Debra K Adams, MA

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About Me

For the past 20+ years, I have developed a career working to serve anyone affected by human trafficking, sexual assault, domestic violence and all forms of violence in a variety of roles: Consultant, Speaker, Trainer, Facilitator, Author, Researcher, Educator, Organizer, Leader, Advocate, Activist, and Mentor. I am a self-identified survivor of domestic violence who finished raising 4 teenagers as a single mother. Over the span of those 20 years, I have provided innovative curricula, awareness, and education for many professional and service organizations, as well as delivering workshops for the NCADV conferences in 2002 and 2006. My undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) degrees (Interdisciplinary Studies: Gender, Culture and History) focused on the intersection of poverty, sexism, racism, human rights, and homelessness with human trafficking, domestic violence, sexual assault, sexual violence, stalking and all forms of violence against women, with a special interest in the survivors’ perspective including Native American and Spanish-speaking survivors. As a member of Cohort VII of the Graduate School Of Public Affairs of the University of Colorado-Denver, I have been inspired and motivated to form my own business, Self Empowerment Strategies, to help create and promote change in our social and cultural norms, locally and globally, to eliminate all forms of violence against women. In March 2011, I was chosen from a pool of 6 United States domestic violence experts, to travel to the country of Belarus, where I advised and consulted with the YWCA of Belarus and presented at an international government conference. Being a survivor of domestic violence, I have enjoyed working with several different groups of survivors over the past 20 years, in capacities such as organizing, leading, mentoring, supporting, and sharing empowerment strategies. My national work includes May 2012 at the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence at the 15th Annual Rural Conference and statewide in July for Safe Place DV & SA Program in Olympia, WA. I worked as a Coordinator for the Washington State Native American Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in 2013. Currently, I am a Case Manager for a non profit providing shelter for those without a home: SHARE in Vancouver, WA. Want: to learn more about me? Click herehttp://re.vu/debrakadams. My Key Passions: Women, Leadership, and Social Justice "Too much work, too little time!"

My Vision

a world free of violence against women and girls

Interests

Economic PowerEducation EqualityWomen and the EnvironmentGender-based ViolenceEmpowering GirlsWomen's HealthHuman Rights for WomenWomen in LeadershipWomen in Technology

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Debra K Adams, MA commented on Welcome to the Intro to Digital Empowerment Training! Nov 10, 2015 Debra K Adams, MA commented on 2013 VOF Week 4 I will question, challenge, contest, and resist May 07, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Standing up to Patriarchy My Way!!!! May 07, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Wondering why it became a news item! May 07, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Call To Action: Sign the Petition Say No to the Payment of Dowry and Bride Price! May 07, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on My Vision - A Journey as a Voice of Our Future Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on I Dare to Dream Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. Its not” – Dr. Seuss. Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Hear My Voice: Women of the Light Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on My Vision - My Mission Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on It aint just a Dream, It's my Goal!!! Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on I enumerate my visions Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on little light, lighting big torches and burning brightest Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on 2013 VOF Week 4 saddened by the plight and cry of the girl next door Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Be what, You Want to Be Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Turning My Anger Into Feminine Wisdom Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Message from a thankful activist Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Echo: Shatter the Silence! Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Dreaming the Vision Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA commented on Vof 2013 a walk to remember Apr 30, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved What can you do to get involved in your community? Apr 27, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved You and me are the same-inherently Apr 25, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved "Agri Yumma, Agri!" Apr 25, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved I Honor a remarkable woman!! Apr 25, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved Balancing the Equation of Girls' Access to Education in Sudan Apr 25, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved your girl did it mama Apr 22, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved A Story of Hope and Life Apr 22, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved Pen and Poltergeist: A Battle for Emancipation Apr 22, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved EDUCATION IS MY ASSET Apr 22, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved My peers were kept at home at that time Apr 22, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved What a Transformation! Apr 16, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved Plan’s ‘Safe Cities for Girls' Project Apr 16, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved My Journey for girls's education in Pakistan Apr 16, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved Women As Images of the world Apr 15, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved Our Time is Now Apr 15, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved World Pulse and Me Apr 15, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved MY VOICE, OUR CHANGE Apr 15, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved The Untamed Part of Me Apr 15, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved 2013 VOF Week 2 The cry of a woman Apr 15, 2013 Debra K Adams, MA loved 2013 VOF Poetry THE BEAUTY IS THE HEART Apr 15, 2013