CONVERGE! Conference

CONVERGE! Conference

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CONVERGE! Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence
February 7-8, 2014

University of Miami School of Law
University of Miami School of Law Race & Social Justice Law Review
Miami Worker's Center Sisterhood of Survivors
Center on Applied Feminism-University of Baltimore School of Law

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For over 40 years, gender violence has been the focus of feminist activism in the U.S. WHERE ARE WE HEADED NOW?

This conference will bring together SURVIVORS, ACTIVISTS, and ACADEMICS to RECONSIDER the dominant U.S. responses to gender violence, to build capacity for political mobilization and reform, to share innovative approaches to gender violence, and to promote cross-fertilization and collaboration between researchers, practitioners, and activists.

CONVERGE! is about building a TRANSFORMATIVE POLITICAL AGENDA to REFOCUS U.S. priorities in funding, activism, law, and social services in ways that better address the INTERSECTING INEQUALITIES that create and maintain gender violence.

The CONVERGE! Conference is organized around the following themes:

  • Structural Inequality and Gender Violence
  • Re-Imagining Mobilization Against Gender Violence
  • Alternatives to Criminal Justice Strategies
  • Reframing Gender Injustice as a Violation of Human Rights
  • Responding to Retrenchment and Stalemate in Reform Efforts

13.0 Approved Florida CLE credits


Keynote Speaker

Beth RichieDr. Beth Richie is The Director of the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy and Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice at The University of Illinois at Chicago. The emphasis of her scholarly and activist work has been on the ways that race/ethnicity and social position affect women's experience of violence and incarceration, focusing on the experiences of African American battered women and sexual assault survivors. Read more about Dr. Richie at University of Illinois.

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CONVERGE! is made possible by the generous contributions of Miami Law, the NoVo Foundation, Move to End Violence, a program of the NoVo Foundation, and The Women's Fund of Miami-Dade.

Donna Coker
University of Miami School of Law

Marcia Olivo
Miami Workers Center

Leigh Goodmark
University of Baltimore School of Law
Visitor, 2013-2014 University of Maryland School of Law

CONVERGE! Conference

Dates: February 7-8, 2014
Time: Friday 8 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: University of Miami
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All guests of the University are required to park at the Pavia Garage located at the main entrance of the Law School.
5615 Pavia Street
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Cost: Friday $7, Saturday No charge

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Sisterhood of Survivors

Sisterhood of Survivors (S.O.S.) is an organizing group led by survivors of systemic violence. More

The Center on Applied Feminism

The Center on Applied Feminism seeks to apply feminist insights to legal practice and the policy arena. More

Race & Social Justice Law Review

Race and Social Justice Law Review is a student journal that publishes scholarly articles on the legal, social, economic, and psychological issues that affect communities of color. More