Day of Remembrance, Violence Prevention, and Healing: A Symposium

From Camara Awkward-Rich ’11:

On Friday October 16th, there will be an anti-violence symposium to address varying issues of violence in relation to the Wesleyan community. It will include workshops, speakers, and a reception that deal with practical responses to, and systemic conceptions of, violence and healing. Please come, and invite your friends!


1 pm – CONVOCATION (Beckham Hall)
Michael Roth, President, Wesleyan University
Dr. Karen Singleton, Director, Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Program,
Columbia University

Dr. Suriya Baluch, Director, Sexual Harassment/Assault Advising, Resources, and
Education, Princeton University

2 – 3:15 pm – SESSION I
– Personal Safety Awareness (PAC 022)
Former Police Chief of Middletown Lynn Baldoni
– Stalking Awareness and Response (PAC 004)
Middletown Police Department & Wesleyan Public Safety
– Relationship Violence Awareness and Prevention (Usdan 108)
Karen Singleton and Suriya Baluch (see convocation info above)
– Hate Crimes (2:00) and Cultural Awareness (3:30) (PAC 001)
Azekah Jennings, U.S. Dept. of Justice
– Conflict Resolution (PAC 125)
Alex Fernandez, Women & Family Center
– Healing (PAC 107)
Pastor Joan Burnett
– Calling Men: Being an Ally (Usdan 110)
Emily Rothman ’94 and Marc Bergeron, Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

3:30 – 4:45pm – SESSION II

All workshops will be repeated, with the exception of Hate Crimes (2:00) and
Cultural Awareness (3:30), both in PAC 001

5 – 6pm – “A Call to Action” Closing Reception (Daniel Family Commons)
Beth Ann Morhardt, Prevention & Training Coordinator, CT Sexual Assault Crisis Services

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