The Roosevelt House Human Rights Program
and the Remember the Women Institute, along with
the Consulate General of Israel in New York
and the Pace Women’s Justice Center

invite you to attend

a new public symposium presented in-person and on Zoom

Intimate Partner Violence:
Art, Education, and Advocacy

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featuring experts, artists, authors, attorneys, and activists dedicated to combatting intimate partner violence, as well as testimony by victims.

Greetings and Introduction

Jessica Neuwirth, Rita E. Hauser Director, Human Rights Program at Roosevelt House, Hunter College

Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Founding Director, Remember the Women Institute

Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair, House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

Hon. Adva Vilchinski, Consul for Public Policy, Consulate General of Israel in New York


Artistic Responses to Intimate Partner Violence

  • Display of clothing of victims Jana Lynne Mackey and Simeonette (Sissy) Mapes from December 2021 She’s Gone exhibition in Washington, D.C.
  • Virtual tour of Keren Goldstein and Adi Levy’s She’s Gone exhibition featuring clothing of Israeli intimate partner violence murder victims
  • Video presentation by activist artist Cat Del Buono, curator and organizer of WE RISE, an art installation organized by Art Connects New York for New Day, an emergency shelter for intimate partner violence survivors that was run by NYC’s HRA


Panel 1: The Voices of Activists Who Know

Dr. Shoshannah Frydman (Moderator), Executive Director of Shalom Task Force

Alayne Katz, Chair of the Board of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, sister of victim Gail Katz Bierenbaum

Theresa Mapes, founder of Sissy’s Angels, mother of victim Simeonette (Sissy) Mapes

Marjorie Puyol, survivor of intimate partner violence and doctoral candidate

Aryn Quinn, founder of WeCare and author of forthcoming Dying for Love

Lily Sanders, author of Truth to Triumph, domestic violence survivor and expert


Theatrical Response to Intimate Partner Violence

  • Presentation of All Databases are Incomplete, a play by Cynthia L. Cooper, performed by professional actor Lisa Pelikan


Panel 2: Combatting Intimate Partner Violence

Rosemonde Pierre-Louis (Moderator), Chief Operating Officer, NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

Judge Judy Harris Kluger, Executive Director, Sanctuary for Families

Nechama Bakst, Senior Director of Family Violence Services, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty

Dr. Alana Morgan Ramjit, Computing Innovation Fellow, Clinic to End Tech Abuse (CETA), Cornell Tech

Bea Hanson, Senior Advisor to Commissioner Cecile Noel, New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence


Concluding Remarks

Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Founding Director, Remember the Women Institute


A proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all who attend, and masks must be worn at all times in Roosevelt House.

Please click here to upload your vaccination proof.

Intimate Partner Violence: Art, Education, and Advocacy | Posted on February 16th, 2022 | Human Rights Program Events