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2014 Sexual Assault Prevention Conference

April 2 and 3, 2014

Incidents of gender violence (including sexual harassment, sexual assault, interpersonal violence and stalking) prevent members of our community from fully participating in the diverse and rich experiences our classrooms and co-curricular activities provide.  Join the University of Rochester and other members of the western NY higher education community as we discuss, examine and collaborate to create best practices in the prevention and response to incidents of gender violence on campus.

Wednesday, April 2
Reception: Activism Through the Arts
5 pm – 7 pm
Staybridge Suites, 1000 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611

Thursday, April 3
Day-long Conference
8:30 am – 9:30 pm (see conference schedule below)
Staybridge Suites- 1000 Genesee Street, Rochester, NY 14611 and University of Rochester’s River Campus

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Call to Action: Creating and Maintaining Safe Campuses

Time Event – Events take place in Rapids Room (lower level) unless otherwise noted
8:30-9:15 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:15-9:30 AM Opening StatementsPresident Joel Seligman
9:30-11:00 AM Keynote #1Title IX in One Word: Implementation – Colby Bruno
11:00-11:15 AM AM Snack
11:15–12:15 PM Workshop 1AWhat Do the Numbers Say?Catherine Cerulli, JD, PhD and John Cullen, PhD Workshop 1B – Castletown RoomGender Based Violence and One Billion Rising: A Campus Response  Angela Clark-Taylor, MS and Barbara LeSavoy, PhD
12:15-12:15 PM Transition to Lunch
12:15–1:15 PM Lunch and Keynote #2No-Yes: A Survivor’s Story and Journey –  Katie Koestner
1:15-1:30 PM Transition to Workshops
1:30-2:30 PM Workshop 2AEngaging Men and BoysPeter Navratil Workshop 2B – Castletown RoomCyber-Related Sexual Misconduct: Policies and EducationKatie Koestner
2:30-2:45 PM PM Snack
2:45-3:45 PM Workshop 3ADifferences in Language between Law Enforcement and Rape VictimsProfessor Bleich Workshop 3B –  Castletown RoomWhen the Streets Have No Name: Preparing for Safe Work TravelCynthia Coates, Dana Perrin, and Collene Burns
3:45-4:15 PM Capstone – Multiple Perspectives: Where We’re GoingMorgan Levy, JD, Melissa Kelley, MS, CHES, and Emily Sumner
4:15-4:30 PM Wrap-Up

Concluding events will take place on the University of Rochester’s River Campus:

5:00-6:00 PM

Genrich-Rusling Room – LeChase Hall

Exploring Advocacy through Art-Making

Lydia Billings

7:30-9:30 PM

Hoyt Auditorium – Hoyt Hall

Film Screening, Tough Guise 2. Panel discussion with Professor Bleich and Justin Russotti, moderated by Matias Piva, to follow.