CONVO: Sexual Assault Prevalence & Prevention


CONVO: Sexual Assault Prevalence & Prevention

Posted by Centre News in Convocations 02 Nov 2017
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Date(s) - 11/02/2017
7:00 pm

Norton Center for the Arts - Newlin Hall


Sexual Assault Prevalence & Prevention with Attorney General Andy Beshear
Since his swearing-in in January 2016, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has tirelessly fought for sexual assault and rape survivors. After discovering a backlog of more than 3000 untested rape kits in Kentucky, General Beshear pledged to test every kit and has since tested 1000+. Last year the Kentucky legislature approved $4.5 million to alleviate the backlog, and General Beshear’s office allocated $50,000 to researchers at the University of Louisville to ensure a rape kit in Kentucky never goes untested again. His Office of Victims Advocacy works closely with organizations like the Center for Women and Families and the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center in Danville. General Beshear truly personifies what it means to be an advocate and is passionate about sexual assault prevention and justice for survivors. He will discuss the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses across the nation and what we can do here to make positive change. You’ll hear from SPEAC about ways Centre is growing a caring community committed to addressing sexual misconduct and ensuring all students feel safe where they work, live, and study.