Courageous women across the United States spoke out in the 1970's using the mantra, "We will not be beaten." This grassroots organizing effort was the impetus for the passage of laws aimed at protecting victims of domestic violence and criminalizing various forms of abuse by spouses and domestic partners. By 1990, 48 states had enacted such laws. In 1994, federal legislation aptly titled the Violence Against Women's Act expanded federal rights and protections for survivors. Come learn about the 45 year history of the domestic violence movement in the United States from federal prosecutor, Ye-Ting Woo. her backgrounds encompass on prosecuting domestic violence crimes in the U.S., and educating the public about the dynamics of intimate partner violence.
This event will be conducted in English with no interpretation.
Please bring your photo ID to enter the Shanghai American Center. Seating will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis until the room is full. Please be sure to show up by 6:30pm to ensure you get a seat.