Private Violence: How do we begin to build a future without domestic violence using the law?

October 08, 2015 • 5:30 PM • Law School 4047

Private Violence is a short documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home. Every day in the US, at least four women are murdered by abusive (and often, ex) partners. The knee-jerk response is to ask: "why doesn't she just leave?" Private Violence shatters the brutality of this logic. Through the eyes of two survivors we bear witness to the complicated and complex realities of intimate partner violence. Join Kit Gruelle - the advocate featured in Private Violence, Fran Bumgarner - a family survivor of domestic violence, Howard Kallem - Director of the Office for Institutional Equity and Title IX Coordinator, and a Durham DA. Dinner will be provided. Sponsored by the Coalition Against Gendered Violence, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and Women's Center. For more information please contact Shannon Welch at