Speakers

Margart Avery

Margaret "Shug" Avery

“The Color Purple"


Frances E. Ashe-Goins, RN, MPH

Deputy Director
Office of Women's Health, Washington, D.C.

Atum Azzahir

Atum Azzahir
President and Executive Director

Cultural Wellness Center (Minneapolis, MN)

Asha Bandele

Asha Bandele
Acclaimed Author, Poet, & Former Features Editor

Essence magazine

Sue Else

Sue Else
President

National Network to End Domestic Violence

Gail Garfield

Gail Garfield
Professor

Sandra Graham-Berman

Sandra Graham-Bermann, Ph.D., Professor

Department of Psychology
University of Michigan
(Ann Arbor, MI)

Casey Gwinn, J.D.
Chief Executive Officer

YWCA of San Diego County

Gary Hines

Gary Hines
Founder and Director

Grammy Award-Winnning
Sounds of Blackness (Minneapolis, MN
)

US Attorney General Eric Holder

Eric Holder

United States Attorney General

Rev. Arnetha E. Inge

Rev. Arnetha E. Inge

African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME)

Jessica Jackson

Jessica L. Jackson
Attorney/Co-Pastor

New Living Way Christian Center

LY Marlow

L.Y. Marlowe
Author

Color Me Butterfly (Arlington, VA)

Jaycee Memminger

Jaycee Memminger
President

Angelic Impact
(Detroit, MI)

Anne Menard

Anne Menard
Director

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Lavon Morris

Lavon Morris-Grant
Author

Whom Shall I Fear: A Spiritual Journey of a Battered Woman (Atlanta, GA)

Mildred Muhammad

Mildred Muhammad
Executive Director

After the Trauma (Washington, DC)

Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih

Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih
Director Training and Consulting

FaithTrust Institute

Terri Pease

Terri Pease, Ph.D.
Trauma Specialist

Domestic Violence and Mental Health Policy Institute
(Chicago, IL)

Prester Pickett
Catherine Pierce

Catherine Pierce
Acting Director

Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice

Tiombe Preston

Tiombe Preston
Marriage and Family Therapist
Program Manager
California Black Women’s Health Project

Laura Richardson

Laura Richardson

U.S. House of Representatives

 
Ruth Slaughter

Ruth Slaughter
Divisional Director

Community Outreach, Prevention & Education Programs, PROTOTYPES
Culver City, CA

Tara Shabazz

Tara Shabazz
Executive Director

California Partnership to End Domestic Violence

Rita Smith

Rita Smith
Executive Director

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Gael B. Strack

Gael B. Strack

Chief Executive Officer
National Family Justice Center Alliance

Anthony Taylor

Anthony Taylor

(Woodbury, MN)

Endalyn Taylor

Endalyn Taylor
Director

Dance Theatre of Harlem School
(New York, NY)

Brenda L. Thomas

Brenda L. Thomas
Author

Laying Down My Burdens
(Philadelphia, PA)

Mary Walton

Mary Walton, MSW, MDiv

Former Interval House Executive Director

Founder of Creating A Safe Environment

Carolyn West

Carolyn M. West, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Psychology, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Program, University of Washington, Tacoma

Joseph White

Joseph White, Ph.D.
Professor

Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine

Carol Williams

Carol Williams
Executive Director

Interval House Crisis Shelters

Bob Geffner

Robert Geffner, Ph.D. ABPP, ABPN
President

Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute
San Diego, CA

Robert Hampton
Sheila Haskins
Esther Jenkins

Robert Hampton, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice President

Tennessee State University (Nashville)

 

Shelia Hankins (moderator)
Project Director

State Of Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board
(Lansing, MI)

Esther Jenkins, Ph.D.,
(moderator) Professor

Department of Psychology, University of Chicago, IL

 

Johnny Rice, II, M.S.
Beth Richie
Joyce Thomas
Antonia Vann

Johnny Rice, II, M.S.
Director of Grants Management

Office of the Secretary, Maryland Department of Human Resources (Baltimore, MD)

 

 

Dr. Beth E. Richie
Professor

Departments of Criminal Justice and Women's Studies
University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Joyce Thomas, M.P.H., R.N.,
(moderator)
Co-founder & President

Center for Child Protection and Family Support
(Washington, DC)

Antonia Vann
Founder and CEO

Asha Family Services

 

Linner Griffin
Oliver Williams

Dr. Linner Ward Griffin, Ed.D., ACSW, LCSW
Professor

School of Social Work & Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs East Carolina University Greenville, North Carolina

 

Oliver J. Williams, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community; Professor, School of Social Work, University of Minnesota