Webinar Archive: Ending Mass Incarceration (EMI) Series
Webinar Date: May 2, 2017
The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence has been on a transformational journey — from an inward-facing individual and organizational transformation to an outward-facing journey. Idaho Coalition staff members Kelly Miller and Jennifer Martinez describe what inspired the transformation and what the internal individual and organizational changes look like. They also discuss the external changes and how these changes will impact their future work. Kelly and Jennifer talk about their organization’s process as they shifted their work to focus on historically marginalized communities, and share the successes as well as challenges they have experienced during this journey. They discuss their theory of change that serves as a foundation for the organization, and share key organizational documents they have utilized during their transformation. Kelly and Jennifer invite you to “join this messy conversation on what ending gender violence fueled by multiple, systemic oppressions can look like!”
About the Presenters
Kelly Miller envisions compassionate communities with social equity and liberation for all human beings, where gender violence against women and girls and people who are gender oppressed is no longer a common occurrence, to the last girl. As an attorney who has been working to end gender violence for more than 30 years, Kelly is currently the Executive Director of the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence and an alumni cohort member of Move to End Violence, a 10-year nationally recognized initiative of the NoVo Foundation designed to strengthen the collective capacity to end violence against girls and women. She is a national presenter on movement building to end gender violence, youth engagement, accessibility, and intersectionality. Before joining the Idaho Coalition, Kelly was an attorney with Legal Aid Society, an assistant prosecutor in a felony domestic violence/sexual assault unit in Louisville, Kentucky, and Deputy Director with Idaho Legal Aid Services. In 1992, Kelly argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Tennessee College of Law School.
Jennifer Martinez began working for the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence in November 2016. At the Coalition, Jennifer oversees an initiative to increase services for adolescents from historically marginalized communities in rural communities who are abused or sexually assaulted. She is also part of a cross-movement collaborative in Idaho — a Community of Purpose — designed to build relationships and leverage power for an emergent world. A first-generation Idahoan, Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University in 2009 where she majored in Political Science and minored in Latin American Studies. Following graduation, Jennifer worked for U.S. Senator Patty Murray as the Eastern Washington Representative based out of Spokane. In 2012, Jennifer returned home to Idaho to work in the political arena where she held various roles. In 2015, she served as the Organizing Director for the Idaho Community Action Network.
Anyone interested in learning more about why the incarceration rates in the United States are among the highest in the world and about the devastating consequences of this “hyper-incarceration” will benefit from this webinar. This may include community- and system-based advocates, criminal justice professionals, and other practitioners.
This project is supported by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-KO53 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the
Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.