Monday September 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM PDT
Wednesday September 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT

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Spokane Convention Center
334 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA 99201

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Sandi Scroggins
(360) 586-1022, Ext. 300

Please join us for our annual conference! Everyone is welcome at the table, everyone is needed. 

We'll have over 30 training workshops, plus lots of time to think together and to celebrate our interconnections. 

Come to Spokane to dream big, work hard, and add your joyful moves to the movement. 

Plenary Speakers

Alisa Bierria is the Associate Director of the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley and a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Stanford University. She is also a member of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence and the Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign. She has years of experience in writing, teaching, and organizing on issues of violence and redress, including ten years of anti-violence organizing in Seattle. She is co-editor of Community Accountability: Emerging Movements to Transform Violence, a special issue of Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order. 

Pramila Jayapal is serving her first term in the Washington State Senate (37th District). Born in India, Pramila came to the U.S. when she was sixteen to attend Georgetown University. She worked on Wall Street and earned her MBA from Northwestern University. After working in the private sector, Pramila decided to pursue work in social justice. For twenty years Pramila has worked both internationally and domestically as an advocate for women’s, immigrant’s, civil and human rights. She worked on improving access to women’s reproductive health and on increasing access to credit in low-income communities in the U.S. and abroad. She is the founder and former E.D. of OneAmerica, where she led a large voter registration effort (23,000 New Americans registered). She also helped organize the successful passage of the 2014 Washington State Dream Act. Pramila lives in Seattle with her son and husband.

Jackie Payne is the Director of Move to End Violence, a 10-year movement building project of the NoVo Foundation. Jackie began her career in post-apartheid South Africa working on issues related to gender equality, women’s health and economic empowerment. She became a staff attorney at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, working on DV and SA, public benefits, housing and consumer protection. Jackie joined the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, where she led a coalition addressing the gendered roots of poverty in America. She also helped lead the successful campaign to reauthorize VAWA. Jackie was recruited by Planned Parenthood Federation of America to run its 50-state advocacy program. She received her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She is a trustee of the Patsy Takemoto Mink Foundation and serves on board of the Women's Funding Alliance.

Miriam W. Yeung is the Executive Director of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF). As Director, she guides the country’s only national, multi-issue, progressive organization dedicated to social justice and human rights for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls. With offices in NYC, DC and Atlanta, and chapters in 15 cities, NAPAWF’s current priorities include immigrant right for women, reproductive justice, economic justice and community-based participatory research with young AAPI women. Miriam currently co-anchors the We Belong Together campaign and is on the board of the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans. Miriam holds a master’s in public administration from Baruch College and a bachelor’s from New York University. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the projects of Brooklyn, Miriam is a proud queer Asian-American immigrant woman activist who is committed to social justice movement building and raising her two young daughters to be fearless. Follow Miriam @miriamyeung.


We've got dozens of workshops for you at this year's conference:

  • An African American Approach: Outreaching to the African American Community
  • Women Building Community: the color of hope
  • Reproductive and Sexual Coercion:  First Aid for You!
  • Screening IN not OUT of our Programs: Accommodating Survivors Affected by Substance Abuse
  • Teens!!
  • Just Futures
  • And many more!

Here's a complete list of workshop descriptions and the workshop schedule.



  • 9:00 a.m. - Plenary 
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 1:30 - Workshops
  • 3:30 - Workshops


  • 9:00 a.m. - Plenary 
  • 10:45 a.m. - Workshops
  • 12:30 p.m. - Lunch
  • 2:00 p.m. - Workshops
  • 4:00 p.m. - Workshops


  • 9:00 a.m. - Plenary 
  • 11:30 a.m. - Group photo and Good-bye!

This year's conference will be held at the Spokane Convention Center in Spokane, Washington.


Lunch will be provided Monday and Tuesday; breakfast will be provided Tuesday and Wednesday. As always, we will do our best to accommodate any dietary restrictions.


You are responsible for making your own reservations and paying for your own lodging. When calling to make reservations, please ask for “Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence” for your per diem rate.

Hilton Doubletree Hotel
22 North Spokane Falls Court
Spokane, WA  99201
(v) (509) 455-9600


  • To make a reservation online: Use this link to get the per diem rate
  • To make a reservation by phone: You need to speak with the front desk staff to get the per diem rate, so do not press "0" for an operator.
  • The block of rooms reserved at the per diem rate of $88 single/$98 double ends August 28th. After that, you will need to pay the full rate.
  • Rooms are filling up quickly, so make your reservations ASAP!

Overflow hotel:

Travel Lodge
33 West Spokane Falls Boulevard
Spokane, WA  99201
(v) (509) 623-9727

2015 Washington state per diem rate available.


Early Bird
(through 8/7)
(8/8 - 8/27)
(after 8/27)
Member $175 $200 $250
Non-member $300 $350 $400

Online registration deadline: September 16, 2015

Deadline to request interpreters: September 4, 2015
We have contracted with ASL Interpreters and Spanish Language Interpreters.  Please let us know if you will need ASL or Spanish interpretation when registering.

To Register for the conference, please contact Sandi Scroggins at
(360) 586-1022, Ext. 300.