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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Raped, pimped out and jailed: The painful saga of Sara Kruzan


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Raped, pimped out and jailed: The painful saga of Sara Kruzan

Sara Kruzan was a victim of rape and sex trafficking. As in the Marissa Alexander wrongful conviction case in Florida, this article similarly has, "No expert witness testified in Ms. Kruzan’s defense during her trial."  What is up with that one??!!   Did these folks just decide that she was just a prostitute, a lesser teen and blew her off to just wash her away without finding out how the 16 year old even got to such a status in life?

As was the case with Marissa Alexander, the Prosecutor in Sara's case said she (Sara) was NOT a victim of domestic violence!

This must read article continues..."Jurors were not told about the prolonged sexual abuse she’d suffered, and the court’s discretion to sentence her with parole as a minor was overlooked".

I am truly afraid to explore just how many such cases like this actually exist.

More to come!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community 2012 National Conference

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IDVAAC 2012 CONFERENCE

Domestic Violence and the Black Community: Unpacking the Significance
Of our Diversity - Examining Culture, Class, Social Context, and Ethnicity for Effective Research and Service Delivery

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community - IDVAAC  National Conference - August 13-14th 2012 -  Norfolk, Virginia! This year IDVAAC offers a rich line-up: Keynote address by Gail E. Wyatt, Ph.D., UCLA AIDS Institute Director and author; Bold Panel Discussions and Engaging and informative workshops on critical topics!



PANEL:  Larry E. Davis, Ph.D. * Dorothy Roberts, J.D. *
 Gail Elizabeth Wyatt, Ph.D. - Culture, Class, Ethnicity & Social Context in the Black Community: A Broad Perspective


Grace Bonareri Mose, D.A.

Presenter and Panelist: Domestic Violence in African Immigrant

and Refugee Communities

Miriam Jiménez Román

Presenter and Panelist: Latina Perspectives –

PANEL DISCUSSION: Diversity in the Black Community:

Implications for Service Delivery
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!

Rape in the Military, Domestic violence, sexual violence, murder, sex trafficking