Metanoia - Preventing Violence Against Women
- When: October 5, 2009, 6:30 pm - October 8, 2009, 2:00 pm
- Where: Other - See the full schedule for event locations
Schedule of Events
Monday, October 5, 2009 - Addressing Sexual Violence: Film and Discussion
William R. Davis Courtroom, William F. Starr Hall
A viewing of "The Accused" followed by a discussion with attorneys from different areas of the law, emergency personnel and abuse counselors. Pizza and soda will be served.
Gail Hardy, '93, state's attorney, Hartford
Anne Mahoney '87, senior assistant state's attorney, Hartford
Beth A. Merkin '85, senior assistant public defender, New Haven
Jamie Mills '87, private practitioner, Hartford where her practice includes representing victims of sexual assault and abuse; adjunct professor, Sexuality, Gender and the Law, UConn Law; board president, Love Makes a Family Foundation
Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - Law School Metanoia Kick-Off and Ice Cream Social
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Library patio. (Rain plan to be announced.)
Various organizations will provide information to students who want more information about the prevention of violence against women, about accessing services available to victims and abusers, and about becoming involved in violence prevention efforts. Sign your name or write messages of support on posters that will be hung in the library foyer. Representatives from Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS), and representatives from local service providers and shelters will be on hand to talk about the services they provide.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009 - Domestic Violence Laws in Connecticut: Current Practices and Thoughts on Reform
6:00 p.m. panel discussion with reception to immediately follow
Panel: William R. Davis Courtroom, William F. Starr Hall
Reception: Reading Room, William F. Starr Hall
October 2009 is not only National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, but also the 25-year anniversary of Thurman v. City of Torrington, 595 F. Supp. 1521 (D.Conn 1984), a case addressing the rights of domestic violence victims and the responsibilities of the criminal justice system in protecting victims. This panel discussion will examine current laws and practices in Connecticut and consider whether there is need for reform. Speakers invited include numerous individuals-an attorney, a judge, a police officer, a legislator, a counselor, a doctor- whose work relates to victims of domestic violence.
Kevin Dunn, senior assistant state's attorney, Special Domestic Violence Unit
Judith A. Mauzaka '82 -private practice lawyer, Weinstein, Weiner, Ignal, Napolitano & Shapiro, P.C., Bridgeport, CT; plaintiff's attorney, Thurman v. City of Torrington
Beau Thurnauer - instructor, Domestic Violence, Central Connecticut State University; deputy chief, East Hartford Police Department
Erika Tindill, Executive Director, CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Burton M. Weinstein - of counsel, Weinstein, Weiner, Ignal, Napolitano & Shapiro, P.C., Bridgeport, CT; plaintiff's attorney, Thurman v. City of Torrington
Thursday, October 8, 2009 - Lunch and Discussion with Jill Davies
Starr Reading Room, William F. Starr Hall
Speaker Jill Davies, director of the Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence Initiative, and deputy director of Greater Hartford Legal Aid, will discuss the many ways that violence against women arises in the practice of law. She will offer thoughts on how members of the legal profession might best address violence.
Supporting Organizations: Asian Pacific American Law Students Association; Black Law Students Association; Environmental Law Society; Health Law Interest Group; Intellectual Property and Technology Law Society; International Law Society; Labor and Employment Law Society, Latino Law Students Association; Military Law Society; Public Interest Law Group; National Lawyer's Guild; Student Animal Legal Defense Fund; South Asian Law Students Association; UConn Law ACLU