Remember the Women Institute



Education, Art, and Advocacy

Thursday, October 27, 2022

5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Rutgers University

The Red Lion, College Avenue Student Center

This is a hybrid Zoom and in-person event, co-sponsored by Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) and Rutgers Student Chapter of WPCNJ.

To register to participate via Zoom:

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There is no cost to attend but registration is required.



Voices - an art installation created by Cat del Buono

Opening Remarks

Artistic display about victims Jana Lynne Mackey and Simeonette (Sissy) Mapes

Theatrical Response to Intimate Partner Violence

  • Presentation of All Databases are Incomplete, a play by Cynthia L. Cooper, introduced by the playwright
  • Video of the play performed by professional actor Lisa Pelikan

The Voices of Activists Who Know – Panel Discussion 

  • Joan Dean, Moderator
  • John Mapes, father of Simeonette Mapes and co-founder of Sissy’s Angels
  • Gloria A Bachmann, MD, Co-Director, Women's Health Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Lily Sanders, author of Truth to Triumph
  • Juana Hutchinson-Colas, MD, Co-Director, Women's Health Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Aryn Quinn, founder of WeCare
  • Audience questions

Concluding remarks Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel

Reception hosted by Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey


Remember the Women Institute thanks our symposium partners, the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey and the Rutgers Student Chapter of WPCNJ, as well as all of those who participated in this symposium. We also thank the donors to our intimate partner violence project: The Edward and Holli Gersh Foundation, The Embassy of Israel to the United States, The Five Millers Family Foundation, Ariela Heilman, Patti Askwith Kenner, and Marilyn Thypin.

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