The Women's Resource Centers presents
Faculty Favorite Lecture Series: Annette Jolin
Forty Years of Domestic Violence Reform: An Assessment
Thursday, October 25th
1:0pm-3:00pm, WRC Lounge
Cultures have a long history of ignoring the harm done to women by intimate male partners. In the United States of America attempts to alter these conditions first emerged 300 years ago but significant changes did not occur until the mid-20th century when civil rights and feminist activists openly condemned wife beating and took concrete steps to assist its victims. Following a brief description of the two reform movements preceding the 1970s mobilization against violence in the home, the presentation examines how and to what extent advocates, governmental organizations, and the scientific community have succeeded in changing cultural norms and with it the prevalence of intimate partner violence.
The Women's Resource Center is located in the basement of the Montgomery Building. Our entrance is in the Montgomery Courtyard behind the Simon Benson House in park blocks.