Addressing sexual violence on campus in Atlanta

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matrix of intersecting identities is starting point for understanding complexity of anti-oppression work

Atlanta, GA – Last weekend, my colleague Cindy Marroquin and I had the opportunity to attend the 2010 National Conference on Sexual Assault in Our Schools to present “Addressing Sexual Violence on Campus through Feminist and Liberation Theories.”  Set in downtown Atlanta, the conference allowed us to meet non-DOJ/OVW Campus grantees doing great work across the United States.

During the workshop, Cindy and I engaged with a group of conference participants eager to discuss anti-oppression work, privilege, power and intersecting identities.  In 60 minutes, we covered a range of topics with the goal of sharing the resources/solutions campus advocates (across disciplines) have created to end sexual violence on campus.

Livia Rojas, MSSW, is the Training and Resource Coordinator in the Campus Program at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where she provides training and technical assistance to recipients of the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Grant to Reduce Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking on college and university campuses across the United States and territories. Livia has eleven years of working to advance human rights and student organizing through practice and research.

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