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Wednesday Panel Features Speakers from Lifetime Documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’
The interactive panel discussion “Surviving the Silence: A Conversation on Race and Sexual Assault” will occur on Wednesday, April 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Schine Student Center’s Goldstein Auditorium. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with resource tables available. Due to its sensitive nature, the discussion is closed to the media.
Throughout the evening, moderator Angela M. Douglas, associate director of Vera House Inc., will host an interactive discussion surrounding the intersections between race and sexual assault. This forum is intended to provide the University community with pertinent information regarding prevention, survival, resources and reporting mechanisms. Panel participants are Danielle M. Jones, staff therapist of the Counseling Center, and Linda Carty, associate professor of African American studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, along with Lizzette Martinez and Faith Rodgers from the Lifetime documentary “Surviving R. Kelly.”
“We look forward to sparking important conversations for our panel and audience,” says Marissa Willingham, program associate for budgets and operations in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
The event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs; the Office of Health Promotion; the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services; the Office of Student Assistance; the Counseling Center; the Panhellenic Council; the Student Association; and Vera House Inc. It is made possible by “your student fee” and co-curricular funding.
American Sign Language interpretation and Communication Access Real Time Translation will be provided. For questions or to request accommodations, contact Marissa L. Willingham (315.443.9676).