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ICADV and IowaCASA to host anti-violence conference this fall

DES MOINES, Iowa – August 8, 2017 – This September, the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV), the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) and will host the 2017 statewide conference, Moving Together: Cultivating Dialogue for Social Change.

The conference will be held September 27-28, 2017, at the Holiday Inn Airport/Conference Center in Des Moines. Registration is now open at and

The conference is an opportunity to introduce the work ICADV and IowaCASA have been a part of at the national level with the Move to End Violence (MEV) Center. MEV supports leaders from across the country to step back from their daily work to envision the change they want to see, imagine new strategies, and build the capacity needed to realize this change.

Over the course of two days, local and national experts will support and guide attendees as they discuss and explore issues that have gone unaddressed in their communities and the impact they have on survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault and community violence. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Class

  • LGBTQ rights

  • Mandatory minimum sentences

  • Mass incarceration

  • Over reliance of the criminal justice system

  • Poverty

  • Racism

  • State violence

  • Voter rights

Registration and hotel information, as well as a full agenda are available online at and For more information or additional questions, please contact Lindsay Pingel, director of Community Engagement, at ICADV, at or 515-421-4658 (primary contact); or Matty Smith, communications specialist at IowaCASA, at or 515-850-1907 (secondary contact).

About the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence

The Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) is a state level nonprofit organization responding to the needs of battered women, men and children in Iowa. ICADV staff provides training, counseling, community outreach, program management and technical support for domestic violence programs across the state who provide direct service to victims in need. To learn more, visit or find us on Facebook at

About the Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

The Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA) connects sexual assault agencies across the state and helps provide resources, tools, and training to advocates who serve survivors of sexual violence. Its mission is to unite people and organizations to promote a society free from sexual violence and to meet the diverse needs of survivors. For more information, visit


Lindsay Pingel

Director of Community Engagement

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV)

(515) 421-4658

Matty Smith

Communications Specialist

Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault (IowaCASA)

(515) 850-1907

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