Preserving Our Roots While Looking to the Future

Preserving Our Roots While Looking to the Future

Saturday, July 21, 2012 – Wednesday, July 25, 2012

NCADV, in partnership with the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS), will be holding their next conference, Preserving Our Roots While Looking to the Future, July 21-25, 2012 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Denver, Colorado.

The mission of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) is to organize for collective power by advancing transformative work, thinking and leadership of communities and individuals working to end the violence in our lives.

NCADV believes violence against women and children results from the use of force or threat to achieve and maintain control over others in intimate relationships, and from societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions. NCADV recognizes that the abuses of power in society foster battering by perpetuating conditions, which condone violence against women and children. Therefore, it is the mission of NCADV to work for major societal changes necessary to eliminate both personal and societal violence against all women and children.

The National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. At NOMAS’ Men and Masculinity conferences, we evaluate and examine diverse aspects in gender identity, gender roles, the construction of masculinity, and the experiences of men’s lives, specifically as related to the role of men as allies to the women’s and sexual assault domestic violence movements.

The Doubletree Hotel Denver 1-800-445-8667 (1-800-HILTONS) 3203 Quebec Street Denver, Colorado 80207

SNAPSHOT of conference events:

July 20th, 21st and 22nd:

  • NCADV’s Pre-Conference      Institutes (optional and closed to those who do notself-identify      with each group). The pre-conference institutes are free to all attendees.
    • Friday (20th) Women of Color       Institute
    • Saturday (21st) Rainbow Pride       Institute
    • Sunday (22nd)       Battered/Formerly Battered Women’s Institute

July 21st and 22nd:

  • NOMAS’ Conference on Men and Masculinity
    • NOMAS Opening Session (21st       from 4pm-6pm)
    • NOMAS Men’s Studies Association Meeting (22nd from 9am -3pm)

July 22nd through 25th:

  • NCADV’s main conference events including all NCADV plenary sessions and workshops.
    • Note: NCADV’s Opening Plenary Session is Sunday, July 22nd from 3:30pm to       5:30pm
  • NOMAS workshop track session on men and masculinity (July 23rd through 25th).

Following the conference, we will be offering two post-conference institutes from 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday, July 25th:

  • Institute on Child Custody and      Domestic Violence
  • Institute on The Link Between      Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

Both post-conference institutes will be available to conference registrants for no additional fee. We will also be offering special registration rates for the post-conference institutes only. More information will be coming soon.

The plenary sessions that will be held over the course of the conference will be on the topics of:

  • Intersecting Violences
  • Radical Solutions for Ending Violence
  • Women’s Use of Violence
  • The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children

NCADV will be offering five workshop tracks during this conference (workshop tracks consist of 5 workshops and 2 strategy sessions on the specific topics below):

  • The Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Intersecting Violences
  • Radical Solutions for Ending Violence
  • Women’s Use of Violence
  • National Organization for Men Against Sexism

They will also be offering mini-tracks (up to a total of 4 sessions over the course of the conference) on the topics of:

  • Human Trafficking
  • Elder Abuse
  • Financial Education
  • Animal abuse and domestic violence

They will be offering topic-specific strategy sessions on the afternoons of Monday, July 23rd and Tuesday, July 24th. The aim of these strategy sessions is for attendees to strategize, plan and produce a suggested idea or solution for addressing the issue of the session they attend. The idea or solution can take any form (ex: a call to the movement, a toolkit, a resource list, etc.). NCADV will distribute these ideas to the field following the conference.

Following the conference, they will be offering two post-conference institutes from 1pm to 5pm on Wednesday, July 25th:

  • Institute on Child Custody and  Domestic Violence
  • Institute on The Link Between Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence

Both post-conference institutes will be available to conference registrants for no additional fee. We will also be offering special registration rates for the post-conference institutes only. More information will be coming soon. NCADV’s Young Advocates for Peace Program will run concurrently with all conference events beginning on July 20th and ending on July 25th. More information about this program can be found here. You will be able to register your child or children for this program during registration.

Source(s): NCADV

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