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Esta Soler

Envisioning a Future Without Violence
November 21st, 2014

Envisioning a Future Without Violence

Featured speakers

Marian Ryan, Middlesex District Attorney

Esta Soler, founder, Futures Without Violence

Diane B. Patrick, First Lady of the Commonwealth

Dan Lebowitz, Executive Director, The Center of Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University  


Domestic violence continues to be a public health crisis that requires a community-based, collaborative response from all stakeholders. Nationally recognized as a pioneer of the domestic violence prevention movement, Esta Soler, founder of Futures Without Violence, will share her 30 years of experience fighting for victims of violence.


Soler was one of a handful of domestic violence prevention experts who counseled the National Football League (NFL) this summer to help draft the league's new domestic violence policy that was released in August. She will discuss her efforts to engage the NFL in a cultural shift on domestic violence as well as prevention programs aimed at engaging men and boys. Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University will share his expertise in the larger role of sports in society, drawing from his work forming a partnership with the NFL around sexual harassment prevention to efforts to effect social change through sports.


First Lady Diane Patrick will discuss the complex dynamics of domestic violence and explore the steps that need to be taken to reduce violence in our communities.


Friday, November 21, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The Warren Conference Center, Ashland

Registration and buffet breakfast begins at 8 a.m.

Free for members, $50 for non-members


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