SUPER ABUSE IN AMERICA
7-9pm EST Sunday February 5
With Low-Fat Love 101 Host Dr. Patricia Leavy
7:00-7:45 Violence against Women: What are some of the issues?
Dr. Angela Moe
Dr. Angela (Angie) Moe is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Western Michigan University, with an affiliation with the Gender and Women's Studies Program. She has a Ph.D. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, an M.S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a graduate certificate in Holistic Health (expected December 2012) from Western Michigan University. Dr. Moe has been working in the area of intimate partner violence for over 15 years, including stints in legal advocacy, shelter triage, and court-watch programming. In the earlier part of her academic career, Dr. Moe's research focused on women's experiences with battering and help-seeking, and the connections between women's victimization and their eventual criminalization. In recent years, her attention has turned to the pathways through which battered women heal from victimization; the role of children in women's decisions about and behavior within abusive relationships; and the connections between abuse, pregnancy and maternal health. To that end, she currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kalamazoo County Child Abuse and Neglect Council. Dr. Moe prides herself on interdisciplinary scholarship; among her over two dozen publications are refereed articles in Violence Against Women, Women's Studies Quarterly, Affilia, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, The Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, Women and Therapy, Women and Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice Studies, Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, and Journal of Leisure Research.
7:45-8:00 The Criminal Justice System and Domestic Violence
Dr. Katie Currul-Dykman Katie Currul-Dykman is Assistant Professor, Criminology at Stonehill College (expert on domestic violence). Dr. Currul-Dykman holder her B.A., Legal Studies and B.A. Political Science, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, J.D., Suffolk University School of Law, Ph.D., Criminology and Justice Policy, Northeastern University. Dr. Currul-Dykeman is an expert on courtroom dynamics. A former prosecutor specializing in domestic violence, she has held the position of Suffolk Superior Court assistant district attorney; supervising assistant district attorney for the Dorchester, MA Domestic Violence Court; and assistant district attorney in Worcester, MA. Dr. Currul-Dykeman combines her knowledge of criminal law with her research interests. Most recently, she has studied how attitudes held by attorneys and judges affect the outcomes of domestic violence cases. The recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, Dr. Currul-Dykeman teaches Criminology, Substantive Criminal Law, Procedural Criminal Law, Mechanics of the Courtroom, and Victims in the Courtroom.
8:00-8:30 An Intimate Conversation about Rape and Recovery
Jennifer Majesky-Pike is a survivor of date rape. As a freshman in college, she was held captive and raped by a man she had been dating for only a month. She didn't tell anyone what had happened for over a year. Once she was able to find her voice, she began therapy and sharing her story publicly. Today, she is 24 years old, a college graduate, happily married, and advocating to help others who have been victimized. Her full time job is at McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center in Syracuse, NY, where she works as a Child and Family Advocate helping children who have been sexually and physically abused. Jennifer is a member of the RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest National Network) Speakers Bureau. She believes that speaking about the "unspeakable" is essential. She is honored to be able to give victims of rape a voice.
Tish Rothenbach is a childhood sexual abuse and incest survivor. Some of the abuse remained hidden for over 24 years because of repressed memories. Tish advocates for sexual abuse as part of the speakers bureau team with RAINN (Rape Abuse Incest Neglect Network). She is speaking out on sexual abuse and educating the public. Her enthusiasm to see every victim become free from the daily fight that sexual abuse causes, has propelled Tish to assist in organizing community events as well as volunteering her time to counsel those affected by sexual abuse. She hopes for every one affected by sexual abuse and incest to become the survivor they truly are. For more information on Tish Rothenbach you can visit her website at www.butterflyministry.net. Tish is married to her amazing husband of 7 years and has two small boys.
8:30-9:00 Resources for Survivors: Communities of Hope
Shannon Lambert Shannon Lambert, Founder of Pandora’s Project and Pandora’s Aquarium Inc. www.pandys.org
Shannon Lambert As a 15-year-old victim of acquaintance rape, Shannon Lambert felt isolated and scared. After four years of keeping her attack a secret, Shannon finally reached out online to seek help and eventually created a Web site telling her story. Shannon was asked to appear on 20/20 to share her story of healing and, in anticipation of abuse survivors seeing the show and needing support, Shannon started a small message board. This board eventually became Pandora’s Project, an online resource that connects survivors with others facing similar issues across the globe. Pandora's Project has served more than 35,000 survivors and their supporters primarily through a free online support group available 24 hours a day to anyone with an INTERNET connection. Pandora's Project also operates a free lending library, distributes articles written by survivors for survivors, and hosts healing retreats. Services are open to anyone, male or female, who has been the victim of sexual assault or abuse. Shannon Lambert is an attorney living in Minneapolis with her husband and son.
Dr. Adrienne Trier-Bieniek Dr. Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Valencia College in Orlando Florida. She earned her Ph.D. in sociology from Western Michigan University and an M.S. in sociology and graduate certificate in women’s studies from Virginia Tech. Prior to graduate school she worked as the volunteer coordinator for the Grand Valley State University Women’s Center where she participated in activism to raise awareness of violence against women and girls as well as did volunteer work for local women’s organizations. She is also former college campus rape peer counselor.
We will be including a fundraising effort to help Pandora’s Project (which is a resource for victims of sexual assault regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation). If interested, please make a tax free donation by mail to:
Pandora's Aquarium, Inc.
3109 W. 50th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Please include a note with your donation that mentions the radio show Low-Fat Love 101.