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October 22, 2015

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we next discuss the intersection of poverty and domestic violence with Lisalyn Jacobs of Legal Momentum, an organization dedicated to ensuring economic and personal security for women and girls, and Dana Bolger of Know Your IX, a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end campus sexual violence. (Minutes 15:00-45:00 of the 1-hour episode)

"The thing that people sometimes miss when we're having these conversations is how interrelated a couple's finances can be. Oftentimes if we're talking about issues of domestic and sexual violence, we can be talking about a victim of somewhat limited means and as a consequence may not have the same number of options. The survivor may share expenses with the abuser and if that relationship breaks up they may not have the money they need for rent, for child care, for other kinds of things that keep their lives stable. Perhaps the survivor is entirely dependent economically."--Lisalyn Jacobs