The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) announced today that Jamira Burley will be the keynote speaker for Voices in Action, NCADV’s 18th national domestic violence conference this September. In addition to keynoting the conference, Ms. Burley will also participate in a plenary panel on domestic violence and radical grassroots organizing and the impacts of such organizing.
“I’m honored to join committed leaders, advocates and survivors from across the country at the 2019 NCADV conference who are working to ensure that no one has to live in fear,” says Ms. Burley. “I hope that my message offers insight into how we can better work across communities and create solutions that don’t leave anyone out.” Ms. Burley will speak to over 700 attendees in Washington, D.C. on September 17th about her experiences as an activist working at the intersection of policy, youth engagement and social good. “We, NCADV and our conference attendees, are thrilled to have Ms. Burley’s voice at the conference. Her message about the need to continue to act on domestic violence and the intersection of gun violence as well as inspiring words about how our actions can create safer communities and safety for individuals This conference will be motivating!” said Ruth M. Glenn, NCADV’s President/CEO.
Voices in Action marks the 18th national domestic violence conference NCADV has hosted over the past 40 years. NCADV conferences are known for their cutting-edge content and survivor-centric focus. The 2019 conference will focus on how advocates can provide support to survivors and inspire all to continue to take action on all barriers that allow domestic violence to continue in our nation.
About The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) envisions a national culture in which we are all safe, empowered and free from domestic violence. Its mission is to lead, mobilize and raise voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism. NCADV is dedicated to supporting survivors and holding offenders accountable and supporting advocates. For more information about NCADV’s annual national domestic violence conference, visit www.ncadv.org/conference. For more information about NCADV, visit www.ncadv.org.
About Jamira Burley
Recognized by the White House as a Gun Violence Prevention Champion of Change and a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, Jamira has over a decade of experience; employing her personal experiences as the driving force to improve the lives of others. Jamira leads with marked expertise in gun violence, youth engagement, education reform, global citizenship, human rights, and corporate social responsibility. In 2018, she was the first United States citizen awarded the Global Leadership Award for Vital Voices and selected as an MIT Media Lab Fellow. Currently, Jamira is the Head of Youth Engagement and Skills for the Global Business Coalition for Education and co-founder of ProjectZ, helping to ensure a collaborative relationship between youth, bilateral agencies, governments, and business leaders; to enable innovative ways to educate, engage and activate young people around the world. Prior to the Global Business Coalition for Education, Jamira managed the US justice (Gun Violence and Criminal Justice Reform) portfolios at Amnesty International USA. Jamira’s work sits at the intersection of policy, youth and social good. Jamira provides unique insight that will help actualize the change we all so desperately need. Lastly, Jamira consults with a number of public/private entities on how to authentically engage impacted communities and hosts a show on SiriusXM, titled HSTRYRemastered where she and leading youth/young adult experts reexamine this country’s history and the reemerging of past conflicts (current events), to generate a fresh perspective and create REAL change through solution-driven dialogue." For more information about Jamira Burley, follow her on Twitter and Instagram (@JamiraBurley), or visit www.jamiraburley.com.