Understanding Intimate Partner Violence and Why Race Matters

The Tamara Williams Memorial Lecture will be held this Thursday, March 28th at 7 PM in the Kraus Building, Natural Science Auditorium, Room 2140 (map). This lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception and Community Conversation.


The topic of this year’s talk is Understanding Intimate Partner Violence and Why Race Matters .

The speaker for this event is Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW who is the author of “The Ultimate Betrayal: A Renewed Look at Intimate Partner Violence”She has a passion for advancing social justice and human rights in relation to women’s development, violence against women, and issues impacting Black families and communities.  Dr. Bent-Goodley’s research has focused on violence against women and girls, HIV prevention, and healthy relationship education.  She has developed community and faith-based domestic violence interventions with a focus on strengthening the Black family.  The Council on Social Work Education selected her to receive its National Award for Distinguished Achievement in Social Work Education.

Sponsors of this event include: Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, School of Social Work, University Housing, Abuse Hurts, University Human Resources, Center for the Education of Women, and the UMHS Social Work Department.


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