Changing the Game On Violence against Women and Girls
Special Guest: Josina Machel (Mandela)
Date:Oct 3, 9:30a.m.-2:00p.m.
Venue: Reilly Room, Butler University, 704 W Hampton Dr., Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
The Desmond Tutu Center and Saving Orphans Through Healthcare and Outreach are excited to host Josina Machel (Mandela) at Butler University on October 3, 2016. Stepdaughter of the late South African President, Nelson Mandela, Josina Machel is also a victim of a violent assault that took place in South Africa. South Africa has the highest number of sexual assaults per capita than any other country in the world, with 1 in every 3 women being a victim of a sexual assault. Despite local leaders attempting to keep her silent, Josina Machel has been a vocal advocate in the fight to end violence against women and girls in her home country.
Similarly to South Africa, Indiana has the second highest rate of sexual violence in the country, with 1 in every 5 women becoming a victim of rape. However, despite these staggering figures, only 15% of all sexual assault cases are reported to authorities. The Game Changers Forum, which will feature Josina Machel Mandel, Gail Masondo and other social and civic leaders from the Indianapolis area, will be tackling the difficult issue of the consequences and impact that sexual assault, domestic abuse, human trafficking, and gender-based violence has on our communities. This forum provides a unique opportunity to raise awareness of a common problem and to dialogue together as we contribute to solutions.
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General Admission: $40.00 | Student: $10.00 | CEUs: $120.00 (3.5 CEUs to Psychologists, Social workers and Professional Counselors)
Price includes a plated lunch meal and three sessions. Proceeds will go toward SASY! a HIV/AIDS and abuse prevention program using music as a medium to save lives.
- 9:30-11:00 Session 1, An Empowering Message of Courage with Josina Machel (Mandela) and Gail Masando
- 11:00-12:00 Lunch & Table Conversations
- 12:00-1:20 Session 2, Community Panel Discussion
- 1:25-2:00 Session 3, Presentation by Julian Center, Coburn Place and Kuhluka
Josina Machel (Mandela). Josina is the late South African President, Nelson Mandela’s stepdaughter and a victim of domestic violence. She is an avid social activist and passionate advocate for victims of gender-based abuse and domestic violence. She established the Kuhlaka Movement in South Africa to empower women survivors of domestic violence.
Gail Masondo. Gail is a supportive mentor and counselor to women and girls who have been victims of gender-based abuse and trafficking. She is a sought after speaker on several continents and she emphasizes the importance of forgiveness in the process of healing self and society.
+ local thought-leaders
Christina Hale is an Indiana State Representative for the 87th District. A lifelong hoosier, Christina has grown up, raised her family and worked her entire life in Indiana. As a former executive at Kiwanis International, Christina worked to strengthen and support communities across the globe. Her work taught Christina something very important: communities thrive when they have active, engaged citizens collaborating for the greater good.
Dr. Rev. David Hampton has worked as a tireless community advocate and leader in his role as senior pastor at Light of the World Church. As Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement, Hampton will spearhead an effort to improve community outreach and communication, helping to connect neighborhoods with key services and city initiatives. Hampton will continue to perform church services in addition to his full public work schedule.
Sareen Lambright Dale is the Assistant Director of Sexual Assault Education and Prevention, Office of Health and Wellness Promotion at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Sareen has been working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking for over twelve years. She also serves on the IU Statewide Sexual Assault Primary Prevention Education Project funded by the Indiana Department of Health and the CDC. Sareen earned a bachelor’s in psychology from Goshen College and a master’s in healthcare management from Indiana Wesleyan University.
Kirat Sandhu is a second-generation Punjabi-American and recent graduate of the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI, where she earned degrees in Philanthropic Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, respectively. She is currently working at the Indiana Coalition to End Sexual Assault, and hopes to start law school in Fall 2017. Kirat blends her academic interests with her professional experiences, and is known for focusing on issues of gender equality and advocacy, specifically as they play out on a global scale. She is interested in law, human development, and the nonprofit sector as a whole, specifically as they each serve as powerful fields for the advancement of women. Kirat is a recipient of this year’s Outstanding Young Adult Indiana Philanthropy Award and has had the honor to share the stage with Lady Gaga at this year’s Oscars.
Darlene Bradley is a Special Agent assigned to the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, Indianapolis, IN office. She is currently an active participant of (IPATH) Task Force, Indiana Protection Against Trafficked and Abused Humans. In May 2015 Ms. Bradley had the unique opportunity to travel to Vietnam and lecture for the State Department on Trafficking in Persons Strategies for the Vietnamese government.
Jennifer Thuma currently serves as Director of Victim Service Programs and Deputy Attorney General in the Victim Services Division for Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller. Jennifer previously served as Education Director for AG Zoeller, and also as Legislative Director for Attorney General Steve Carter from 2001-2004, followed by service as Legislative Director for Governor Mitch Daniels. Throughout her years in Indiana state government, she has worked frequently on policy issues involving domestic violence, sexual assault, crimes against children, human trafficking and numerous other victim related subjects.
+ Closing Presentation by the Julian Center and Coburn Place
The Game Changers Forum brings together a stellar group of scholars, civic leaders and celebrities to explore the economic, social and medical impact of bullying, gender-based abuse, domestic violence and human trafficking on communities, families and children. It provides a unique opportunity to raise awareness of a common problem and to dialogue together as we contribute to solutions.