A Note from filmmaker Tracy Schott, founder, Voices4Change and host, Voices4ChangeRadio.com — It is a pleasure to introduce you to Doreen Hunter, creator of the Americas Conference to End Coercive Control. We are interviewing her just days before the start of the 2021 conference — January 31-February 1, 2021. Learn more at theacecc.com.
Doreen brings a unique voice and personal experience to the conversation of domestic abuse. “I am a victim myself — caught in the very system where my child is not being protected. I speak to the current research, Texas data of child abuse and child abuse fatalities, and share from my own experience about the need to address ACEs and trauma for Texas children.”
In our interview, you’ll learn:
- What led the 20-year marketing veteran, who launched her first marketing communications firm in San Francisco, CA, to create the conference.
- It was like working with clients including Hewlett-Packard, SUN, Cisco, and Mayor Brown’s Office.
- Why she relocated to the Washington DC area, and what it was like to work there with AOL, national nonprofits, and elected officials.
- What led to her appointment to the VA Workforce Investment Board, representing a municipality and several economic development boards.
- How she got active in politics — working as a press secretary for a Mayoral campaign, police chief campaign, and three US Congressional campaigns. The latest: a Congressional campaign in Texas during the 2012 election.
Most importantly, we learn what inspired her to start the Americas Conference to End Coercive Control.
On a personal note: “My roles as the Chair for the Texas Chapter of the Stop Abuse Campaign allowed me to lobby and testify at the Texas State Capitol on the Texas version of the Safe Child Act HB3121, in which I helped write and many other domestic violence bills,” Doreen explains.
In April of 2019, she held a rally on the south steps of the Texas statehouse to bring awareness to child filicide issues connected to family court and child abuse fatalities. In June 2019, she created a display to showcase the issue of child deaths and trauma connected to family court or child abuse. “I knew I had to do something to help families like my own!”
- Click here to learn more about Doreen’s work and attend the conference: theacecc.com.
- Discover more about Tracy’s organization, where you can also stream her award-winning documentary “Finding Jenn’s Voice” at Voices4Change.net.
- Tune in next week for another episode of the Voices4Change Radio Show.
- Watch all of the episodes on Voices4Change.tv.