Athletes as leaders to combat sexual violence

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Audience at It's On Us SummitRALIANCE is proud to be a sponsor of the first ever It’s On Us National Student Leadership Summit to Combat Sexual Assault held last week at Ohio University in Athens, OH. RALIANCE’s John Finley presented a workshop for student activists and leaders committed to ending sexual violence nationwide that focused on how sports culture can be leveraged as a critical part of the solution to ending sexual assault on college campuses, and how our work can move beyond simply labeling athletes as perpetrators to an understanding best practices for engaging them in a prevention movement.  Students shared their experiences with sports culture on their campuses, and discussed the best ways to get athletes to take preventing sexual violence seriously.

RALIANCE has developed its Sport + Prevention Center that highlights strategies and resources for sport to be part of the solution to end sexual violence.  CALCASA is a partner is the national partnership RALIANCE.

David Lee

David S. Lee, MPH, is the Director of Prevention Services at the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) where he provides training and technical assistance on prevention. David manages the national project Prevention Connection, an online community of violence against women prevention practitioners, funders, researchers and activists. For over 29 years David has worked in efforts to end domestic violence and sexual assault.

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