Sexual Assault and Stalking Conference

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Sixth International Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Conference (Hosted by the Family Justice Center) at the Holiday Inn on the Bay in beautiful San Diego, CA! Visit for information.

When people are engaged in something they are not proud of, they do not welcome witnesses. In fact, they come to believe the witness causes the trouble. --John Steinbeck

Anne O’Dell
Detective Sergeant (Retired)
San Diego Police Department
STOPDV, President (Retired)

“Battered Women, Abused Children, and Child Custody:
A National Crisis III: Unity—and Action!”
The Third National Battered Mothers Custody Conference
January 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2006
Sarazen Student Center, Siena College
515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 (near Albany).
Visit for registration, brochure, schedule, topics, fees, fee waiver, hotel, and other details.

This paper, written by myself and feminist community activist and educator
Mandy Bonisteel can be downloaded from the Canadian Council on Social
Development website of the 12th Canadian Social Welfare Policy Conference,
Forging Social Futures -

I am working to give this paper the broadest possible readership by
feminists in Canada and beyond. I believe that a widespread response to
the issues we have taken up in this paper is urgently needed. This is a
piece of independent feminist research. Mandy Bonisteel and I are inviting
women to circulate it to those in your networks (including grassroots and
frontline workers, ED’s, program planners, researchers, funders,
educators, community developers, academics, social policy analysts,
curriculum developers, etc), because we believe the paper will be helpful
to feminists, community workers, and others in community-based
organizations and institutions, who are currently struggling to respond to
the pressures that are undermining feminist analysis and feminist
practice. We also welcome your response to the paper.

Linda Green, OISE/UT

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