Intersectional Experiences of Sexual Violence Discussion
Join the TRUSU Equity Committee as we mark International Women’s Day and discuss intersectional experiences of sexual violence.
Sexual violence is a massive topic of mainstream debate, with movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp focusing attention on the issue. However, Indigenous, LGBTQ+, racialized folks, persons engaged in sex work, and other marginalized communities are often excluded from these societal conversations. We often have harmful stereotypes about who sexual violence victims/survivors or perpetrators are. This thinking limits us from protecting everyone who needs protection and from holding all perpetrators accountable for their actions.
Participants in this event will hear from campus and community speakers with experience or expertise with different communities’ experiences of sexual violence. They will raise awareness of the ways in which the experiences of these communities are left out of sexual violence conversations, and discuss what we can do to embrace intersectionality to include everyone in important conversations about sexual violence.
Natalie Clark – TRU, Social Work Faculty
Dr. Mahtab Nazemi – TRU, Education Faculty
Jillian Watson – ASK Wellness, SHOP (Social and Health Options for Persons in Sex Work) Program
All are welcome to listen or discuss how we can go beyond the stereotypes and combat sexual violence for everyone!
About the Committee
The TRUSU Equity Committee is a group of eight elected and appointed students who work to raise awareness about the systemic oppression of marginalized communities in society, and to challenge that oppression on campus. For more information about the mandate and members of the Equity Committee, click here.
Mar 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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