Join ACC and Tacoma Community College for "Stop Telling Me I'm Pretty for a Girl in a Wheelchair: How your Words Contribute to Domestic Violence Against Women with Disabilities" with Stephanie Woodward, Executive Director of Disability EmpowHER Network on November 30 from 2:00 - 3:30pm (MST) via Zoom.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
About the Event
Women with disabilities have a 40% greater chance of experiencing intimate partner violence than women without disabilities. Disabled people are three times as likely to be sexually assaulted in their lifetime than non-disabled people, and 50% of women who have been assaulted were assaulted more than ten times. Additionally, research shows that women with disabilities experience more frequent and more severe acts of violence. In her discussion, Disability Rights attorney and activist Stephanie Woodward explains how disabled women encounter many barriers to seeking support, including societal attitudes about disability contributing to the domestic violence and sexual assault that disabled women experience and how we, as a society, can and must change.
An attorney, activist, and organizer, Stephanie is passionate about Disability Rights and empowering people with disabilities. Stephanie has litigated, worked for two U.S. Senators, and led a disaster response ground team in Puerto Rico to assist disabled people in distress after Hurricane Maria. As a proud disabled woman, Stephanie credits her success to mentoring she received from members of the Disability Community starting in her early twenties and is committed to helping even more girls and young women with disabilities through mentoring.
For more information or disability accommodations, contact Brian Grewe at brian [dot] grewe [at] arapahoe [dot] edu.