Thursday October 29 11:00 am PST 2:00 pm EST
Call-In Number: 888.208.1711 code: 2548669
Report on Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Communities in U.S. to be released
3,419 cases of domestic violence reported; Police misconduct reports rose by 93%
What: Audio Press Conference
Release of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Domestic Violence in the U.S. in 2008: A Report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
Who: National Coalition of Anti-Violence Program (NCAVP) representatives
Terra Slavin, Lead Staff Attorney, Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Project, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center
Sharon Stapel, Executive Director, New York City Anti-Violence Project
Kristin Tucker, Program Manager, Northwest Network of Bisexual, Transgender, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, Seattle
TBA: Survivor(s) of domestic violence, client service provider
When: Thursday October 29, 2009
11:00am PST 2:00 pm EST
Where: Call-In Number: 888.208.1711 code: 2548669
Why: Report findings reveal a total of 3,419 domestic violence incidents reported in 2008; reported incidents of police misconduct rose 93%. Anti-violence programs across the country reported an increasing demand from LGBTQ communities of color, young, elder, disabled, and immigrant victims of domestic violence. Culturally competent services and well resourced anti-violence programs addressing the needs of LGBTQ survivors of violence are a critical necessity.
This report is a product of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP), a network of over 35 anti-violence organizations that monitor, respond to, and work to end hate and domestic violence, HIV-related violence, and other forms of violence affecting LGBTQ communities.
Also join Sharon Stapel, Terra Slavin, Kristin Tucker and moderator Darren Mitchell for the training “Understanding and Addressing LGBT Domestic Violence” at the UCLA School of Law’s Williams Institute on Thursday, October 29 from 6:30-8:30pm.