing... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Self-Managed Abortion, Domestic Violence, and the Law
Speakers
avatar for Lauren Paulk

Lauren Paulk

If/When/How
Lauren Paulk, J.D., is Senior Research Counsel at If/When/How, where she focuses on in-depth legal research in support of If/When/How’s litigation and policy team and state and grassroots advocates. Prior to joining If/When/How, Lauren led state policy work related to reproductive... Read More →
avatar for Kebé

Kebé

Senior Legal Support Advocate, If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice
Kebé is Senior Legal Support Advocate at If/When/How. She is a movement builder with deep ties to reproductive justice who is committed to direct support and building power towards reproductive freedom. As Helpline Program Manager, she manages the Repro Legal Helpline, a resource... Read More →
avatar for Ondine Quinn

Ondine Quinn

Director of Program Development, Provide
Ondine Quinn (she/her or they/them) oversees the creation, execution and implementation of new programmatic content, pilot programming, and technical assistance strategies. She’s an experienced community organizer and has coordinated campaigns to restore voting rights to people... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

1:45pm CDT

Healing as an Intersectional Practice: The Immigrant Survivor Experience and Support
Speakers
avatar for Kayla Martinez

Kayla Martinez

Domestic Violence Training Coordinator, Mujeres Latinas en Accion
Kayla received her B.S. in Journalism at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her M.A. in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where her research focused on undocumented Latina survivors of intimate partner violence and the various... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Zoom

1:45pm CDT

Shifting the Paradigm - Cop Watching and Medical Advocacy
Speakers
avatar for Emma Gonzalez

Emma Gonzalez

Senior Prevention Educator, Self
Emma Gonzalez is a Chicago local from the Northwest side with cultural practices from her Mexican and Cuban heritage. They are currently Senior prevention educator at Resilience focusing her work around helping communities build sustainable tools for addressing harm, healing, and... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Zoom

1:45pm CDT

Strengths-Based and Trauma Informed Interventions with Individuals Who Have Harmed
Speakers
avatar for Christine Call

Christine Call

Executive Director, Center for Advancing Domestic Peace
Since her co-founding the Center for Advancing Domestic Peace with Dr. Charlie Stoops in 2003, Dr. Christine Call, Executive Director has drawn on her extensive experience as executive director of two Chicago-area victim services agencies including the Crisis Center for South Suburbia... Read More →
avatar for Terri Pope

Terri Pope

Programs Director, Center for Advancing Domestic Peace
Terri Pope is Programs Manager at Center for Advancing Domestic Peace. She co-facilitates psycho-educational intervention groups for men and women who have engaged in intimate partner harm. For individuals who have successfully completed the intervention, Terri coordinates and facilitates... Read More →
avatar for Mike Feinerman

Mike Feinerman

Programs Director, Center for Advancing Domestic Peace
Mike Feinerman is currently Programs Director of The Center for Advancing Domestic Peace, Inc. a PAI program approved under the IDHS Protocol*. Mike started with the program in 1997, when he was Risk Manager QI Coordinator at Haymarket Center.  He began full-time DV intervention... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Zoom

3:00pm CDT

Domestic Violence & Philanthropy
Speakers
avatar for Amanda Pyron

Amanda Pyron

Executive Director, The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence
Amanda Pyron serves as the Executive Director of The Network: Advocating Against Domestic Violence, a comprehensive membership based organization advocating, educating, and organizing to end domestic violence. She is an experienced professional in the domestic and family violence... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Rosenkranz

Jennifer Rosenkranz

Director of Grant Programs, Michael Reese Health Trust
Jennifer M. Rosenkranz is the Director of Grant Programs for the Michael Reese Health Trust, a public foundation with a mission to incubate, strengthen and advocate for health solutions so all Chicagoans can lead healthy lives. Jennifer has worked at the Michael Reese Health Trust... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Baier

Claudia Baier

Director Community Engagement/Senior Program Offic, VNA Foundation
Claudia Baier entered the field of philanthropy in 2002 as the first program officer employed by the VNA Foundation. In her current role as Director of Community Engagement/Senior Program Officer, Claudia is responsible for outreach and networking within communities on behalf of the... Read More →
avatar for Divya Mohan Little

Divya Mohan Little

Program Officer, Polk Bros. Foundation
Divya Mohan Little, is a public health and communications specialist with more than 18 years of experience working in the philanthropic, nonprofit, and public sectors.  Prior to joining the Polk Bros Foundation as its Health and Strong Families Program Officer, Divya worked at the... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Zoom

4:00pm CDT

Discussing Careers in Tech Companies and Opportunities for DV Survivors
Speakers
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Truc Le

Google
avatar for Roshni Joshi

Roshni Joshi

Director, Customer Engineering, Google Cloud
Roshni is the Director of Customer Engineering for Google Cloud, with regional responsibility for North Central US. She’s been with Google since 2019. Prior to Google, Roshni served in various roles in the technology industry at Deloitte, EMC and Amazon Web Services (AWS), spanning... Read More →
avatar for Vidyasagar Baliyara

Vidyasagar Baliyara

Enterprise Offerings and Partnerships Lead, Google
Sagar is the Global Lead for Enterprise Offerings and Partnerships for Google Cloud Learning Services. Sagar has been a Googler for 10 years and has two decades of diverse experience across Telecommunication, Digital Advertising and Cloud in a variety of customer and partner facing... Read More →
avatar for Rochana Golani

Rochana Golani

Google
Rochana is the Managing Director of Learning Services at Google Cloud, part of the Customer Experience leadership team, driving strategy to enable customers, partners, and employees to develop and advance their skills as they adopt cloud technologies. Her team’s responsibilities... Read More →
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Ayla Lewis

Head of Learning Journey, Google Cloud
Ayla Lewis graduated from Centralia Community College and then Central Washington University. She started her career as an Admin at a University, and then transitioned to Happy Brain Science where she developed skills and experience in helping companies to improve workplace morale... Read More →


Thursday March 17, 2022 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Zoom
 
Friday, March 18
 

9:00am CDT

Yoga + Mindfulness Session
Speakers
avatar for Jeanette Sealy

Jeanette Sealy

Yoga Therapist, Rashmi Devi, LLC
Jeanette is a trauma-informed Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Massage Therapist, and Mother of four who has been practicing Yoga since 1993. She has dedicated her life's work to empowering others to understand the connection between their mind, body, and spirit and to discover... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 9:00am - 9:15am CDT
Zoom

9:15am CDT

Invisible Injuries in Intimate Partner Violence: Traumatic Brain Injury and Strangulation
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dorothy Kozlowski

Dr. Dorothy Kozlowski

Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience, DePaul University
Dr. Dorothy Kozlowski is a Vincent DePaul Professor of Biological Sciences and Neuroscience at DePaul University. Her teaching and research focus is in neuroscience. Specifically, Dr. Kozlowski’s lab uses animal models to study how the brain tries to repair itself following traumatic... Read More →
avatar for Mariá Balata

Mariá Balata

Director of the Pathways Program, Swedish Hospital
Mariá Balata (she/her) is the Director of the Pathways program at Swedish Hospital. Prior to joining the violence prevention efforts at Swedish, Mariá served as the Director of Advocacy Services with Resilience where she has worked with hundreds survivors through advocacy and 14,000... Read More →
avatar for Sonya Crabtree-Nelson

Sonya Crabtree-Nelson

Associate Professor, DePaul University
Sonya Crabtree-Nelson, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work at DePaul University in Chicago. She received her Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago and her MSW from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Jane Addams... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Zoom

9:15am CDT

Storytelling for Gender-Based Violence Work
Speakers
avatar for Ada Cheng

Ada Cheng

Visiting Associate Professor, Northwestern University
Dr. Ada Cheng is a storyteller, solo performer, show producer, educator, facilitator, and speaker based in Chicago.An educator-turned artist, storyteller, and creator, Dr. Ada Cheng has utilized storytelling to illustrate structural inequities, raise critical awareness, and build intimate comm... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 9:15am - 10:15am CDT
Zoom

10:30am CDT

Seeing and Hearing Incarcerated Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
I would love to pass on some information to the attendees of the Look At Me session on Friday. I know there was a lot of interest in the chat about how to support incarcerated survivors, as well as supporting the panelists specifically. The panelists were truly moved by all of the support and love shown. All five of the panelists have current legal campaigns for their freedom, and supporters can help by coming to court, writing letters to stakeholders, and more. Here are a few other suggestions for people who want to get involved:

1. Sign up for the WJI mailing list to hear about upcoming events (including email events to survivors), donation drives, legislative efforts, and more. The link to sign up is http://eepurl.com/hvpK3n.

2. Donate to help us restart in-person visitation through the Reunification Ride, a program to bring children and caregivers to visit Logan and Decatur Correctional Centers. We hope to restart in time to celebrate Mother's Day. The rides have been halted since March of 2020, with most families not visiting since December of 2019. The link to donate is https://www.mightycause.com/story/Reunificationride2022.

3. Donate to support the WJI Survival Fund, which supports people inside of women's prisons, as well as formerly incarcerated women who have urgent needs. The link is https://gofund.me/d41f1f7a.

4. You can write to the five panelists via USPS. Please do not use any marker or crayon, stickers, glitter, or embossed paper. Their addresses are:

Erika Ray, R85858
PO Box 1000
Lincoln, IL 62656 

Jeanine Elam, R81206
PO Box 1000
Lincoln, IL 62656 

Sharonda Miller, R84628
PO Box 1000
Lincoln, IL 62656 

Janet Jackson, N77201
PO Box 1000
Lincoln, IL 62656 

Debraca Harris, R88048
PO Box 1000
Lincoln, IL 62656 

5. If you'd like to donate to any of the commissary funds for the panelists, please email Alexis Mansfield at alexis@womensjusticeinstitute, and she can explain how to do so.

To view full performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7aB4-jqG-A

Speakers
avatar for Alexis Mansfield

Alexis Mansfield

Women's Justice Institute and Ascend Justice
Alexis Mansfield is the Senior Advisor for Children and Family issues at the Women’s Justice Institute, where she focuses on the barriers between maternal/child connections, reducing punitive responses for survivors of gender-based violence, and works toward decarceration of women... Read More →
avatar for Erika Ray

Erika Ray

Erika Ray is a Black Muslim Chicago native, mother and grandmother. Erika is a writer whose work has been published by Injustice Watch, the Resentencing Project (Tufts University), and more. Erika will also be featured in an upcoming documentary by Marie Claire. In addition to being... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Rev. Janet Jackson

Dr. Rev. Janet Jackson

Dr. Rev. Janet Jackson is a 67 year-old survivor of domestic violence. She has served 36 years in prison on a “LWOP” (life without the possibility of parole) sentence. However, she is still going strong and advocating for change inside and outside. She has drafted legislation... Read More →
avatar for Debraca Harris

Debraca Harris

Debraca Harris is a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault. On the same spectrum of surviving, she is also a proud mother and grandmother. In fighting for her own life, she has become an advocate for herself and others. She is strong, resilient, kind, enthusiastic, and determined... Read More →
avatar for Sharonda Miller

Sharonda Miller

Sharonda Miller is a Survivor of domestic violence, a racially motivated conviction, and systemic brutality; having served 20 years of an unjust sentence of 30 years, she is a crusader for criminal justice reform, an abolitionist advocating for Justice, Equality and Humane Treatment... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Zoom

12:00pm CDT

LUNCH BREAK
Friday March 18, 2022 12:00pm - 12:45pm CDT

12:45pm CDT

Kids as Comrades: Young People in Anti-Violence Movement
Speakers
avatar for Emma Gonzalez

Emma Gonzalez

Senior Prevention Educator, Self
Emma Gonzalez is a Chicago local from the Northwest side with cultural practices from her Mexican and Cuban heritage. They are currently Senior prevention educator at Resilience focusing her work around helping communities build sustainable tools for addressing harm, healing, and... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Language Justice: Advocating for Survivors Who Are English Language Learners
Speakers
avatar for Radhika Sharma

Radhika Sharma

Manager of Outreach & Education, Apna Ghar
Radhika Sharma Gordon is the Manager of Education and Training at Apna Ghar (Our Home), a 30-year-old organization serving and advocating for immigrant, refugee, and other marginalized survivors of gender-based violence. Apna Ghar provides a 24-hour hotline, counseling, legal advocacy... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

12:45pm CDT

Support for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence in the Pretrial Fairness Act
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Staudt

Sarah Staudt

Coalition to End Money Bond/Illinois Network For Pretrial Justice
Sarah Staudt has been the Senior Policy Analyst and Staff Attorney for Criminal Justice matters at Chicago Appleseed Center for Fair Courts since 2018. Sarah graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2013. Before coming to work with Chicago Appleseed, Sarah was an Equal... Read More →
avatar for A'Keisha Lee

A'Keisha Lee

Lead Organizer, Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation
A'Keisha Lee is the Lead Organizer for Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation (SOUL). A'Keisha graduated from Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice with a Masters in Public Health and a concentration in Health Management and Policy in 2020. A'Keisha... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT
Zoom

1:45pm CDT

Building Community In Quarantine: A Transformative Justice Toolkit and Conversation Centering Community Responses to Interpersonal Violence
Speakers
avatar for Amalia Salmeron

Amalia Salmeron

Student, University of Chicago
Amalia Salmeron M.A. She/her/ellaAmalia’s work centers anti-racist, feminist, queer, and trauma-informed means of community building and support to end violence. Her interests involve how communities and coalitions can form intentionally to transform systems of oppression and harm... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Zoom

1:45pm CDT

Domestic Violence & Native Communities
 

Speakers
avatar for Lauren  E.  Miller

Lauren E. Miller

In Power Trauma Therapist, In Power Howard Brown Health Center
Lauren E Miller, MSc, MSW, LSW, (pronouns She/Her/Hers) is of African-American and Mvskoke (pronounced Muscogee) Creek heritage.  Lauren is a licensed Social Worker and is currently a Trauma Therapist with the In Power Program at Howard Brown Health Center (one of Chicago’s largest... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
Zoom

3:00pm CDT

Youth Stories and Insights on Anti-Violence Practice
Speakers
avatar for Bonsai Bermúdez

Bonsai Bermúdez

Executive and Artistic Director, Youth Empowerment Performance Project
Bonsai Bermúdez completed a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from theUniversity of Puerto Rico with a concentration on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) issues. During their time in school they complimentedcourse work with research studies... Read More →
avatar for Shayne Khaalvin

Shayne Khaalvin

Shayne Khaalvin has always had an undying passion for the arts… as well as the people. Shayne. has starred in 2 musicals during their time in High school. During this time, Shayne was also President of the Poetry Club at CVS High School and competed in Louder Than A Bomb 2012, 2013... Read More →
avatar for Esmeralda Gonzalez

Esmeralda Gonzalez

Youth care worker, Mercy home
Esmeralda is a Youth Worker, community organizer, community advocate and proud product of Little Village. A lot of the work she is involved in is to ensure that the Little Village neighborhood remains safe for people of all ages. Currently she is part of the Youth Advisory Board at... Read More →
avatar for Ella Yoo

Ella Yoo

ELEVATE Youth Leader/YPAL 2020 Intern, KAN-WIN
Ella Yoo (she/they) is a first-year student at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pursuing a double major in Political Science and Asian American studies. Ella also currently is a leader in ELEVATE (Emerging Leaders Ending Violence Against Teens Everywhere), one of the... Read More →
avatar for Yenessa Meneses

Yenessa Meneses

YAB member, The Network
Yenessa received her BA in sociology and English from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently preparing for law school, with hopes of matriculating in the fall of 2023. She has been a part of the youth advisory board at The Network since August 2019. Yenessa is passionate... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm CDT
Zoom

4:00pm CDT

Closing Keynote: Eradicating Violence & Oppression by Living Into a Shared Vision of Interconnected Healing and Collective Liberation.
Speakers
avatar for Cristina  Garcia

Cristina Garcia

She Grows We Grow
Cristina Garcia is a liberation-focused educator, activist, mentor and consultant. She helps People of the Global Majority heal from internalized oppression, racial trauma and identity loss so that they can reclaim their voice and fully affirm their power. Cristina is the visionary... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 4:00pm - 4:45pm CDT
Zoom

4:45pm CDT

Closing Remarks and Thanks
Speakers
avatar for Anika Sterling Florez

Anika Sterling Florez

Community Engagement Director, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE)
Anika Sterling Florez is one of the founding members and President of Sisters Speak. Sisters Speak is the Chicago Coalition to End Sexual Violence Against Black Girls and Women. Anika is also the Community Engagement Director for the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation. Anika... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 4:45pm - 4:50pm CDT
Zoom

4:50pm CDT

Closing Performance
Artists
avatar for Brian Ostrega

Brian Ostrega

Violinist
Brian Ostrega began playing violin when he was five years old. His first orchestra experience was through the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras (CYSO), playing with them from grammar school through high school. From his involvement with the CYSO, he decided to further his musical... Read More →


Friday March 18, 2022 4:50pm - 5:00pm CDT
Zoom
 
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