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Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor: Facebook Live Series -- Reducing Bias-Motivated Violence Targeting LGBTI Persons

Join us LIVE Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 a.m. EDT at www.facebook.com/stateDRL for a conversation about gender-based violence and discrimination

Date: 06/11/2018 Description: Join us LIVE Tuesday, June 12 at 7:00 a.m. EDT for a conversation about gender-based violence and discrimination at https://www.facebook.com/stateDRL. - State Dept Image

Join us tomorrow -- 7 a.m. EDT -- with U.S. Embassy Dushanbe, Tajikistan, for a web chat about finding solutions for victims of gender-based violence and discrimination. We hope you can join the conversation.

Speakers’ bios:

Ariel Zwang has been the CEO of Safe Horizon since 2008. Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading provider of services to victims of crime and abuse. Each year it provides support to hundreds of thousands of people who have endured domestic violence, child abuse, human trafficking, and many other forms of violence. Ariel was previously the executive director of New York Cares, which, under her leadership, became the city’s largest volunteer organization, deploying 40,000 volunteers annually. She was appointed a White House Fellow from 1999-2000 by President Bill Clinton. Ariel’s previous experience includes serving as a vice president of the Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation in the South Bronx, and as special assistant to the Chancellor of the New York City Board of Education. Ariel began her career at Morgan Stanley and the Boston Consulting Group. She is a board member of the Human Services Council of New York and a former board member of the Points of Light Foundation. Ariel received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College.

Kelly Coyne first joined Safe Horizon in 2013 as the director for Prelude House. She became vice president of domestic violence shelters in 2015. Kelly was previously with the Safe Alliance, a multi-service victim advocacy agency in North Carolina, where she provided leadership for a domestic violence shelter and ran a program for incarcerated women. During that time, she led the development, from the ground up, of a new shelter facility. Prior to joining the Safe Alliance, Kelly coordinated a violence against women program located on the campus of Johnson C. Smith University, in Charlotte, North Carolina, and was a program coordinator in a domestic violence shelter located in Boone, North Carolina. Kelly is a trainer with the North Carolina School Health Training Center and is a Nationally Certified Trainer in the ASIST suicide intervention curriculum. She received an MBA from Queens University, a MS in Higher Education Administration and a BA in Public health from Appalachian State University.

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