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Empowering Voices: Addressing Domestic Violence in Marginalized Communities

October 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Empowering Voices: Addressing Domestic Violence in Marginalized Communities

Saturday, October 7 @ 12-4 pm ET

Join us for a transformative half-day conference, “Empowering Voices: Addressing Domestic Violence in Marginalized Communities,” dedicated to shedding light on the pervasive issue of domestic violence within underrepresented communities. Co-sponsored by the Medical Women’s International Association, the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Women’s Health Institute, AMWA Georgia Physicians, and the Federation of Medical Women of Canada.


This event, held during Domestic Violence Prevention Month in October, aims to explore the unique challenges faced by marginalized groups and foster an inclusive dialogue on prevention and support. Featuring a captivating keynote speaker, Dr. Ojistoh Horn; a compelling survivor panel sharing their inspiring journeys; and an enlightening panel of interprofessionals — a judge, physician, and prosecutor; this conference will delve into the multidimensional aspects of domestic violence within these communities.
Together, we will uncover innovative strategies, cultivate empathy, and empower individuals and organizations to actively combat domestic violence and create a safer, more equitable future for all.


Ojistoh Horn is a from the Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) communities of Kahnawake and Akwesasne. She has been working as a family physician for 15 years helping her people through all phases of the life cycle. 

Holly Spainhower is a Senior Associate Attorney Advisor at AEquitas, a national nonprofit that supports prosecutors in their efforts to seek justice in gender-based violence and human trafficking cases. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where she co-facilitates the course, Prosecuting Sexual Violence: Applying Research to Practice.

Ada Booth, MD is an Attending Physician in the Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics and the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Program at Connecticut Children’s. 

Sarah Law has been a Colorado State Court Magistrate specializing in IPV since 2010. Before that she was the elected District Attorney for the 6th Judicial District of Colorado from 1996 to 2005. 

Carol Mirin is an LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and an advocate for many issues in America today including Domestic Violence. She has cared for women who have experienced domestic violence as well as being a survivor.


October 7, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

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