A Conversation with Mary Pat Luetke-Stahlman
Editor of Safer Society Press
Deaf people are significantly more likely to experience abuse and violence than are people in the hearing community. This conversation provides attendees with crucial information about the challenges that deaf people face. As just one example, in police investigations, if the individual who perpetrated violence is hearing, they are typically afforded quicker access to police officers than the deaf person who was victimized. This can result in less likelihood of accountability.
Knowledge of the challenges that deaf people face can help professionals who are seeking to end violence. This webinar conversation includes sign language interpretation and closed captions.
Mary Pat Luetke-Stahlman
Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE)
Mary Pat Luetke-Stahlman is the Executive Director of Deaf Overcoming Violence through Empowerment (DOVE) a dual service nonprofit organization located in Denver, CO. As a survivor of Domestic Violence, Mary Pat believes strongly in her organization’s vision of ending violence in the Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, and Hard of Hearing communities. She resides in Broomfield, CO with her 2 dogs, 2 cats, and partner.