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Sesquicentennial Lecture Series - Marilyn Smith

Marilyn Smith

Elstad - Gallaudet

October 17, 2013
12:20 PM - 1:50 PM

In response to the murder of a deaf woman by her abusive husband the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services (ADWAS) started what is now considered the beginning of the anti-domestic and anti-sexual violence movement in deaf America. This was in the spring of 1985. Using models from mainstream domestic and sexual violence victim services ADWAS spent the next twelve years modifying these models by incorporating deaf cultural norms and by creating a deaf-friendly environment to serve deaf and deaf-blind victims and survivors.

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