Recap: White House “It’s on Us” Summit

With Office of the Vice President staff Cailin Crockett, Kristina Rose, and Olivia

With Office of the Vice President staff Cailin Crockett, Kristina Rose, and Olivia

Last week, I had the great pleasure of attending the White House Office of the Vice President’s “It’s on Us” Summit. Attended by a constellation of anti-sexual violence allies, from survivors, to elected officials, social media celebrities, and athletics officials, this event was a celebration of the progress that we have made as a movement, since the White House Task Force Protecting Students from Sexual Assault was formed three years ago. In one of his final public addresses as Vice President, Joe Biden spoke passionately about his plans to continue to serve as an ally in the field by creating an anti-sexual assault foundation.

On behalf of CALCASA, and as a survivor, #ThankYouJoe for your leadership and dedication to ending sexual assault.

To read more about the Summit and White House’s work to end sexual violence, see our blog.

Meghan Yap

Meghan first became involved with the fight to end sexual assault as a research assistant with UC San Diego Medical School’s Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH). Through her work with the “It’s on Us” campaign, Meghan speaks publically about her experiences with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), rape, and recovery with the hope that her story will empower other survivors. In April 2016, Vice President Joe Biden awarded Meghan the White House “Champion of Change” honor for her efforts to address campus sexual assault and promote survivor-centered services and policies at UC San Diego. In her free time, Meghan volunteers as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for clinics in developing/underserved regions.

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