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Freedom is not Free: Reframing Domestic Violence as a Liberty Crime

Charlotte
Klasson
Group Organizer
New Orleans, LA
Freedom is not Free: Reframing Domestic Violence as a Liberty Crime

Thursday, March 18
6:30-8:30pm

Tulane University
Lavin-Bernick Center, Room 212
Qatar Ballroom


Despite its great achievements, the domestic violence revolution is
stalled—a provocative conclusion Dr. Stark documents by showing that
interventions have failed to improve women’s long-term safety in
relationships.


Winner of a 2007 Association of American Publishers Award for
Excellence, Co-Director of the Yale Trauma Studies, and author of two
groundbreaking books and over 70 articles on domestic violence, Dr.
Stark is one of the nation’s most influential scholars in the field
of domestic violence


In millions of abusive relationships, men use a largely unidentified
form of subjugation that more closely re­sembles kidnapping or
indentured servitude than as­sault. Dr. Stark calls this pattern
coercive control. Draw­ing on sources that range from FBI statistics
and film to dozens of actual cases from his thirty years of experi­
ence as an award-winning researcher, advocate, and forensic expert,
Stark shows in terrifying detail how men can use coercive control to
extend their domi­nance over time and through social space in ways
that subvert women’s autonomy, isolate them, and infiltrate the most
intimate corners of their lives.


Elevating coercive control from a second class misde­meanor to a human
rights violation, Stark explains why law, policy and advocacy must
shift its focus to empha­size how coercive control jeopardizes women’s
free­dom in everyday life.


Dr. Stark’s lecture will be followed by a book signing and a
reception. Paperback copies of Dr. Stark’s most recent book, Coercive
Control, will be available for purchase.


Dr. Stark is a Professor at the Rutgers University, Director of Public
Health at Rutgers, and Chairs the Department of Urban Health
Administration at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New
Jersey School of Public Health. A founder of one of the nation’s first
shelters for battered women, he has an international reputation as a
researcher, trainer, advocate and forensic social worker. In the
1970’s and 80’s, Dr. Stark and Dr. Anne Flitcraft did a series of
pioneering studies (the Yale Trauma Studies) that put woman abuse on
the national health agenda, demonstrating its significance as a source
of female injury and its link to a range of other problems, including
child abuse. Through the Domestic Violence Training Project, the
husband-wife team played critical roles in jump-starting domestic
violence initiatives by the Centers for Disease Control, the office of
the US Surgeon General, the Department of Health and Human Services,
the AMA and other organizations of health, justice and legal
professionals. Dr. Stark has testified on behalf of victimized women
and their children in more than l00 criminal and civil cases.


Dr. Stark is a Professor at the Rutgers University, Director of Public
Health at Rutgers, and Chairs the Department of Urban Health
Administration at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New
Jersey School of Public Health. A founder of one of the nation’s first
shelters for battered women, he has an international reputation as a
researcher, trainer, advocate and forensic social worker. In the
1970’s and 80’s, Dr. Stark and Dr. Anne Flitcraft did a series of
pioneering studies (the Yale Trauma Studies) that put woman abuse on
the national health agenda, demonstrating its significance as a source
of female injury and its link to a range of other problems, including
child abuse. Through the Domestic Violence Training Project, the
husband-wife team played critical roles in jump-starting domestic
violence initiatives by the Centers for Disease Control, the office of
the US Surgeon General, the Department of Health and Human Services,
the AMA and other organizations of health, justice and legal
professionals. Dr. Stark has testified on behalf of victimized women
and their children in more than l00 criminal and civil cases.


Parking
Free parking for this event is available at the Tulane Park­ing
Garage. Free parking begins at 5:30 p.m. The parking garage, Diboll
Parking Garage, is number 103 on the campus map:
http://tulane.edu/abo...­


Contact person:
Kati Bambrick
862-8817
kbambric@tulane.edu



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