one woman. countless acts of courage.

Connie Burk

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.


The Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series

Jana's Campaign

In honor of the late Jana Mackey and other victims of domestic violence, a committed group of activists created Jana’s Campaign, Inc. with the single mission of reducing gender and relationship violence. “We believe it is our responsibility to use the story of Jana’s life and the story of her death to help reduce violence against women.” Through our program activities, Jana’s Campaign aims to play a significant role in breaking the cycle of domestic and dating violence and be a catalyst for social change.

Visit Jana's Campaign online

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