Wednesday, November 19th, EROC Co-founder, Andrea Pino, accepted a "Wonder Award" and the #Msat42 award luncheon in Washington D.C, alongside members of Know Your IX and The Black Women's Blueprint, and Emma Sulkowicz of #CarryThatWeight in commemoration of our work to help end sexual violence on campus.
Andrea accepted the award on behalf of the entire EROC team, and was joined by Emerson College activist, and lead complainant, Sarah Tedesco. Although thankful, she encouraged the room of more than 400 feminist activists to remember all the ways campus sex assault impacts survivors long after the violation has occurred. "Perpetrators are graduating while survivors are dropping out of school," Andrea said, stopping to share her how she became the first person in her family to attend college when she was awarded a scholarship to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but faced major sacrifices when fighting for equity on campus.
To read more of about the event, visit the Ms. Magazine feature article here: