Saturday, October 25, 2014
The Symposium will focus on the state of domestic violence today and serves as a Call to Action, where we will look at tangible action plans that we can do now to help eradicate domestic violence. The domestic violence workshop will be geared towards domestic violence service providers and the community at large. There will be a 10-15 minute presentation by representatives from victim service specialist; the police department; legal professionals; social workers; and the clergy.
Elected Officials: Assemblywoman Annette Robinson and City Councilman
Survivor Testimony: Asia D. Smith, Founder/CEO of Purple R.E.I.G.N. Social Services,
Service Providers: Kimmi Herring, Director, Safe Horizon Brooklyn Community Program
Petal Fogenay-Foster, LCSW, Supervising Social Worker, Safe Horizon Brooklyn
Social Worker: Margarette Tropnas, LMSW, Board Member, United Nations Association, Brooklyn Chapter, former Executive Director of Dwa Fanm (women’s rights)
Judicial: Honorable Evelyn J. LaPorte, Kings County Criminal Court
Law Enforcement: Officer Mona Phillips, NYPD Domestic Violence Division, 81st Precinct
Call to Action/Legal: Assistant District Attorney Michelle Kaminsky, Chief of the Domestic Violence Bureau, Kings County Assistant District Attorney’s Office
Call to Action: Jennifer DeCarli, Esq., LMSW, Executive Director, Brooklyn Family Justice Center, Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence
Jennifer Reid-White, Esq., Vice President, Domestic Violence Programs,
Urban Resource Institute
Reverend Que English, NYC Clergy Roundtable, “Not On My Watch Campaign”
The panel will be moderated by Dweynie Paul, MBBA Director of
Community Service Initiatives.
Lunch will be served.
If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact the MBBA at [email protected] or Dweynie Paul at [email protected].