Monday, Sept. 17, 2018
Summit to be held at Western Michigan University on Monday, Sept. 24
LANSING, Mich. — Best practices for responding to and preventing sexual assault are at the forefront of First Lady Sue Snyder’s fourth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault summit. The event, which is a continuation of an ongoing campaign to inform communities, empower individuals and ultimately bring an end to campus sexual assault in Michigan, will be hosted at Western Michigan University on Monday, Sept. 24.
“Michigan is a model state in the fight to end campus sexual assault, and this year’s summit will continue building upon the important conversations we started four years ago,” First Lady Sue Snyder said. “This movement is more than just talking about campus sexual assault—it’s about being part of the solution to end it. We’re going to do whatever it takes to create a better environment for survivors while developing comprehensive solutions for prevention in Michigan.”
Co-hosted by state Senators Tonya Schuitmaker and Rebekah Warren, and state Representatives Laura Cox and Kristy Pagan, the summit is a bipartisan effort bringing together college and university representatives, legislators, law enforcement officials, and students for a series of panels and networking sessions.
Summit attendees will hear from several nationally-recognized experts on the topic of campus sexual assault. Speakers and topics include:
Based on available space, summit attendance is limited to campus representatives and issue experts. A livestream option will be available, with details to access it being announced later this week.
Summit sponsors include:
All general sessions of the summit will be open to media. A breakout session focused on best practices for reporting on sexual assault without re-victimizing will be open to press, and all members of the media are encouraged to attend. The reporting session is included in Breakout Session #1, which immediately follows the opening keynote panel discussion.
Media who wish to attend the summit must RSVP to GovNewsroom@michigan.gov and present valid press credentials onsite to be admitted.
Additional summit details, information about speakers, and the full agenda can be found at www.endcampussexualassault.com.
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