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"Women with Disabilities and Domestic Violence -- Services, Survival and a Story of Hope"

-- Focus of Queens College's Women and Work White Ribbon Campaign Event --

PROGRAM: An Overview of Domestic Violence and Women with Disabilities:
PowerPoint presentation by Carmella Marrone, executive director and founder of Women and Work, a QC job and life-skills training program for women.
Living with Disabilities and Violence:
Nicolyn Plummer, a Deaf Violence social worker at Barrier Free Living's Non-Residential Domestic Violence Program, will discuss the obstacles and services available to people with disabilities who are victims of abuse. Plummer is the founder and president of the Sign Language Court Interpretation Task Force, whose mission is to provide qualified sign language interpreters in court proceedings for deaf and hard-of-hearing domestic violence victims. She is also an active member of the Deaf Justice Coalition with New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
A Story of Hope:
Mirian Detres-Hickey, QC's director of the Office of Special Services, will speak on her harrowing personal experience as a survivor of domestic violence.
WHERE: Rosenthal Library, Rm. 230, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing
Directions to the college:
http://www.qc.cuny.edu/about/directions/Pages/default.aspx
This event is free and open to the public. Sign interpreters will be present.
A Q&A will follow presentations.

BACKGROUND
Women and Work – a free, 15-week program founded in 1999 at Queens College – empowers participants to rebuild their lives, many of which have been shattered by physical and emotional abuse. To date, the program has helped transform the lives of over 1,800 women through job and life skills training. The goal of the White Ribbon Campaign is to raise awareness about the epidemic of violence against women and girls in the U.S. and present opportunities for everyone to become part of the solution.

 
 

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