This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
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Friday, November 2 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Domestic Violence Education & Outreach through Community Empowerment [RJ]

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This panel discussion will help organizations develop culturally competent domestic violence education and outreach programs through community empowerment. Panelists will share their own challenges in expanding outreach and services to Native American and immigrant populations. We often "speak at" people to define domestic violence and how to resolve intimate partner violence in families and communities. This panel will challenge the traditional mode of outreach and suggest a methodology based instead on listening to communities, identifying cultural resilience, and uplifting cultural practices that address violence against women.


Tatjana Anne Johnson

Managing Attorney, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Tatjana Anne Johnson is the managing attorney of the Hawai‘i Immigrant Justice Center at the Legal Aid Society of Hawai‘i. Ms. Johnson’s practice focuses on providing legal advocacy to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Ms. Johnson has been... Read More →

Joanne Loeak

Outreach Specialist, Legal Aid Society of Hawaii
Joanne Loeak was born and raised in Majuro, which is the capital of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Joanne migrated to Hawaii in 1996 for schooling and to seek better opportunities for her family. She joined the Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center at the Legal Aid Society in 2014... Read More →

Kace Rodwell

Attorney, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services

Mary Beth Williams

Attorney, Oklahoma Indian Legal Services

Friday November 2, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Westchester Westin Galleria, 3rd Level