FINDING JENN'S VOICE is an award-winning film that tells the story of a woman silenced. Jennifer Snyder was murdered in 2011 by her married boyfriend after he learned that she was pregnant. Like many women who are in unhealthy, controlling relationships, her killer had never so much as hit her before the day he shot her. FINDING JENN'S VOICE lifts the story of Jennifer's death out of the tabloid narrative that blames victims and instead helps viewers understand the complexities of controlling relationships.
It is the survivors of intimate partner homicide attempts who help us to find Jenn's voice, and to understand the dangers overlooked by so many. Their insights and experiences allow the film to give a voice to the voiceless, and leave the viewer with a message that is hard to forget.
After thousands of screenings of Finding Jenn's Voice, we have embarked on this grassroots effort to change the deadly statistics of intimate partner homicide. We have heard how impactful the film is when incorporated into professional training and have responded by creating online training tools for law enforcement and healthcare professionals.
Voices4Change envisions a world where intimate partner abuse is not tolerated by any community, where systemic interventions to domestic violence are effective and evidence-based, and where survivor voices lead the change
A Note from Tracy Schott, host, Voices4Change Show: We are honored to invite you to listen to today''s interview on the weekly show by filmmaker Tracy Schott, Voices4ChangeRadio.com Today''s guest: Lovern Gordon, founder of the Love Life Now Foundation, an organization based near Boston, Mass., which promotes year-round awareness against domestic violence to bridge the gap between the shelters where women and their children go as a safe space and what they do next. Lovern is also the author of a new book, ''The Legacy He Left Me,'' which is an extension of LLN''s year-round work and chronicles our Founder''s personal story as a child witness, and an adult survivor, who is thriving after abuse and how Love Life Now Foundation came about. Tracy shares: Lovern was born and raised on the island of Trinidad till she was 15. She was the 2010 winner of two back-to-back USA beauty pageants where she used titles while promoting increased awareness of domestic abuse. The following year she founded the Love Life Now Foundation. Lovern herself has intimate experience with domestic violence as a 15-year child witness to it in Trinidad and as an adult survivor of a 2-year relationship with an abusive partner in the US. Lovern insists: ''I believe the more we all talk about this painful issue publicly the better the change that more victims of domestic violence can and will seek help.'' About Tracy''s show: With the goal of ending intimate partner violence, Tracy''s documentary ''Finding Jenn''s Voice,'' brought to light the horrifying fact that one of the leading causes of death during pregnancy is homicide. Determined to stop the international devastation, the Pennsylvania-based entrepreneur has launched a weekly podcast/video series to shine a light on the survivors and experts around the world who are working toward the same goal.
A Note from filmmaker Tracy Schott, host, Voices4Change Radio- We are honored to have the opportunity to introduce you to Dr. Rae Taylor, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Criminology and Justice at Loyola University New Orleans. This truly amazing advocate for women studies lethal and nonlethal interpersonal violence, specializing in violence against women. Her work has been published in many scholarly journals and books ? which is what brought her work with Tracy Schott and her documentary, the focus of the October 2020 issue of Inkandescent Women magazine. Before academia, Rae worked as a victim advocate for the Office of the State Attorney in Florida, where she worked with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and other violent crimes. She remains active as a volunteer advocate in New Orleans. On today's episode we discuss: 1. The facts behind the horrible statistic that one in three women will be the victim of abuse in her lifetime 2
A Note from Tracy Schott,host,Voices4ChangeRadio Show : Today's,we welcome to the Voices4Changeshow Jackson Katz,Ph.D., an internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender,race,and violence. He has long been a major figure and thought leader in the growing global movement of men working to promote gender equality and prevent gender violence. Jackson is co:founder of the multiracial,mixed:gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program,one of the longest:running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America and beyond. He is the author of numerous articles and two books: the classic bestseller The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help,and the critically acclaimed Man Enough? Donald Trump,Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity. Jackson is also the creator of the award-winning Tough Guise educational documentary series, as well as the video The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at Its Roots. His most recent film, released in October 2020, is entitled The Man Card: White Male Identity Politics from Nixon to Trump, Katz has appeared in numerous popular documentaries, including Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, Miss Representation, and The Mask You Live In. His TEDx talk, Violence Against Women Is a Men's Issue, has over 4.5 million views. He has lectured and trained in all fifty states, eight Canadian provinces, and every continent except Antarctica.
February 2, 2021: A Note from filmmaker Tracy Schott, founder, http://www.Voices4Change? and host, http://www.Voices4ChangeRadio.com: on the Inkandescent Radio Network ? Today on the Voices4Change Radio Show, I am thrilled to have interviewed Pooja Monga, a Delhi, India-based entrepreneur who prides herself on being a catalyst of creating positive change. ''Through the art and science of data visualization, I help create compelling stories that influence positive shifts in the world,'' explains the woman who is leading several digital transformational initiatives associated with gender equality. ''I am an engineer by degree but an activist by heart.'' After completing her bachelor''s degree in Technology, Pooja pursued a degree in executive leadership from the Centre of Social Impact Strategy, University of Pennsylvania. Today, her company- 1GEN- is a social innovation startup committed to making Global Goals a reality by 2030. Tracy explains: ''It''s an honor to work with a woman who is so passionate and focused, which is why Voices4Change has partnered with 1GEN to raise the voice of Voices4Change so that it reaches an international audience. I know that with Pooja''s help, my mission of ending domestic violence will become a reality.'' Pooja shares: ''We create meaningful digital solutions for the most pressing issues facing the world, such as climate change emergency, poverty, hunger, lack of access to basic healthcare & education, forced displacement of masses, and more. But there is an even biggest obstacle: hopelessness. We are working in every way imaginable to bring back hope.'' Indeed! That''s why she and her colleagues founded 1GEN in 2018 with a simple concept of using digital tools to shape meaningful impact stories that connect, bind, engage, and most importantly, inspire. ''We inspire action for change, amplify the marginalized voices, and knit a community of minds to bring about a positive shift in the world,'' explains Pooja, whose organization works with dozens of mission-driven NGOs and social enterprises. ''We strive to create and share stories of hope that drive social change, every day. We understand, achieving SDGs by 2030 is a long journey. Our purpose is to be the digital enabler in solving the planet''s most pressing issues in 1GENeration.'' Learn more at http://www/1gen.io?. Discover more about Tracy'' s organization, where you can also stream her award-winning documentary ''Finding Jenn?'s Voice'' at http://www.Voices4Change.net?. Tune in next week for another episode of the Voices4Change Radio Show.
Tracy Schott, MSW, MS is the Producer/Director of Finding Jenns Voice, the award-winning documentary film about intimate partner homicide featured in Voices4Change. She has presented to audiences internationally on abusive relationships, pregnancy, and the medias role in shaping the arrative on domestic violence. Tracy is uniquely qualified to tell this story. She received her MSW from the University of California Berkeleyas School of Social Welfare in 1985. She practiced for fifteen years as a child and family therapist with many adult and child victims of abuse, was the administrator of a womens counseling center, and an adjunct faculty in Graduate Social Work. After witnessing the power of television in shaping behavior and attitudes with her own children, Tracy decided to pursue her interest in creating social change through media. She obtained her MS in Telecommunications in 2000 from Kutztown University. Tracy is the founder of Schott Productions and has produced, written and directed hundreds of projects including short films, TV commercials and content.Read More
David Adams, Ed.D., is Co-founder as well as Co-Director of Emerge, the first counseling program in the nation for men who abuse women, established in 1977. David has led groups for men who batter and conducted outreach to victims of abuse for 36 years. He has led parenting education classs for fathers for 12 years. He is one of the nations leading experts on men who batter and has conducted trainings for social service and criminal justice professionals in 45 states and 16 nations. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and writes a featured blog on The Huffington Post. David is a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Governors Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence and Director of the National Domestic Violence Risk Assessment and Management Training Project. His book, Why Do They Kill? Men Who Murder Their Intimate Partners, was published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2007. Dr. Adams is a featured contributor to Finding Jenn's Voice.Read More
Leah Olszewski ,is a consultant with a Big Four firm, an Army Officer, and accomplished entrepreneur whose world was turned up side down when her active duty Air Force boyfriend, with whom she lived outside of Travis Air Force Base, California, physically assaulted her for the fifth time o October 11, 2017 knowing she was pregnant. He then ran from the house and police. Over the next three days, she miscarried.Read More
Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021: A Note from Tracy Schott, host, Voices4Change Show - We are honored to invite you to listen to today's interview on the weekly show by filmmaker Tracy Schott, Voices4ChangeRadio.com Today's guest: Lovern Gordon, founder of the Love Life Now Foundation, an organization based near Boston, Mass., which promotes year-round awareness against domestic violence to bridge the gap between the shelters where women and their children go as a safe space and what they do next. Lovern is also the author of a new.
Lisa is a survivor of an abusive relationship and attempted partner homicide. Despite her experiences, today she thrives. As a life coach, she helps heart-centered, dreamers make a meaningful contribution in the world and be the love, joy and presence they wish to see in the world. For aily inspiration, you can follow her here:Read More
Charolotte Anne is one of the survivors in Finding Jenn's Voice. Charolotte survived a brutal strangulation attack in 2009 while pregnant. She is a mother of two daughters and works as an advocate for change. Charolotte strives to strengthen relationships between the community and gover ment agencies to achieve the common goal of one day ending violence by awareness, intervention, guidance, and public service. She serves on the Minnesota Crime Victims Reparations Board and the Survivor Advisory Group to the Governors Office. Charolotte believes the big picture is key to the smaller picture. It's not just my day job, these are people's lives!Read More
Lisette Johnson has been featured on NPR's The Takeaway, and in Time, The Washington Post, Huffington Post and USA Today. She has testified before Congress and the Virginia General Assembly in her violence prevention advocacy work. Lisette was shot in 2009 by her husband, in front of the r children, who then took his own life. Her blog can be found at ShamelessSurvivors.comRead More