October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we're excited to partner with the Alipato Project to host a teach-in on the unique employment needs of domestic violence survivors. California has adopted several domestic violence laws to protect survivors and some of those laws may affect your small business, nonprofit organization, or social enterprise. Learn about them at our teach-in!
About the Presenters:
The Alipato Project is a nonprofit teaching organization dedicated to raising awareness about domestic violence laws.
Janani Ramachandran is an advocate, artist, and activist with a lifelong passion to end inter-partner violence. After graduating from Stanford University in 2014, Janani began her career as a home-visiting case worker for low-income immigrant mothers who were survivors of domestic violence, at Mary’s Center, a large community health clinic in Washington DC. She later had the opportunity to create and manage the clinic’s inaugural Domestic Violence Advocacy Program, where she conducted trainings for staff and partner agencies, supervised crisis workers, and launched public outreach campaigns to spread awareness about domestic violence. Janani is the founder of the Berkeley Resistance Against Inter-Partner Violence (BRAIV), which aims to support survivors of domestic violence throughout the Bay Area at their trials through innovative “courtroom-packing” initiatives. Janani has also pursued her advocacy through the performing arts, and has devised original theater productions and music with the goal of catalyzing community action on various social justice issues.
Tia Katrina Taruc-Myers, Esq. is the Director of Legal Education at the Law Center. Before joining the Law Center in May of 2018, she worked at the Alipato Project, an organization she founded in 2012. Now she serves as a Board Member of the Alipato Project and occasionally volunteers to host workshops like this one to help raise awareness about domestic violence laws. During her free time, Tia also volunteers with the Community Democracy Project, an all-volunteer campaign working to turn the power structure right-side up by putting the people in charge of the Oakland city budget. She lives in Oakland, drinks Alchemy Collective Coffee Roasters' Logos Blend, enjoys cheap scotch with extra rocks, is a member of three books clubs, and reads radical picture books to pre-school students in West Oakland.
This teach-in is a part of the Law Center's Resilient Communities Legal Cafe. The Sustainable Economies Law Center provides direct legal support to individuals and groups who are working to create new solutions for resilient local economies. The Resilient Communities Legal Cafe is a first-come, first-serve, donation-based legal advice clinic, providing a collaborative space for community building and connecting.
Everyone is welcome to attend this cafe. Interested in legal advice only? Please RSVP here.
We have 15 free tickets remaining! Please e-mail [email protected] to reserve one.
Are you a lawyer in need of participatory MCLE credit for attending this workshop? Please donate $25 when you RSVP!
1428 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612
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