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Panel to Discuss Links Between Domestic Violence and Homelessness

The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty reports that domestic violence is a leading cause of homelessness nationwide, while a study conducted in Massachusetts found that 92 percent of homeless women surveyed had been subjected to physical or sexual assault at some point in their lives.

The Center on Applied Feminism and the Students Supporting the Women’s Law Center at the University of Baltimore School of Law will host a panel to discuss these issues at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 9 on the 12th floor of the John and Frances Angelos Law Center (1401 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. 21201).  

The panel features five local and regional experts who are working to end homelessness for those who experience domestic abuse:
Shakeita Boyd, director, Community Housing Program, District Alliance for Safe Housing
Danielle Cover, visiting professor, Family Law Clinic, UB School of Law
Antonia Fasanelli, executive director of the Homeless Persons Representation Project
Asma Hanif, executive director, Muslimat Al-Nisaa Women’s Shelter
Janice Miller, director of client services, House of Ruth Maryland.

The panel will be moderated by Professor Margaret Johnson, co-director of the Center on Applied Feminism.

Please RSVP for this event. Lunch will be provided.

The Center on Applied Feminism works with students to apply the insights of feminist theory to create social change and to reform law. In addition to a yearly conference and regular colloquia on emerging legal areas that intersect with feminist theory, the center helps students plan for careers in feminist advocacy. Learn more.

The UB chapter of Students Supporting the Women’s Law Center (SSWLC) provides a forum for education, advocacy and scholarship aimed at advancing the interests of women through the legal system.