Promoting Just and Effective Solutions to End Gender-Based Violence

An event uniting researchers, practitioners, advocates, organizers and communities of the Southwest to address the grand challenge to end gender based violence. 

Featuring keynote speakers:
Tonya Edmond, Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis
Tricia Bent-Goodley, Professor, Howard University

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Location: Arizona State University – West Campus, University Center Building, 13590 N. 47th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85306. The conference will be hosted in the La Sala Ballroom.

Parking: Reserved parking (free) will be available in Lot 20 on the South side of campus.

Driving Directions: ASU West is located a few miles West of I-17, between Thunderbird Rd. and West Cactus Rd. Easiest access to the University Center Building is by taking I-17 to Thunderbird Rd exit. Take Thunderbird Rd. westbound to 49th Ave. Take 49th Ave. south into the ASU West campus. Follow 49th Ave to University Way South. Lot 20 will be on your left. Follow the “Event Parking” signs.

Light breakfast and lunch provided.  Up to 3.0 CEUs available.


8:30 am:  Attendee arrival/check in and light breakfast

9:00 – 9:30 am: Welcome and opening remarks by James Herbert Williams, Director, School of Social Work

9:30 – 10:30 am: Keynote - Building Capacity for the Use of Evidence Based Trauma Treatments to address Gender Based Violence: A Strategy for Healing and Secondary Prevention – Tonya Edmond, PhD, MSW

10:45 – 11:45 am: Breakout workshops

Advancing Efforts to Eliminate Sexual Violence by Intimate Partners – Jonel Thaller, PhD, MSW and Meredith Bagwell-Gray, PhD, LMSW

Opportunities for Providing Holistic Care: Help-seeking for Domestic Violence Among Refugee and Immigrant Women - Tina Jiwatram-Negron, PhD, LMSW; Jeanne Nizigiyimana, MSW, MA; and Karin Wachter, PhD, MEd

Digital Abuse, Online Interventions, and Survivor Safety: Navigating Technology in Gender Based Violence Practice Settings - Lauren Reed, MSW, PhD and Jill Messing, MSW, PhD

Restorative Justice Initiatives in Arizona to Address Gender-Based Violence - Elise Lopez, DrPH, MPH and Heather Seets

12:15 – 12:45 pm: Special presentation by the Office of Gender Based Violence, ASU School of Social Work

12:45 - 1:45 pm: Keynote - Dissecting Domestic Violence Homicide: The Significance of Cultural Context - Tricia Bent-Goodley, PhD, MSW

2:00 – 3:30 pm: Envisioning a future without violence – a community conversation facilitated by the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Wrap-up and call to action

4:00:  Adjourn

La Sala Ballroom - University Center Building
ASU-West Campus