A Year of Intimate Partner Violence Awareness
The 2012-2013 academic year marked the 20th year of the Center for Women at Emory's existence. In honor of that milestone, the CWE decided to highlight its continual work to end intimate partner violence by making awareness and prevention the themes of its three biggest programs and approaching the topic of intimate partner violence as a personal, societal, and institutional issue affecting us all.
On September 28, 2012, friends of the Center gathered to honor two decades of working together. Longtime supporter Professor Natasha Trethewey, U.S. Poet Laureate, shared her personal story and called on community members to remember that "domestic violence can happen to anyone." On December 11, 2012, Public Voices Fellow Dr. Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Associate Professor in the School of Medicine and Director for the Center for Injury Control, spoke as an emergency room doctor and public health expert and discussed the broader societal impact of domestic violence while giving the Mary Lynn Morgan Annual Lecture on Women and Health - "Violence Against Women: Implications for Healthcare and Society." Finally, on March 28, 2013, the Center invited Dr. David Lisak, researcher and forensic consultant, to meet with campus leaders and give the Women's History Month keynote address, "Confronting the Reality of Sexual Violence on the College Campus." Lisak challenged Emory to become a national leader in sexual assault prevention, a mission which the Center for Women shall continue to promote for another twenty years and beyond.
Video of all three programs is embedded below.
NOTE: At 35:50, Dr. Lisak showed a video, which for copyright reasons could not be included in this recording. That video was an excerpt from The Undetected Rapist, available for purchase here.