A Snapshot in Time: Indigenous Leadership in the Creation of VAWA

This webinar is an opportunity to remember how the power of relationships led to creating the Violence Against Women Act and ensured the voices of Indigenous women who were battered were heard and reflected in the legislation. This conversation is with two nationally known indigenous advocates who pro-actively participated in the conceptualization and writing of Violence Against Women Act of 1994. This years-long process was not smooth. There were intense, passionate conversations among many women, allies and organizations. During times of struggle, rather than “take their dollies and go home,” they relied upon their commitment and relationships with each other as sisters, as relatives. Join us to hear an undocumented history and stories that shed light on the development of the work to end violence against Indigenous women.