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Conferences and Symposia

Find more information about events related to the Seattle Journal for Social Justice (SJSJ) here:

A Faceless Movement

Searching for a System that Promotes Empowerment Among All Survivors of Gender Violence

  February 20, 2015

  8:30am – 4:30pm

  Seattle University School of Law Annex

Conference Theme: The law tells us that it will protect survivors of violence. The law tells us that survivors should not be afraid but come forward and seek help. But too often the criminal and civil justice systems create a noxious situation for survivors of violence.

Gendered and sexualized violence takes place in many forms including domestic violence, sexual assault, rape, human trafficking, genital mutilation, coerced reproductive practices, and forced marriages.

In our current system, survivors are often treated as criminals by mandatory arrest laws, or silenced by the array of challenges they face upon entering the legal system. Abusers also frequently use the legal system to control and re-victimize survivors.

This symposium will address the legal system’s response to survivors of gendered and sexualized violence by bringing together professionals from different fields who encounter survivors in their daily work.

This is a non-traditional symposium. Experts will present alongside authors to provide an educational experience for all. There will also be a breakout session at the end of the day that will allow all those in attendance to discuss the topics that were presented throughout the day.

Click here to register.

For a schedule of the day’s panels, click here.

NACOLE 2015 Academic Symposium

Registration is now open for the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) inaugural academic conference: Moving Beyond Discipline: The Role of Civilians in Police Accountability. For more information or to register, visit the NACOLE website.