MIT Co-Design Studio class sponsors, leaders and students work together to use technology to end violence.
David Adams, Ed.D., is co-founder and Co-Director of Emerge. David has 29 years experience working with men who batter and is a nationally recognized trainer and researcher. He has published numerous books and articles about domestic violence. David is Co-Chair of the Batterer Intervention Working Group of the Massachusetts Commission on Domestic Violence. David has done trainings in over 30 states and 5 nations. He currently co-leads the fatherhood parenting group and recently authored and directed a Danger Assessment DVD.
Andrew Lewman is a Senior Executive with global experience with IT infrastructure, security, and disaster recovery. Trusted consultant to governments, organizations, and individuals relating to privacy enhancing technologies, computer security, safe practices, and solving problems; sometimes with technology. Global public speaking and press experience.
Formerly a senior executive of TechTarget, Inc, Lewman was part of the team which took it public in 2007, with a valuation of over $500 million. He has successfully founded and grown several startup ventures.
“I’m a strong believer of individual rights, helping those who need it, and solving real-world problems - sometimes even with technology”, said Lewman. Learn more at http://www.lewman.is.
Risa Mednick is the Executive Director of Transition House in Cambridge.
Ellen Wilbur is the Legal Director of Community Legal Services and Counseling Center in Cambridge.
Sarah Cortes, MS, PMP, CISA, a PhD candidate and researcher in online communications, is a technology executive with extensive experience in information security and Intimate Partner Abuse (IPA). She has helped draft US state data breach laws, and testified before the Massachusetts legislature and regulatory agencies on numerous occasions regarding data privacy and security. She is a member of the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) cybersecurity working group (CSWG) on Smart Grid privacy, and a co-author of the NIST publications on Smart Grid Cybersecurity and Privacy. Sarah was formerly SVP of Information Security for Putnam Investments, a subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan. In this capacity, she oversaw Putnam’s recovery on 9/11 when parent company Marsh McLennan’s World Trade Center 99th floor data center was destroyed. Her firm, Inman Technology, consults for Fortune 500 clients. Sarah works with cyberstalking and electronic surveillance cases and targets across the United States. She is a researcher with The Tor Project, and sits on the Boards of Emerge, Transition House, and Employers Against Domestic Violence (EADV).
Transition House is Cambridge’s domestic violence agency, providing emergency shelter, transitional and supported housing and youth prevention education to our community since 1975. Transition House created the first emergency shelter on the East Coast for women and children escaping domestic violence. The organization has been an important community resource ever since.
Transition House and its supporters have been at the forefront of developing policies and practices that support victim rights, protect the safety and privacy of those in danger, and expand the network of vital services for survivors recovering from the trauma of abuse. Over its 35 year history, Transition House has been an innovator of dynamic programs that have helped thousands of families and educated tens of thousands of youth.
Emerge’s mission is to eliminate violence in intimate relationships. In working toward this goal, Emerge seeks to educate individual abusers, prevent young people from learning to accept violence in their relationships, improve institutional responses to domestic violence, and increase public awareness about the causes and solutions to partner violence. With the development of parenting education groups for fathers, Emerge has expanded its mission to include a goal of helping men to become more responsible parents.
Emerge teaches that domestic violence is a learned behavior, not a disease or a sickness. Emerge supports grassroots, institutional and cultural efforts to stop partner violence, sexual assault and child abuse. Emerge recognizes that other oppressive life circumstances such as racism, poverty and homophobia create a climate that contributes to partner violence.
Emerge is a Massachusetts Certified Batterer Intervention Program & Training Site. For information on Certification Guidelines for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, visit the official website of the Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS).Trainings are conducted on a regular basis in the Boston area, and Emerge is available to conduct trainings world-wide. Please contact us at 617-547-9879.
IPV Technology Working Group (IPVTWG) (Currently known as Cambridge Technology Council)
Community Legal and Services and Counseling Center (CLSACC)
Community Legal Services and Counseling Center provides free civil legal aid and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people. Our services combat the effects of poverty and violence by helping clients and their children meet basic human needs for safety, income, health and housing. CLSACC draws on the expertise of dedicated volunteer professionals to provide direct services to our community’s most vulnerable members.
Meetings and Events
July 5- August 12 Each One Teach One Cambridge Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program
July 7- August 14 Each One Teach One Cambridge Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program
12- February 3, 2015
11- January 26, 2015
December 5-20 Each One Teach One Prospect Hill Academy Program Internships
10- November 5, 2014
9- September 16 2014
8- April 22, 2014
7- March 14, 2014
6- February 7, 2014
5- July 8, 2013
4- April 27, 2013
3- January 28, 2013
2- December 17, 2012
1- November 9, 2012