Student Life

Dr. Tricia Bent-Goodley

Tamara Williams was a University of Michigan student and Family Housing resident when she was killed by her boyfriend in 1997. The annual lecture is meant to commemorate her life, raise awareness of domestic and dating violence, and increase interest in their prevention.

Tamara Williams Memorial Lecture

Thursday, March 28, 2013

7:00 p.m.

Kraus Building, Natural Science Auditorium (room 2140)

830 North University Street, Ann Arbor, MI 

Free and open to the public.  Reception and Community Conversation after the program


Tricia Bent-Goodley, Ph.D., MSW, LICSW

The author of “The Ultimate Betrayal: A Renewed Look at Intimate Partner Violence,” Tricia Bent-Goodley is Professor of Social Work and Chair of the Community, Administration and Policy Practice Sequence at Howard University School of Social Work.  She has a passion for advancing social justice and human rights in relation to women’s development, violence against women, and issues impacting Black families and communities.  Dr. Bent-Goodley’s research has focused on violence against women and girls, HIV prevention, and healthy relationship education.  She has developed community and faith-based domestic violence interventions with a focus on strengthening the Black family.  The Council on Social Work Education selected her to receive its National Award for Distinguished Achievement in Social Work Education.

Sponsors:  Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, School of Social Work, University Housing, Abuse Hurts and University Human Resources, the Center for the Education of Women, UMHS Social Work Department ;  Co-sponsors:  The Michigan Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment Board