#ThisIsAmerica: Sexual Violence

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#ThisIsAmerica is a series that brings together UConn faculty, alumni, and students to discuss and unpack systematic racism, social justice, and human rights issues. It spotlights the individuals, organizations and movements fighting for justice and equity, and against oppression and white supremacy.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three women and one in six men have experienced sexual violence. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports that almost half of all transgender people have been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. Sexual violence is common, and happens at higher rates for some communities based on factors such as race, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, disability status, ad immigration status.

Join us for an engaging discussion on the root causes of sexual violence, an overview of UConn student, staff, and faculty anti-violence efforts that bring us to this contemporary moment of evolution, how to interrupt and prevent sexual violence on college campuses, and much more.

Meet the Panel:

Le’Asia T. Gaskin, CLAS ’21

Ayanna De’Vante Spencer, Ph.D.

Rachel Stewart, CLAS ’14

Andrew Stewart, Ph.D. CLAS ’11, CLAS ’15


Tuesday, November 15, 7:00-9:00pm ET


Doris & Simon Konover Auditorium or Virtual Livestream

Register here!