May Luncheon with Professor Jane Stoever

Emerging issues in domestic violence research: Worrying trends across the United States and what's being done to protect and advocate for survivors

It's 2024, and domestic violence is still:

  • the leading cause of houselessness among women and children,
  • the leading cause of injury to women in America aged 15 to 44 - more than car accidents, muggings and stranger rape combined,
  • closely linked with reproductive coercion, even in states like California.

Professor Jane Stoever, the speaker at our May luncheon, is one of the premier experts in the field. Jane will bring us up to speed on the factors behind these infuriating statistics, emerging issues in research on the topic, and the initiatives she and others are leading to combat domestic violence and advocate for survivors locally and nationally.

Jane teaches family law and legal ethics, and directs the UCI Law Domestic Violence Clinic, which represents abuse survivors in civil, criminal, immigration, and policy interventions in abuse. She also directs the interdisciplinary UCI Initiative to End Family Violence, and co-chairs the Orange County Domestic Violence Death Review Team.

She has advised the Obama and Biden administrations on domestic violence policy, and has received numerous awards for her service and advocacy.

This is going to be a very informative luncheon for many of us who may not understand just how pervasive domestic violence is or how closely connected it is to other ills affecting women and children including poverty, job loss and being unhoused.

We are very fortunate that Jane is taking time out of her busy schedule to speak to WIL, and hope you will join us.

May 23, 2024 at 11:30am - 1:30pm
Santa Ana Country Club
20382 Newport Blvd
Santa Ana, CA 92707
United States
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Choose your meal below:

$65.00 Vegetarian Entrée
Orzo pasta, arugula, English peas, basil, mint, wild mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, tear drop peppers, basil vinaigrette, Parmesan cheese
$65.00 Chicken Entrée
Chicken Spring Pea Salad: Spring greens, English peas, Easter egg radishes, slivered almonds, mint, orzo pasta, Persian cucumbers, roasted 1/2 chicken, lemon vinaigrette