Surfacing Solutions: Using Oral History to Find New Solutions to Intimate Violence

Thursday 31 January, 2013
6 - 8pm, $0

Columbia University, Northwest Corner Building
550 West 120 Street, Room 602

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Alisa Del Tufo, in a career dedicated to ending violence in the lives of women and girls, has founded three organizations: Sanctuary for Families, CONNECT, and Threshold Collaborative. She is the author of two books on domestic violence and child abuse, the recipient of Union Theological Seminary’s prestigious Distinguished Alumna Award, and Colgate University’s Humanitarian Award in 2008. She has used oral history as a method of finding new ways to address the complex issues of intimate partner and domestic violence since 1991.

In 1991 Del Tufo launched an oral history project with battered women who had children to develop a better understanding of the ways they felt help could be provided. The insights surfaced through these stories have influenced the development of programs, research, policy, movement building and advocacy. Her oral history work has also focused on the stories of men and youth; all with the goal of surfacing new ways to impact and change abusive behaviors. In this workshop she will share the history of this work and some of the sea changing ideas that have grown from it.
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