Monday, January 4, 2010

Jan 8: NY State Deomonstration/Protest canceled due to pending weather forecast. Press Conference still planned. Join us!

Make a difference.
Deomonstration/Protest canceled due to pending weather forecast. Press Conference still planned. Join us!
Due to pending weather forecast, we will not be holding the protest/demonstraton on January 8th.   

But please come to the press conference
Informaton below.

Are you going to arrive early for the Battered Mother's Custody Conference?
Dates of conference are January 8-10, 2010 in Albany, NY,
Location: Holiday Inn, Wolf Road, Colonie, NY

If so,

The National Organization for Women-NYS, 
The Center For Judicial Excellence and
Stop Family Violence

Invite you to
Press conference

When:  Friday January 8th, 12:00 (noon)

Where: Legislative Office Building, State Street, Room 130, Albany, NY
Anyone needing transportation, please meet in the Holiday Inn Hotel Lobby
(Wolf Road, Albany, NY, only a short mile from the Albany Airport)
at 10:45  am and we'll  carpool to the Legislative Office Building, State Street,, Albany, NY
Room 130 (Press Room)

Why:  Judge's order children to live with abusers and punish, silence, or jail the protective parent who tries to keep the children from harm.  Experts will share information and exchange ideas about raising awareness to end this hidden atrocity.  Advocates know that a variety of factors contribute to the problem -- everything from gender bias to over-crowded courts, to poorly trained personnel to outright corruption.

This crisis has resulted in thousands of children being sent to live with abusers while safe, protective parents, primarily mothers, are denied any meaningful relationship with their children. The court system has failed to respond appropriately to domestic violence and child abuse cases involving custody. There are common errors made by the courts and the professionals they rely upon which contribute to these tragedies. These same mistakes have negatively impacted battered women and children. 

The theme of this year's conference will be "Now that we know....what are we doing about it?"  An action plan will be discussed.   Workshop presenters will address ways that individuals can make a difference as well as collectively organizing to make social change. Activists will go home with skills and determination to change the face of family courts by learning ways to expose the problem and make demands on public officials to implement changes that will positively impact women and their children.

 Posters, signs, pictures of you and your children or
other things the press would be interested in.
 RSVP  or   


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