Domestic violence conference is Feb. 8

The Nebraska African-American Domestic Violence Action Committee's sixth-annual conference is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 8 at the East Union. The conference, "A Cultural Context for Trauma Recovery: Domestic Violence and the African American Community," is free and open to the public.

The conference's featured speaker, Thema Bryant-Davis, is a licensed psychologist, poet, dancer and minister who teaches on the topics of individual and family development at Pepperdine University. Bryant-Davis received her doctorate from Duke University in clinical psychology with a focus on the cultural context of trauma recovery, as well as the intersection of gender and racial identity. She completed her post-doctoral training at Harvard Medical Center's victims of violence program.

Additional speakers include Tabethah Mack, Charlie Foster, Renita Robinson, Toni Hill, and John Harris.

Registration for the conference is free. Individuals can register by sending email to or by calling 402-489-9292.

For more information, contact Jan Deeds at or 402-472-2589.