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Beverly Gooden, Victims’ Rights Advocate & Creator of the Viral Hashtag, #WhyIStayed – Public Lecture and Reception

Introductory remarks given by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, UCI School of Law

“There are so many layers to domestic violence and not just financial, although those are valid. But we are talking about human hearts. It’s not easy to leave someone you love.” – Beverly Gooden

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Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering, 100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617
Parking is free of charge in the Beckman Center parking lot (directions)

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Ms. Gooden is a victims’ rights advocate who created the viral hashtag #WhyIStayed following public response to Janay Palmer and Ray Rice. She holds degrees in Communications and Social Justice and now speaks to audiences across the country about domestic violence sensitivity, social justice, and the power of storytelling. Ms. Gooden’s story has been profiled on Good Morning America, CNN, TIME, The Washington Post, Mic, HLN, Inside Edition, and more. 

On April 6, 2017, Beverly Gooden spoke at our Politicization of Safety Conference. Ms. Gooden is a victims’ rights advocate who created the viral hashtag #WhyIStayed following public response to Janay Palmer and Ray Rice. She holds degrees in Communications and Social Justice and now speaks to audiences across the country about domestic violence sensitivity, social justice, and the power of storytelling. Ms. Gooden’s story has been profiled on Good Morning America, CNN, TIME, The Washington Post, Mic, HLN, Inside Edition, and more.

This event is part of the Initiative to End Family Violence’s annual conference, The Politicization of Safety.