NSAC Plenary Speakers Announced!

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NSAC is less than a week away and we cannot wait to see you all in Los Angeles!

We are thrilled to announce our speakers for the Plenary Sessions on September 2, 3, and 4. This year’s speakers will infuse their messages with musings from our conference theme: “Inspired by Progress, United by Purpose”. We are lucky enough to feature individuals who have worked in the movement to end sexual violence for decades and the fresh faces of young student activists.

To highlight, on Day 1, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama will be joining. Additionally, we will be featuring a panel of long-time activists and leaders in the field in California. And, rounding out Day 1, we are pleased to have Kamilah Willingham who shared her story in “The Hunting Ground“, representing the next generation of activists.

On Day 2, author and filmmaker, Jackson Katz will kick us off. Followed by Anita Raj, esteemed researched from UC San Diego’s Center on Gender Equity and Health, and Professor, Division of Global Public Health.

Lastly, during our closing Plenary on Day 3, we will be joined by Lilia Garcia-Brower of Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund and Mónica Ramírez, founder of Justice for Migrant Women, and will feature a extended preview of Frontline’s investigative report, “Rape on the Night Shift“.

Many state and federal leaders in the field will also be present. A full list of plenary speakers, including introductions, can be found below. Click here to download the full Conference Program. 

Day 1 Plenary – Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Sandra Henriquez, MBA, Executive Director

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Mark S. Ghilarducci, Director

California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services

Bea Hanson, Principal Deputy Director

United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

Debra Houry, MD, MPH, Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Carrie Bettinger-López, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women

Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama,
Chair, White House Council on Women and Girls

Gloria Sandoval, Chief Executive Officer

STAND! For Families Free of Violence

Beckie Masaki, Co-Director

Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

Alva Moreno, former Director of Sexual Assault Crisis Services

YWCA Greater Los Angeles

Kamilah Willingham, Program and Outreach Director

California Women’s Law Center

Day 2 Plenary – Thursday, September 3, 2015

Welcome and Announcements

David S. Lee, Director of Prevention Services

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault / PreventConnect

Jill Habig, Special Assistant Attorney General

Executive Office of California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris

National Partnership Announcement

Sandra Henriquez, MBA, Executive Director

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and PreventConnect

Monika Johnson Hostler, President

National Alliance to End Sexual Violence

Delilah Rumburg, CEO

Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Plenary Session Speakers

Jackson Katz, Ph.D., Co-Founder

Mentors in Violence Prevention

Anita Raj, PhD, Director

Center on Gender Equity and Health, and Professor, Division of Global Public Health, Department of Medicine, UC San Diego

Day 3 Plenary – Friday, September 4, 2015

Welcome and Announcements

Sandra Henriquez, MBA, Executive Director

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and PreventConnect

David S. Lee, Director of Prevention Services

California Coalition Against Sexual Assault and PreventConnect

Plenary Session Speakers

Lilia Garcia-Brower, Executive Director

Maintenance Cooperation Trust Fund

Mónica Ramírez, Founder

Justice for Migrant Women

Shaina Brown

Shaina Brown is responsible for managing strategic communications and providing analysis on legislative issues related to sexual violence. Shaina has a background in public affairs, media relations and grant management. Shaina joined the movement to end sexual violence in 2009, serving as a volunteer for Jeans 4 Justice, a San Diego based social change organization.

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