Since the #MeToo movement gained national attention, college campuses are grappling with how to create safe spaces, support survivors of sexual violence and educate students about harmful norms of masculinity and behaviors that can lead to self-detrimental, sexist, and sometimes violent behavior, including sexual assault. Some campuses are seeing renewed interest in existing programs, while others are addressing this issue for the first time by educating all students about healthy relationships and anti-violence measures.
As a survivor of childhood incest and college sexual assault, Chevara Orrin understands first-hand the challenge of stigma and trauma. She also knows the power of perseverance and survivorship. She will share her extraordinary journey of self-discovery, forgiveness and reconciliation, and how she learned to transform tragedy into triumph and become an advocate for herself and others. Thrust into the spotlight during a very public 2008 incest trial involving her father, acclaimed civil rights leader Chevara Orrin shares how she navigated media scrutiny and public opinion and found space to heal.
This event was published on April 19, 2021.