EDIT: For emotional and electoral considerations, this event has been rescheduled to late November/early December.
Wednesday, November 9 6:15 PM – 8 PM
What role Penn should play in combatting campus sexual violence?
What capabilities do students have in forcing the administration to act?
What can we do with organizations that send harmful messages?
If you are frustrated with the campus culture and institutional inertia, this is the forum for you. Come join Sofie Karasek, a co-founder of End Rape on Campus, as she helps us grapple with these questions. This will be a guided group discussion where everyone is encouraged to contribute. Having been extensively involved in campus activism, Title IX litigation, and survivor advocacy, Sofie is uniquely experienced in redirecting passion into tangible results.
Sofie Karasek is the Director of Education of the national survivor advocacy organization, End Rape on Campus (EROC). The organization works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.
EROC has filed over 75 federal complaints, provided assistance to 700+ survivors, and been instrumental in passing survivor rights legislation in California (affirmative consent), Massachusetts (rape kits), Virginia (trauma informed curricula & education), Illinois (confidential advisor & taskforces) and more.
Sofie is a leading advocate for California’s affirmative consent law and a plaintiff against UC Berkeley’s on Title IX violations. She has written for the Guardian and the New York Times, and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg Businessweek, and documentary film “The Hunting Ground.”
To get into College Hall, please use the East Entrance by Fisher Fine Arts.
Cosponsored by Vagina Monologues, Penn Women’s Center, Lambda Alliance, and SPEC.