2013 Women of Color Committee Summit

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Date(s) - August 2, 2013
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Black Canyon Conference Center

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Shades of Violence – Culturally Responsive Approaches to Domestic Violence

for Women of Color

Friday, August 2, 2013

Black Canyon Conference Center
9440 North 25th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021

 The Shades of Violence-Culturally Responsive Approaches to Domestic Violence for Women of Color Summit will explore the impact of domestic violence on communities of color and offer opportunity for participants to develop skills to provide culturally responsive approaches to intervention and service provision. This Summit is for everyone who works with DV survivors of color and other underrepresented groups.

Keynote speaker Stella Pope Duarte is a highly sought-after inspirational speaker, and a favorite keynote speaker for audiences of all ages, on issues related to: women’s rights, culture, diversity, leadership, education, literacy, Chicano/Latino history, writing, and storytelling. Her dynamic presentations motivate audiences with life-changing profound insights, sparked with her own brand of humor and heartfelt storytelling.

Radmilla Cody, traditional Navajo recording artist, Grammy Nominee, Indie Award Winner, multiple Native American Award Nominee and international performer, will provide lunch entertainment and participate in the Survivor’s Panel. Ms. Cody continues to maintain Navajo culture by recording music that children sing with pride and lyrics the Dine elders can be proud of.  A survivor of domestic violence, Radmilla uses her personal experiences to advocate strongly against the epidemic of violence. It is an issue she has become very passionate about. As a biracial person she attempts to communicate positive messages about her dual identity as children who are biracial or multiracial still bear the brunt of prejudice.

The Summit will include a World Cafe of ethnic communities, Survivor’s Panel and Phoenix artist Robert Miley directing a healing arts activity. Other speakers include RJ Shannon, HIV/AIDS Minority Liaison and Community Engagement Coordinator, Arizona Department of Health Services; and  Essen Otu, Diversity and Community Affairs Director, Mountain Park Health Center.

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