March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Bravery in Motion: Understanding Women’s History
Bravery in Motion: Women’s History and Future Beyond Violence honors Women’s History Month through a virtual learning event to refine public awareness of violence against women with an attention to the past, present, and future of women’s empowerment. In this collaborative community discussion (in which people of all genders are welcome), participants will explore a broad range of topics related to the subject of violence against women, including community support networks, grassroots resistance efforts, and public policy advancements.
To situate the contemporary state of women’s affairs in the historical legacy of women’s activism, Joan Winship, chair of the Calvert County, Maryland Commission for Women, will share information about the effects and influences of violence against women alongside reflections from her professional work. While Joan Winship’s work on the local level with the Calvert County Commission for Women will provide valuable insight into the process of local community peacebuilding, her former position as the executive director for the International Association of Women Judges will inform our learning event with a rich understanding of the nuanced ecosystem of human rights institutions and programs that serve women experiencing violence. Participants will deepen their understanding of Women’s History, explore practical, peaceful solutions to violence against women today, and discover hopeful possibilities for the future.