Between Two Worlds

Immigrant victims of domestic violence are caught between the culture of their home country and that of their new home in America. Between Two Worlds explored the challenges they face when they seek to escape abuse and build new, independent lives for themselves and their children.

Monday, January 22, 2007
The Asia Society
Sponsored by Altria Group, Inc.

Moderated by:

DAN RATHER, anchor and managing editor of Dan Rather Reports on the new cable channel HDNet; former longtime anchor of the CBS Evening News and co-host of 60 Minutes.

Hosted by:

The Honorable RICHARD HOLBROOKE (Opening Remarks), former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs in the Clinton administration; currently, Vice Chair of Perseus and Chairman of the Asia Society.


MARY ELLSBERG, PhD, Senior Program Officer at the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH) in Washington, DC, and co-author of the 2005 “W.H.O. Multi-country Study on Women’s Health and Domestic Violence Against Women.”

PURVI SHAH, Executive Director of Sakhi for South Asian Women, a New York City-based nonprofit that addresses the needs of domestic violence victims from South Asia.

BETH SILVERMAN-YAM, DSW, Clinical Director at Sanctuary for Families and an expert on the psychological issues facing immigrant victims of domestic violence and their children.

The Honorable ADOLFO CARRIÓN, Borough President of the Bronx and a leading voice against domestic violence in New York City, particularly as it affects the lives of victims and their children from the city’s many Hispanic communities.

Download pdf the program from the event here.