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 Pleasure; Julie 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.
The discussion will be moderated by Renita Robinson, CEO of the Green Bay, Wisconsin YWCA and longtime educator and advocate for victims of sexual and domestic violence.
Eisler, Owens, and Clark will respond to your questions about strategies for moving away from traditions of domination and forging healthier and more equitable relationships – without leaving behind the faith traditions that can inspire and sustain our journey. They’ll explain the key catalysts of positive cultural transformation, offer additional action-oriented resources and tools, and invite further dialog with attendees.
Don’t miss the continuation of this timely and important conversation!
- 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?