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Survivor to Thriver

Survivor to Thriver
Confronting Sexual Assault on Campus
April 3, 2013

University of Rochester River 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. As an introduction to the conference, "Not My Life," a film addressing human trafficking on a global scale, will be shown on Tuesday, April 2.

The conference is free. A boxed lunch can be purchased with registration by March 29th. Payment for lunch can be made at the door by cash, check, or blue requisition. Lunch tickets can also be purchased at the Common Market in Wilson Commons. If you have special needs, please let us know by including a request when you register. Contact Kirsten Buscetto at 585-275-8799 or with questions. Registration is not required for the film showing on Tuesday, April 2.

POSTER SESSION – If you are doing work in the area of sexual assault/gender violence, please consider sharing your work during the poster session on April 3rd. We are currently accepting poster proposals. For the submission form, click here.

7:30 pm Film: "Not My Life"
This film depicts the scourge of human trafficking on a global scale. Narrated by Glenn Close, the film takes viewers into a world where millions of children are exploited through practices including forced labor, sex tourism, and child soldiering. A brief discussion will follow the film.
Hoyt Auditorium, University of Rochester River Campus
8:30-9:15 am Registration and Breakfast
Interfaith Chapel- River Level
9:15-10:15 am Keynote Speaker, Maggie Maloy, former Division III student athlete, will begin the day by sharing her personal story about her recovery after an assault.
Interfaith Chapel- River Level
10:15-10:25 am Break
10:25-11:30 am Panel Discussion – The panel will be centered on local resources and options available for survivors of gender violence.
Interfaith Chapel- Sanctuary
12:00-1:30 pm Lunch – Poster Session and "Caring Circles"
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 the "Caring Circles." The panelists from the morning will also be available for further conversation. Bridge Lounge and May Room, Wilson Commons
1:30-2:30 pm "Sexual Assault as a Feature of Manthink"
Professor David Bleich, University of Rochester
Gowen Room, Wilson Commons
2:30-3:30 pm "The Spirituality of Recovery"
The Rev. Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life, Gowen Room, Wilson Commons

Thank you to our co-sponsors and supporters.
The support from our campus and community partners is essential to the success of this conference.

Thank you to our financial co-sponsors: Susan B. Anthony Center for Women's Leadership, University Intercessor, UHS Health Promotion Office, Equal Opportunity Compliance Office, The College, Office of the Dean of Students, Athletics and Recreation, University Health Service, Rochester Center for Community Leadership, Susan B. Anthony Institute, 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, Southside Hall Council and Global Institute of Healing Alternatives for Victimization and Trauma (GIHAVT).

Thank you to our supporters: Panhellenic Association, Multicultural Greek Council, GlobeMed, Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG).

Thank you to the following participating organizations: Monroe County District Attorney's Office, University Security, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Services, University Counseling Center, Rape Crisis Service, Monroe County Sheriff Office, and the Rochester Police Department, Latina Violence Intervention Program, and the Interfaith Chapel.