Survivor to Thriver: Confronting Sexual Assault on Campus

The Susan B. Anthony Institute is a proud cosponsor of the “Survivor to Thriver: Confronting Sexual Assault on Campus” conference this Tuesday and Wednesday. We hope you will join us at this timely event.

Survivor to Thriver: Confronting Sexual Assault on Campus

Gender violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, and human trafficking are global issues. The University of Rochester strives to ensure that our campus environment is free from all behaviors that threaten the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff. This conference will focus on the impact of gender violence on individuals and campus communities.Contact Kirsten Buscetto at 585-275-8799 or with questions. Poster is attached.

SexAssaultConfFlyer413-1Tuesday, April 2
7:30pm, Hoyt Auditorium
Screening of “Not My Life,” a documentary effort to bring to light the various forms of sex trafficking and explotation that occur globally. Discussion to follow film.

Wednesday, April 3
Opening Remarks by President Joel Seligman

9 a.m., Interfaith Chapel, River Level

President Joel Seligman will begin the day by offering remarks about the importance of combating sexual violence.

Keynote Address by Maggie Maloy
9:15 a.m., Interfaith Chapel, River Level

Former Division III student athlete, Maggie Maloy, will share her personal story of recovery after an assault.

Panel Discussion: Local Resources for Survivors
10:25 a.m., Interfaith Chapel, Sanctuary
The panel will share local resources and options available for survivors of gender violence.

Poster Session and Caring Circles
12 p.m., Bridge Lounge and May Room, Wilson Commons
Attendees will have the opportunity to view posters featuring ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to gender violence. Community and campus organizations will share information about their services in “Caring Circles.” The panelists from the morning will also be available for further conversation

Lecture: Sexual Assault as a Feature of Manthink
1:30 p.m., Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

Professor David Bleich, University of Rochester

Lecture: The Spirituality of Recovery
2:30 p.m., Gowen Room, Wilson Commons
The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

Co-sponsors and supporters of the event include: Susan B. Anthony Center for Women’s Leadership, Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women’s Sutdies, University Intercessor, UHS Health Promotion Office, Equal Opportunity Compliance Office, The College, Office of the Dean of Students, Athletics and Recreation, University Health Service (UHS), Rochester Center for Community Leadership, Communal Principles Project (CPP), Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, Graduate Organizing Group (GOG), Women’s Caucus, University of Rochester Pride Network, UR Cinema Group, and Southside Hall Council, Panhellenic Association, Multicultural Greek Council, GlobeMed, and Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG).

About Kaitlin Legg

Former Program Assistant at the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Rochester.
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