3:00 PM15:00

NAADAC Webinar

Julie has been invited to provide an 80-minute webinar for the 2018 webinar series by the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC) for 1,000 participants; "Overlapping Issues: Domestic & Sexual Violence, Mental Health, Trauma & Substance Use", scheduled for October 10, 2018. Watch for more information.

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2:00 PM14:00

FREE WEBINAR: Uncovering the Roots of Violence


May 22, 2018 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Speakers include Riane Eisler, internationally known for her work to reveal the deep historical and cultural foundations of misogyny and violence in books such as The Chalice and the Blade and Sacred PleasureJulie Owens, a ground-breaking trainer in the field of domestic violence prevention and victim advocacy, and Ron Clark, Church-Planter and Minister of Portland, Oregon’s Agape Church of Christ, who has authored Freeing the Oppressed and developed innovative approaches to enrolling clergy-people as effective advocates for those who are victimized or oppressed.

How can we re-shape the stories we live by and re-claim the power of faith communities as leaders in today’s intersecting movements to end violence and promote healthy, ethical human relationships?

Eisler, Owens, and Clark will candidly share the events in their own lives that sparked their passion for disrupting the roots of violence and will dialogue about how we can move away from traditions of domination and forge healthier and more equitable relationships – without leaving behind the faith traditions that can inspire and sustain our journey.

We’ll probe issues like:

  • How should we respond when sacred texts are used to justify violence?
  • How do we make sense of the ways in which religious texts seem to hold conflicting messages about how we are supposed to treat one another?
  • How can we help our faith communities stop ignoring or normalizing women’s experiences of intimate violence, while cultivating ears to hear and hearts to believe the experiences of women and other survivors of violence?
  • What roles can faith communities play?
  • Why is gender inequality the lynchpin of oppression and violence across different eras and cultures?
  • How does an intersectional understanding of oppression help us connect the dots between seemingly unrelated forms of violence?
  • What possibilities for action open when we understand domestic violence as a human rights and social justice issue?
  • Why are local interventions in violent behavior not enough to prevent violence in our families and communities?
  • What does it really take to move away from cultures of domination, driven by control and fear?
  • How can we build cultures of partnership which celebrate relationships of mutual benefit and mutual responsibility?

Don’t miss this timely and important conversation! Register to attend:

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11:00 AM11:00

Live Radio Guest: "On Point" (NPR)

Julie will be a guest on the live call-in show, On Point, onNPR (National Public radio) on Friday, May 11 at 11:00 A.M. EDT. The topic is domestic violence, in light of the allegations of four women against NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. Washington Post columnist Megan McArdle, author of the May 8th column, I went back to a man who hit me. I’m still thinking about why” will also be a guest.

For information about how to listen, call in to make a comment, or listen to the show another time, click the button below. 

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9:00 AM09:00

DV & the Church Conference - Lenoir, NC (open to the public)

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DV and the Church Agenda

"Broken Vows" DVD  (Julie's story) 

Panel of Christian victim/survivors

  • Historical background
  • What Survivors May Believe
  • Myths Held by Faith Leaders
  • Wisdom from Faith leaders 

Scriptural Issues:

  • Biblical gender equality 
  • Headship 
  • Submission 
  • Divorce 
  • Forgiveness 
  • Suffering 

Supporting Christian Victims –What Helps, What Hurts 

  • Pastors and faith leaders 
  • Secular DV advocates 
  • Creating a response in your Church 
  • Resources for Survivors, Advocates & Church leaders 
  • Resources for victims, abusers, faith leaders and DV advocates 
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Engaging Faith Leaders & Communities in Responding to DV
12:15 PM12:15

Engaging Faith Leaders & Communities in Responding to DV

DVAC invites you to hear guidance about engaging faith leaders and communities in responding to domestic violence. We'll be learning from:

  • Rev. Marguerite Lee, President and Founder of Beauty for Ashes Ministry
  • Sa'idah Sudan, Founder of Baitul Hemayah
  • Sara Schreibman, Jewish faith community representative

We'll meet in our usual space in the "Kitchen Conference Room" at the Hal Marshall Building, 700 North Tryon Street in Charlotte. This program is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Hal Marshall lots. Feel free to bring your lunch and a friend or two!

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2:00 PM14:00

Meredith College Gender-based violence: Film Festival

The festival features documentaries made by students of Professor Kris Macomber 's class on Gender and Violence, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC.

Julie Owens is featured in a documentary titled "For God's Sake," about DV & religion. Other shorts will address sexual violence, trafficking, female genital mutilation and other topics related to violence against women.

FREE. The public is invited. See flyer below for details.

Meredith College 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC.

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