Recognizing Violent Intersections: A FREE Series On How Racism, Poverty and Gender Oppression Impact Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

Date: 
Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Location: 
198 East 161st Street, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10451

Please join the NYC Family Justice Center, Bronx (BXFJC) and CONNECT for: Recognizing Violent Intersections: A FREE Series to Discuss How Racism, Poverty and Gender Oppression Impact Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).

Dates and Times:
Wednesdays: July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th and August 6th, 2014
10:30am to 12:30pm
(5 total sessions) 

Location:         
BXFJC Training Room
198 East 161st Street, Second Floor 
                                                    

This 5-week discussion series is not a traditional training. Participants will learn from and teach each other through a peer-led process, dicussing topics such as:

• How does racism play a role in the lives of both abusive people and people who experience abuse?

• Does IPV really happen more in low income communities?

• Why do women report higher levels of abuse?

• How can gender norms impact IPV among lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or trans and gender-nonconforming people?

These complex intersections will be examined in light of the group’s professional and personal experience. This is an opportunity to step outside the daily routine and think critically about the context in which IPV occurs, how we engage with survivors of violence and people who abuse their partners.

PLEASE NOTE: You are encouraged to attend the entire series and priority will be given to participants who register for all or most of the sessions.

To RegisterRSVP to karynh2@fjcnyc.org and indicate all the dates you can attend.