L’Dor V’Dor: Domestic Violence Advocacy Throughout Generations And How Far Have We Come
Date(s) - Thu, Oct 19, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
The next NCJW Austin event is Thursday, October 19th at the home of Patti T. (address provided upon rsvp). The time is 7:00pm to 8:45pm (networking time, 7:00-7:30pm). Snacks and beverages will be served. Guest speakers will be Tracy Grinstead-Everly, JD, a legal Public Policy Manger with the Texas Council on Family Violence and Sarah Nesbitt, a Public Policy Coordinator for the Texas Council on Family Violence. Tracy and Sarah will discuss their experiences with domestic violence advocacy from the perspectives of women of different experiences, and generations working together to build new laws and policies to move the issue forward. To rsvp, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracy Grinstead-Everly, JD, is the legal Public Policy Manager with the Texas Council on Family Violence, dedicated to developing and promoting laws and policies that expand safe options for family violence survivors. She has been working in the family violence field for over 26 years. She currently sits on numerous community and professional committees and boards dedicated to access to justice, particularly for family violence survivors and marginalized populations. She graduated magna cum laude from Teikyo Westmar University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in history, philosophy and political science. She received her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in 1995. Tracy is the proud mother of two incredible children. Tracy believes that the keys to happiness in a relationship are mutual respect and finding that sweet spot of compromise that you can live with and still be true to yourself. As such, she keeps her feminist bumper stickers on magnets, so when her wonderful husband of more than 20 years drives her car he can remove them if he so chooses.
Sarah Nesbitt is a native of Dallas, Texas and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in December of 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies and African & African American Studies. While on campus, she served as a counselor, new member trainer, a lead facilitator for the campus sexual assault helpline, and a member of the inaugural executive board of Leaders in Interpersonal Violence Education. She developed a campus-specific curriculum on intimate partner violence and stalking and served as the chair for the IPV & stalking committee. Additionally, Sarah is deeply invested in reproductive health, rights, and justice work. She has done policy internships with Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and the Center for American Progress. Currently, in addition to working at TCFV, Sarah volunteers on the Jane’s Due Process hotline. She is loving Austin and looks forward to getting more involved in the local community.
The Texas Council on Family Violence is one of the largest domestic violence coalitions in the country. They promote safe and healthy relationships by supporting service providers, facilitating strategic prevention efforts, and creating opportunities for freedom from family violence. Tracy and Sarah work on the TCFV Policy Team. They collaborate strongly with direct service providers across the state, such as SAFE in Austin, as well as other statewide agencies which work on policies that support survivors, such as The Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA). If you or anyone you know needs support at any time, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) at 1.800.799.SAFE or loveisrespect.org.