From ally Spencer Duran of Austin, Texas (via Sarah Watkins):
Free Conference Addresses Violence Against Disabled Women
Accessing Safety Initiative: Building Bridges Across Disciplines
The Accessing Safety Initiative, funded by the U.S. Office on Violence Against Women, helps organizations and communities meet the needs of women with disabilities and Deaf women who are victims or survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and/or stalking. The Building Bridges Across Disciplines conference is part of a federal effort to bring victim assistance agencies and disability service providers together to increase their individual and collective capacities to respond effectively to survivors of domestic and sexual violence who have disabilities or who are Deaf. Participants will have the opportunity to learn, share ideas, and network with colleagues from across the country who are interested in improving their services. This free conference will be held in Nashville, TN, on December 16-17, 2008. Visit the website listed above for conference details. http://www.accessingsafety.org/index.php/national-conference
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