Inaugural Economic Justice Summit
Dollars, Sense, and Safety
NNEDV hosted its inaugural Economic Justice Summit from March 7-9, 2017, in Detroit, Michigan. As part of our ongoing work to highlight and address the intersection of domestic violence and economic security, this national three-day Summit brought together advocates, state domestic violence coalitions, and national experts to discuss and share strategies to improve economic security for survivors of domestic violence.
The Summit provided a space to share concrete and innovative tools; to identify emerging issues, challenges, and national and local policy solutions; and to explore and strengthen partnerships. Learn more about speakers and view the event program.
The Summit included three tracks:
- Practice: Practical examples and promising programs ‘doing the work’; topics included: Coerced Debt, Survivor Emergency and Resilience Funds, Victim-Defined Advocacy, and an Overview of The Moving Ahead Curriculum.
- Policy: Legal and regulatory strategies to create change and improve services to all survivors such as: Litigation, Reparations & Entrepreneurship, Financial Abuse & Taxes, EITC/VITA, and Immigrant Access.
- Partnerships: Programs built with local community collaborations, including: Community Colleges, Recovery Loan Programs, Community Services, and Criminal Justice.
Highlights from the Summit
Poverty increases the risk of violence: it creates something additional for the perpetrator to exploit. #internationalwomensday #EJSummit17
— Shannon Nobles (@noblessh) March 8, 2017
“Back in the day you’d say, ‘what’s your sign?’ Now you say, ‘what’s your credit score?’ It’s so important!” –@gailperrymason #EJSummit17 pic.twitter.com/Vy0CTK8obw
— NNEDV (@nnedv) March 9, 2017