Meeting Archive:
Domestic Violence, Economic Justice and Lending

Meeting Description:

As we know, credit impacts all of us - regardless of one's community, race or sexual orientation. What varies is how credit shows up. In this webinar, we will explore how credit affects survivors of domestic violence.

While domestic violence does not discriminate across gender, 1:4 women will experience some form of intimate partner violence in their lifetime and 99% of survivors experience financial abuse. Financial abuse can take many forms, including coerced debt, fraudulent debt, and a lack of access to credit, bank products or personal funds. This webinar will help participants better understand how survivors often ‘show-up’ in the financial world, as well as the long-term impact and benefits lending and credit building can have in their financial freedom. By understanding the unique financial and credit challenges faced by survivors of domestic violence, we can hope to better identify and empower those impacted by financial abuse in their path towards independence.

Date: Thu, Apr 18, 2019
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
 Presenter Information
Kim Pentico, Director of Economic Justice, NNEDV
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Kim has been working with and on behalf of survivors of sexual and domestic violence since 1990. She first spent over seven years working for a local domestic violence program in Kansas and another seven years at the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence. She has also worked for the STOP Technical Assistance Project in Washington, DC. Kim works to ensure and enhance survivor access to economic justice and long-term safety.

Kara Rhodebeck, Senior Economic Justice and Microloans Coordinator, NNEDV
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Prior to NNEDV, Kara worked as a Data and Evaluation Aide through the Public Allies, AmeriCorps program at DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative, a local nonprofit focused on ending intergenerational poverty. She has also worked in global economic equity in the Fair Trade field for 5 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship and a minor in Community Service from DePaul University.