La Casa De Las Madres http://kalw.org en Not a private matter: Domestic abuse center takes a stand on Ross Mirkarimi http://kalw.org/post/not-private-matter-domestic-abuse-center-takes-stand-ross-mirkarimi <p></p><p><em>&nbsp;</em></p><p>Sheriff Mirkarimi had many supporters when he was facing losing his job, but there were also many vocal opponents to his reinstatement. In fact, the majority of San Franciscans polled did not want Mirkarimi as Sheriff after his conviction. “Citizens for an Accountable Sheriff” was created calling for his resignation – and many women’s rights activists spoke out against Mirkarimi’s reinstatement during the ethics committee hearing when they were considering his case. Among them was Kathy Black, executive director of La Casa de las Madres, a local shelter for victims of domestic violence.</p><p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 01:23:40 +0000 Holly Kernan 22983 at http://kalw.org Not a private matter: Domestic abuse center takes a stand on Ross Mirkarimi A refuge for victims of domestic violence in the Bay http://kalw.org/post/refuge-victims-domestic-violence-bay <p><span style="line-height: normal; ">Just over 36 years ago, there was nowhere a victim of domestic violence could go for help here in the Bay Area. So a group of women banded together to start <a href="http://www.lacasa.org/what-we-do/">La Casa de las </a></span><a href="http://www.lacasa.org/what-we-do/">Madres</a><span style="line-height: normal; ">, California&rsquo;s first domestic violence shelter and the nation&rsquo;s second. Fri, 11 May 2012 00:45:29 +0000 Holly Kernan 10460 at http://kalw.org A refuge for victims of domestic violence in the Bay