Angela Exson to address barriers to sexual violence prevention

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Angela Exson

Angela Exson

Angela Exson, a national leader in interpersonal violence prevention, will speak on Tuesday, April 20, at 6 p.m.

Her talk, "Crossing the Divide: Addressing Systemic Barriers to Sexual Violence Prevention," will focus on factors that contribute to sexual violence. How is the prevalence of sexual violence related to power, privilege and oppression? What are the long-term effects? Are there special considerations for BIPOC and low-income students? How can we engage students to use campus and community resources?

She has over 20 years of experience in advocacy, education, and leadership. She has held positions at the University of Illinois, Chicago; and Stanford University. She advises academic and professional institutions on strategies to effectively address gender-based misconduct and violence. She is particularly passionate about reducing disparities that negatively impact marginalized and underserved communities.

Her talk is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month events at Union. For a full list of events, visit here.

Ms. Exson also will present a fireside chat on April 21 co-sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Affairs, Caribbean Student Association and Black Student Union.