By Stephanie Nilva, Sharon Stapel, and Mieko Yoshihama
In this video from the 2011 Dart Center workshop "Out of the Shadows: Reporting on Intimate Partner Violence," three experts talk about intimate partner violence in uniquely vulnerable teen, immigrant, refugee and LGBT communities.
Stephanie Nilva, executive director of Day One discusses intimate partner violence among teenagers; Sharon Stapel, executive director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project discusses IPV in LGBT relationships; and Mieko Yoshihama, Professor at the University of Michigan School of Social Work, discusses IPV in immigrant and refugee communities. Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, moderates.
Stephanie Nilva is the founding director of Day One, an organization that partners with New York City youth to end dating abuse and domestic violence through community education, supportive services, legal advocacy and leadership development. Prior to establishing Day One in October 2005, Stephanie was the Director of Break the Cycle New York, which she launched as the local office of a national organization in 2003.
Sharon Stapel is the executive director of the New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP). AVP is the country’s largest organization dedicated to eliminating hate violence, sexual violence, and domestic/intimate partner violence affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and HIV-affected communities.
Dr. Yoshihama's research interests are violence against women, immigrants, mental health, and community organizing. Her research efforts reflect her ongoing advocacy work in Asian Pacific Islander communities in the United States and in Japan over the past two decades.