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Aziza Ahmed
Northeastern University School of Law

Sara Ainsworth
Seattle University School of Law

Cathy Albisa
National Economic & Social Rights Initiative

Etiony Aldarondo
University of Miami, Dunspaugh-Dalton Community and Educational Well-Being Research Center in the School of Education

Aleta Alston-Toure'
Free Marissa Now!

Lis-Marie Alvarado
Community Organizer

Rosana Araujo
Miami Workers Center

Sujatha Baliga
Restorative Justice Project at the National Council on Crime and Delinquency

Sienna Baskin
Urban Justice Center

Marleine Bastien
Fanm Ayisyen Nan Miyami, Inc. (Haitian women of Miami)

Carrie Bettinger-Lopez
University of Miami School of Law

Beatrice Bianchi
University of Miami School of Law

Alisa Bierria
UC Berkeley, Center for Race and Gender

Ted Bunch
Move to End Violence; A Call to Men

Connie Burk
NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse

Cyra Choudhury
Florida International University School of Law

Donna Coker
University of Miami School of Law

Sarah Deer
William Mitchell College of Law

Angela Diaz-Vidaillet
VictimResponse

Ejim Dike
US Human Rights Network

Laura Dunn
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Alesha Durfee
Arizona State University, Women and Gender Studies

Jennifer Felipe
University of Miami School of Law

Zanita Fenton
University of Miami School of Law

Reina Fernandez
Miami Workers Center, Sisterhood Of Survivors

Juana Flores
Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Mary Anne Franks
University of Miami School of Law

Rashmi Goel
University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Julie Goldscheid
CUNY School of Law

Reyna Gomez
Miami Workers Center, Sisterhood Of Survivors

Wanda Gomez
Domestic Violence Survivor

Rosa M. Gonzalez-Guarda
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Leigh Goodmark
University of Baltimore School of Law

Staci Haines
Generative Somatics: Somatic Transformation and Social Justice

Lillian Hewko
National Women's Health Network

Rosie Hidalgo
Casa de Esperanza

Monique Hoeflinger
Ms. Foundation for Women

Angela Hooton
Center for Reproductive Rights

C. Quince Hopkins
Florida Coastal School of Law

Neil Irvin
Men Can Stop Rape

Tiloma Jayasinghe
Sakhi for South Asian Women

Margaret E. Johnson
University of Baltimore School of Law, Center on Applied Feminism

Michelle Kaminsky
"Author, Reflections of a Domestic Violence Prosecutor: Suggestions for Reform"

Valli Kalei Kanuha
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Sociology

Mimi Kim
Creative Interventions

Lisa Young Larance
Founder, Reflectively Embracing Nonviolence through Education for Women

Tamara Lave
University of Miami School of Law

Elizabeth L. MacDowell
William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas

Ramandeep Kaur Mahal
University of Miami School of Law

Martha R. Mahoney
University of Miami School of Law

Nicole Matthews
Minnesota Indian Women's Sexual Assault Coalition

Joan Meier
George Washington University Law School

Anne Menard
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Ivon Mesa
Coordinated Victim Assistance Center, Miami-Dade Department of Human Services

Susan Miller
University of Delaware, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

Kelly Miller
Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

Lavon Morris-Grant
Lavon Morris-Grant, LLC

Adele M. Morrison
Wayne State University Law School

Heidi Notario-Smull
Casa de Esperanza

Jodeen Olguín-Tayler
Caring Across Generations

Marcia Olivo
Miami Workers Center, Sisterhood Of Survivors

Lumarie Orozco
Casa de Esperanza

Eesha Pandit
Move to End Violence

Sandra S. Park
ACLU Women’s Rights Project

Jackie Payne
Move to End Violence

Hillary Potter
University of Colorado at Boulder

James Ptacek
Suffolk University in Boston

Quanita Toffie
Miami Workers Center

Beth E. Richie
The University of Illinois at Chicago, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy

Andrea L. Ritchie
Streetwise & Safe

Maria Rodriguez
Florida Immigrant Coalition

Rebecca Sharpless
University of Miami School of Law

Sandy Skelaney
Consultant | Entrepreneur | Speaker | Advocate

Terra L. Slavin
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

SpearIt
Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Andrew Sta. Ana
Day One

Nan Stoops
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Wayne Thomas
GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

Natalia Villegas Rodriguez
University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies

Deborah M. Weissman
University of North Carolina School of Law

Cindy Wiesner
Grassroots Global Justice Alliance

Jessica R. Williams
University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies

Rebecca Wyss
Ohio University

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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5615 Pavia Street
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Cost: Friday $7, Saturday No charge

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