The American University of Rome is pleased to host the American Women’s Association of Rome (AWAR) February Fact Forum Guest Lecture on the sensitive and timely topic of Overseas Domestic Violence. The lecture will be presented in collaboration with FAWCO, Community Services and Fact Forum/Activities Chairs of AWAR.
- Date: Feb. 21st, 2012
- Time: 6:00 pm
- Location: Auriana Auditorium
The speaker will be Brooke Galloway, Development and Policy Director of the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center, founded in September 1999, as an on-line resource by Paula Lucas, who fled to the United States and lived in a shelter with her three sons after escaping 14 years of domestic violence and child abuse.
In April 2000, a domestic violence crisis toll free international telephone line, 866USWOMEN, was created to help an underserved population of Americans suffering with domestic violence overseas. Brooke recently returned from Cyprus where she spent five months researching the conflict and interning at a civil society for non-profit.
She is also a project coordinator with the African Diaspora Dialogue Project. Her experience and education with conflict resolution stems from her background working with survivors of domestic violence. Experiencing the courage of domestic violence survivors has made a lasting impression on her and she is highly motivated to focus on advocating nonviolence.