NCJW Discusses Progress of Domestic Violence Advocacy
NCJW Austin will feature guest speakers Tracy Grinstead-Everly and Sarah Nesbitt of the Texas Council on Family Violence at an evening event on Thursday, October 19.
Grinstead-Everly and Nesbitt will bring their multigenerational perspectives as domestic violence advocates, working together to move the issue forward by building new laws and policies.
Grinstead-Everly, legal public policy manager with the Texas Council on Family Violence, has dedicated her career to developing and promoting laws and policies that expand safe options for family violence survivors. She has worked in the family violence field for more than 26 years.
She currently sits on numerous community and professional committees and boards dedicated to access to justice, particularly for family violence survivors and marginalized populations. She graduated magna cum laude from Teikyo Westmar University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in history, philosophy and political science. She received her Juris Doctorate from Creighton University School of Law in 1995.
Sarah Nesbitt, a native of Dallas, Texas, graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in December 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in women, gender and sexuality studies and African and African-American studies.
While on campus, she served as a counselor, new member trainer, lead facilitator for the campus sexual assault helpline, and a member of the inaugural executive board of Leaders in Interpersonal Violence Education. She developed a campus-specific curriculum on intimate partner violence and stalking, and served as the chair for the IPV and stalking committee.
Additionally, Nesbitt is deeply invested in reproductive health, rights and justice work. She has done policy internships with Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for American Progress.
Currently, in addition to working at TCFV, Sarah volunteers on the Jane’s Due Process hotline.
NCJW Austin’s event featuring Grinstead-Everly and Nesbitt will be held October 19 from 7 p.m. until 8:45 p.m., with networking time 7 to 7:30 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be served. ■