Sexual Assault on College Campuses:
How DV Providers Can Help
Join us on Thursday, April 14, 2011
12 to 1 pm ET
It has been a year since Yeardley Love was murdered on her UVA campus. We know that sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking occurs on college campuses. But we don’t know what, if anything has changed. Join us as we look at a model program at UW- Madison that provides a multidisciplinary and survivor centered approach in coordinating services and prevention efforts to better serve students, providers and community members at large. This webinar will address the challenges campuses face in ending sexual violence, review how community based organizations can work with campuses as well as discuss opportunities for collaboration with funding programs offered by the federal government.
Leading the discussion:
Dan Esparza, is the Director of Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). The Campus Program is a federal grant program through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) focusing on reducing sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on college campuses, and includes over 100 campuses as part of the program.
Carmen Hotvedt, Violence Prevention Specialist and project director for the campus grant program at UW-Madison. In her role, Carmen works with students, faculty, staff, and community organizations to further a spectrum of violence prevention through programmatic initiatives, systems advocacy, and coordinated response models. A queer feminist activist working to end violence against women since 1996, Carmen is a former staff member of the Montana Coalition Against Domestic And Sexual Violence, the Toledo, Ohio, YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the University of Toledo Sexual Assault Education and Prevention Program, and PRIDE! Montana.
Livia Rojas, is the Training & Resource Coordinator of the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA). Livia provides technical assistance on coordinated community response efforts to college and university campuses funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Prior to joining CALCASA in 2009, Livia worked at Columbia University School of Social, Sanctuary For Families in New York City, and the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego & Imperial Counties.
• Campus environment: an overview of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking on campus
• Brief description of U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women Campus Grant Program- What it is and what it is not
• UW- Madison Program- What are the issues on campus; how it affects students; and how advocates outside of campus can collaborate
• Campus & Community Collaborations for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking