Thursday, October 9, 2014

#DomesticViolence: Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?

Does Media Coverage Help or Hurt?
Monday, October 20, 2014
Noon - 12:50 p.m.
Sullivan Hall, Room C5
Lunch Provided
In recent weeks, awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault has increased as high profile cases receive extensive coverage in the news and on social media. Is this trend increasing awareness and dialogue or reinforcing sensationalism and stereotypes? Can media attention further real individual or community action and reform? In this spirited and interactive session offered as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, attorneys and advocates will discuss the ways in which they support survivors of domestic violence, the media’s influence on domestic violence, and how students can actively  engage in this issues.
Speakers will include David Martin, Chair of Domestic Violence Unit at King County Prosecutor’s Office; Amanda Irwin, Accredited Representative at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Kim Morrill, Legal Advocate at New BeginningsCo-sponsored by the Women’s Law Caucus.