2017 Speakers

Schaim, Alena
Alena Schaim
Session #14

Alena Schaim is the executive director and an instructor at IMPACT, as well as vice president of IMPACT International. She has worked on issues of gender and violence for over a decade, including work with Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families in Santa Fe and several steering committees about social justice, violence and/or education. She particularly enjoys exploring how pop culture and systems of oppression interact with individuals’ personal safety choices, as well as the interaction between different cultures’ approaches to safety and larger social goals.