AccessiBULL Justice - A Podcast of #UBLawResponds

BullShare Episode 7: COVID-19, Intimate Partner Violence and Communities of Color

March 26, 2021 UBLaw Clinics Season 1 Episode 7
AccessiBULL Justice - A Podcast of #UBLawResponds
BullShare Episode 7: COVID-19, Intimate Partner Violence and Communities of Color
Show Notes

*Warning* This Podcast may contain subject matters that may be triggering or difficult to hear.  Please note that this episode was recorded in November 2020.

This podcast explores how minority survivors of Intimate Partner Violence (“IPV”) and Domestic Violence (“DV”) have been and continue to be impacted by pandemic, and how their safety has been increasingly compromised as a result of social distancing and isolation necessitated by COVID-19.  We explore how, for women of color, in particular, systemic and institutionalized racism has led to high rates of poverty, lower educational attainment, limited job resources, language barriers, and, for those who are undocumented, fear of deportation, which have made it increasingly difficult to find help and support services.  Our guests help us to understand how IPV and DV are often underreported in minority communities due to religious beliefs that may legitimize abusive behavior experienced; fear of isolation and alienation; loyalty to immediate and extended family; and distrust of law enforcement, among other factors.  Our guests also explain what may impact a survivor’s willingness or ability to report IPV they’ve either experienced or witnessed, and how BIWOC and Latinx are disproportionately and negatively impacted by the pandemic.  We also discuss ways in which we, as a community, can identify survivors who may need help and provide meaningful and effective resources to them.

Guests:

Aldiama Anthony – JD Candidate at University at Buffalo School of Law, 2020-2021 President of the Black Law Students Association at University at Buffalo School of Law, Honorary Law Student for the Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York Western New York Chapter

Judy Torres – Director of Domestic Violence Services at Hispanics United of Buffalo, retired Dispatcher with the Buffalo Police Department

Hosts:

Peter Farrugia, JD Candidate at University at Buffalo School of Law, and Health Law & Policy and Healthcare Management MBA Candidate

Lindsay Lougen, JD Candidate at University at Buffalo School of Law with a Concentration in Family Law Studies

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