9:15 am Welcome and Setting the Framework
9:30 am Sexual Violence Across Institutions: Manifestation of sexual violence in the military, the workplace, sports, and religion.
10:30 am Sexual Violence in Education Spaces
11:30 am Survivorship: Strategies for Empowerment: Helping victims of sexual violence to move beyond hurt to thriving
[Boxed Lunches Available for Pickup Between Sessions]
12:30 pm Preventing Sexual Violence: Strategies for prevention, including the need to address the phenomenon of disengaged bystanders and those who are complicit in sexual violence
1:15 pm Health Professions Responses to Sexual Violence
Parallel In-Class Session: From Victorians to Millennials: Gender, Sexuality and Violence in Literature
2:00 pm The R. Kelly Case and Sexual Violence Among Entertainment Figures
3:00 pm Gender, Race, Sexuality and Culture: Intersections and Influences
4:30 pm Trinity Policies and Resources for Sexual Assault Prevention and Assistance
Wrap up: What’s next to improve community awareness and support?
Sexual violence is a major systemic problem throughout our society, infecting major institutions and leaving individual lives devastated. As THE leading institution for women in the nation’s capital, with a deep commitment to social justice, Trinity Washington University plays a key role as a leader in convening scholars, students, advocates, survivors and service providers to learn together about all dimensions of this grievous problem and to be a voice for solutions within all of the communities and organizations touched by members of our campus community.
Trinity will host a full day to focus on this important topic from a number of perspectives. The Symposium will feature engaging panels with students and faculty giving presentations and leading discussions; outside speakers; poster presentations from class assignments; a resource fair in the Payden Academic Center lobby with healthcare professionals and representatives of various advocacy and counseling groups. In addition, films on related topics will be shown during the week.
One day is not the end; Trinity envisions ongoing programming on this topic with the April symposium as a launch for a more vigorous ongoing discussion.
As with prior symposia at Trinity (Trinity hosted two last year – Dreamers in fall 2017 and Gun Violence in spring 2018), Trinity encourages all faculty and students to participate in several ways. Certainly by attending the sessions, but more importantly for the learning values, many faculty will use the themes the group has identified, and other related topics, as material in courses, and have students work on papers or other presentations that could be part of the public programming.