Breaking Boundaries to tackle sexual violence in higher education

Breaking-Boundaries-logo2-web-largeWe’re excited to announce our keynote speakers for day two of Breaking Boundaries, the AMOSSHE national conference 2016!

Annie Clark and Andrea Pino are two co-founders of End Rape on Campus (EROC), the US organisation that works to end sexual violence in higher education through direct support for survivors and their communities, prevention through education, and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

Annie-Clark

Annie Clark

Annie Clark (Executive Director) was a lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is a contributing writer to the Huffington Post, MSNBC, and The Chronicle Vitae. Annie helped write the Bi-Partisan Campus Safety and Accountability Act, and in 2013 she was listed alongside President Barack Obama as one of the most influential forces in higher education.

Andrea-Pino

Andrea Pino

Andrea Pino (Director of Policy & Support) is an activist who has featured in the New York Times, Vogue, CNN, Good Morning America, the Huffington Post, and many other media outlets. In 2013, she became the first student featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Influence List, and was listed on The Huffington Post’s most influential forces in higher education list.

Annie and Andrea are co-authors of the book We Believe You, a collection of 36 stories of campus sexual assault.

Annie and Andrea will speak at Breaking Boundaries on Thursday 7 July, focussing on translating the efforts of the student movement in the US to a global context. They will discuss the impact of the framing of sexual violence and how it leads to action or inaction, and the need for institutions to take responsibility for creating a safe learning environment. They will also talk about existing activism in the UK, as well as strategies for amplifying the conversation.

If you’re attending Breaking Boundaries on Thursday 7 July, you can also sign up to attend a special screening of The Hunting Ground, a documentary film about incidents of sexual assault on college campuses in the US. The documentary features contributions from Annie and Andrea, who will take part in a discussion afterwards about the film’s impact and potential to drive change.

Breaking Boundaries takes place in Glasgow from 6 to 8 July 2016. Find out more about the Breaking Boundaries programme.

Breaking Boundaries early bird discounts end next week!

If you want to book a residential place at Breaking Boundaries, you can get an early bird discount – but you must book before the end of 13 April 2016.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to make the most of your conference experience and save money at the same time!

Find out what you can save, and book your place here: Breaking Boundaries booking and prices.

 

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