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In April, we reached over 4,000 people through keynotes, rallies, marches, and panels. It is the survivors we encounter on the road — their stories of trauma, healing, and activism — that remind us why we do what we do. We are proud to share our accomplishments with you.
In April, EROC presented at 24 engagements in 12 U.S. states and Canada — reaching over 4,000 people in April alone.
Andrea Pino, EROC Director of Policy & Support, spoke to NCAA executives about the role college athletics could play in abating the campus sexual assault epidemic. She urged the organization to take a leadership role in passing meaningful reforms and effective policies.
Annie and Andrea traveled to Canada, giving several large lectures and hosting meetings to foster collaboration countering sexual violence. Over the course of the month, EROC connected with advocates from Germany, Norway, Denmark, Australia, the U.K., Canada, and Brazil on various initiatives.
Sofie Karasek, Director of Education, spoke to a crowd of over 1,000 at the University of Colorado Boulder’s It’s on Us rally on the importance of moving beyond compliance and was acknowledged by Vice President Joe Biden for her activism.
Our team approached Sexual Assault Awareness Month as an opportunity to call for accountability and action. In this spirit, we launched our Take Action Portal — a platform to provide you with concrete ways you can take action to end campus sexual assault based on the intersection of where your roles and talents meet an important need.
On Tuesday, EROC stood alongside 16 senators and fellow advocates at the U.S. Senate to vocalize support for the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) as a part of renewed efforts to pass the bill. We stand behind CASA because it ensures survivors have the resources they need, provided by trained on-campus personnel; establishes a uniform and transparent discipline process; and creates enforceable penalties for violations of Title IX and the Clery Act.
We remain optimistic about CASA passing and the impact it will have on survivors and campus communities, but we need your help. Visit our CASA Action Portal to learn more about how you can use your voice to pass this transformative piece of legislation.
In April, Annie and Andrea released We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out. This collection of stories helps amplify the voices of survivors who are all too often silenced — among them, male survivors, survivors of color, and survivors in the LGBT community. The 36 brave contributors remind survivors everywhere that they are not alone.
We were joined by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the historic Sixth & I Synagogue in DC for a conversation on We Believe You and to discuss themes of trauma, healing, and everyday activism. You can find the book at most bookstores or order it here.