This year’s speaker, Connie Burk, is an advocate and activist currently directing the NW Network for Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse, or the NW Network, in Seattle. With Connie’s guidance, the Network established the National LGBT Training & Technical Assistance Initiative and the National Q&A Institute. Burk, who attended the University of Kansas, is also the executive producer of the documentary A Lot Like You, author of Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, an a leader in the antiviolence movement. During her time at KU, Burk was a member of many organizations including the February Daughters and Students Against Violence Against Women. She also was the co-director of the Willow Domestic Violence Center (then Women’s Transitional Care Services) in Lawrence and during her tenure there, co-founded the first regional domestic violence service for those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender.