RADNOR, Pa. (Sept. 19, 2018)—Furthering its commitment to end violence against the vulnerable, Cabrini University will host its eighth annual Domestic Violence Symposium on Oct. 2.
This year’s topic will focus on trauma and trafficking and is co-hosted by the Barbara and John Jordan Center for Children of Trauma and Domestic Violence Education and the Center on Immigration at Cabrini University.
“The need to focus on trauma and trafficking seem exceptionally relevant today,” said Associate Professor Colleen Lelli, EdD, Director of the Jordan Center and event facilitator. “I’m eager to join this year’s discussion to help uncover new ways we can build our network of advocacy and support the people, and legislation, which work to end violence against these populations.”
To evoke these powerful conversations, the symposium will begin with a keynote from Barbara Amaya, trafficking and domestic violence survivor and award-winning advocate, speaker, trainer, and author of Amazon best-selling memoir Nobody’s Girl and graphic novel The Destiny of Zoe Carpenter.
Amaya will speak about her life’s work to combat human trafficking and violence against women and children.
The event also includes a panel discussion that will examine trauma and trafficking from a variety of experiences and expertise and take questions from the audience. Panelist experts and advocates include Anh Hua, Anti-Human Trafficking Program Manager, Nationalities Service Center; Detective Connie Marinello, Upper Merion Township Police Department; Laura Clary, Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Clinical Program Manager/Forensic Nurse Examiner, Greater Baltimore Medical Center; Julie Knudsen, LSW, Pupil Services Supervisor, Norristown School District; and Abbie Newman, CEO and Founding Executive Director, Mission Kids Advocacy Center.
For more information on the annual symposium, visit cabrini.edu/dveducation.
About Cabrini University
Founded in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cabrini University is a Catholic institution that empowers students to become advocates of social change through an Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, community engagement, and leadership development.
Cabrini enrolls approximately 1,650 undergraduates in more than 35 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations, and minors on its serene 112-acre campus located 30 minutes from Philadelphia. The University also enrolls 800 students in graduate, doctoral, and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, PA, and at five off-campus locations.