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August 17, 2023

ABA to host third Write and Tell Live book conversation event on Aug. 21

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2023 —The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence will host its third Write and Tell Live, a livestream conversation with authors.

Judith Herman, the author of “Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice,” will have a conversation about her new book with Marium Durrani, vice president of policy at the National Domestic Violence Hotline and commission liaison. Herman’s work for more than 50 years as a psychiatrist has focused on helping survivors of gender-based violence.

Write and Tell Live with Judith Herman, author of “Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice” Sponsored by the ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence

Monday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. EDT

Livestreamed on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter

In her new book, Herman seeks to answer the vital questions:

  • How do we fix the system for survivors of sexual trauma?
  • How do we repair the world for the survivors themselves?

“Dr. Judith Herman is a trailblazer in the field of trauma and recovery, and a leader in discussing the trauma caused by gender-based violence,” said Maricarmen Garza, chair of the commission. “This conversation will raise up the stories of survivors who have engaged with legal systems to better understand how justice is personal and individual, and what this means for responding to gender-based violence.”

Garza said the commission's Write & Tell Live series is about the power of storytelling for attorneys and the clients that they represent.

To register as media for the event, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at [email protected]. The public can register on the commission’s Facebook or LinkedIn sites, or receive a reminder about the program on YouTube.

Co-sponsors for the event are the Section of Family Law, Commission on Women in the Profession, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, Criminal Justice Section, Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense, Center for Pro Bono and the Young Lawyers Division.  

The ABA Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence works to increase access to justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking by mobilizing the legal profession.

The ABA is the largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.