October 27, 2015
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Schiff Banquet and Conference Center,
Xavier University Cintas Center
1624 Herald Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45207
Registration information coming soon.
Presented by the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati Office of Peace, Justice and Care for Creation
Violence Against Women Symposium:
Join us for an enlightening and
All are welcome!
Advocacy and Action Opportunities
Book Signing by Edwina Gateley
Fair Trade Vendors
Displays, artwork and more!
Edwina is a poet, theologian, artist, writer, lay minister, modern-day mystic and prophet, and a single mom.
Born in Lancaster, England, Edwina Gateley’s educational experiences have awarded her a Teacher’s Degree from her home country, a masters degree in Theology from Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, and certification as an HIV Counselor in the State of Illinois.
From 1981 to 1982 Edwina lived for nine months in prayer and solitude in a hermitage in Illinois. In 1983, after spending over a year on the streets of Chicago, she founded Genesis House – house of hospitality and nurturing for women involved in prostitution.
Edwina has published several books has been featured on CBS’s 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, as well as in many other documentaries.
She gives talks, conferences and retreats in the US, as well as internationally. Edwina continues to work with women in recovery through her small foundation, Sophia’s Circle.
Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Dreamcatcher Foundation, Ms. Myers-Powell was a product of human trafficking at the age of fourteen where she escaped an abusive home life and learned to navigate the streets of Chicago.
Ms. Myers-Powell has the insight and depth to help others change their lives and live their dreams. She practices what she preaches and helps others obtain and reach new levels of achievement. She has a captivating personality and approach that touches the heart of everyone. She makes you laugh and cry with her emotive personal stories and does it with eagerness, integrity and enthusiasm.
The Dreamcatcher Foundation, a 501c3 tax exempt nonprofit, is a survivor founded, survivor driven, and survivor focused agency fighting to end human trafficking in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. They work to prevent the sexual exploitation of at-risk youth and help them find confidence and stability through education, empowerment, and active prevention. www.thedreamcatcherfoundation.org