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Los Angeles, CA
US

424-777-EROC

End Rape on Campus (EROC) is a survivor advocacy organization dedicated to ending sexual violence through survivor support, public education, and policy and legislative reform.

We provide free, direct assistance to all survivors of gender-based and sexual violence on campus interested in filing federal complaints, organizing for change, or drawing public attention to hold their schools accountable.

We have assisted hundreds of students at dozens of schools file Title IXClery Act, and other civil rights complaints to seek justice and reform.

Mission & Vision

OUR MISSION

End Rape on Campus (EROC) works to end campus sexual violence through direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, local, state, and federal levels.

OUR VISION

We envision a world in which each individual has an educational experience free from violence, and until then, that all survivors are believed, trusted, and supported.


OUR APPROACH

Direct Support

EROC directly assists student survivors and their communities. Our work includes, but is not limited to, establishing support networks, filing federal complaints, and mentoring student activists. We help students organize for change on campus as well as work with administrators to ensure best practices are in place and enforced. Though we are not mental health or legal professionals, we are able to connect survivors to our growing network of mental health professionals and lawyers as needed.

Education

EROC trains and develops resources for staff, students, groups, and individuals on how to prevent sexual assault and support survivors, as well as the rights of students under applicable federal and state laws. EROC also provides media trainings to journalists on how to appropriately cover topics related to sexual violence.

Advocacy

EROC advocates for fair and equitable sexual assault and interpersonal violence policies and legislation on the campus, local, state, and federal levels. We support reforms that ensure holistic support for all survivors, statewide affirmative consent standards, and federal accountability for Title IX, Title II, and Clery Act enforcement.

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Who We Are

Executive Director & Co-Founder

ANNIE E. CLARK (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a co-founder of EROC, and a lead complainant in the Title IX and Clery complaints against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Political Science. She has a certificate in business from Kenan Flagler Business School, and is a former administrator at the University of Oregon. She has presented her work to the United Nations Commission on The Status of Women and is a contributing writer to the Huffington Post, MSNBC, and The Chronicle Vitae. After directly working with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, she helped write the Bi-Partisan Campus Safety and Accountability Act. She has worked on numerous state level education laws, and in 2013 was listed alongside former President Barack Obama as one of the most influential forces in higher education. Annie is featured in the award winning documentary "The Hunting Ground," and is a co-author of the book, We Believe You, a collection of 36 stories of campus sexual assault. 

You can reach Annie at aelizabethclark@endrapeoncampus.org.

Managing Director

JESS DAVIDSON (pronouns: she/her/hers) graduated with Distinction and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Denver, where her work as Student Body Vice President gained national attention for innovative sexual assault prevention and education programs and policy reform. Her advocacy has been featured in the New York Times and on the front page of The Huffington Post, and she’s presented her work at The United State of Women Summit, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, and Google. Jess is an advisor to the It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee, and in 2014, MSNBC recognized her as a top female leader in college politics. She worked in the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement in Fall 2016, as intern to the Front Office team for Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett. Jess was named an It’s On Us White House Champion of Change in April 2016, an honor given to ten students in the United States for their work to address campus sexual assault.

You can reach Jess at jdavidson@endrapeoncampus.org.

Executive Assistant

CHRISTINE FEI (pronouns: she/her/hers) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Studies with a concentration in Health Communication from the Johns Hopkins University. While at Johns Hopkins, she was the co-director of the Sexual Assault Resource Unit (SARU), through which she administered trainings on how to support survivors, led activism, and organized campus programming. She was also a hotline respondent for SARU’s peer-run crisis hotline. Christine previously interned at FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, a survivor-led grassroots organization aimed at upsetting the culture of rape and promoting a culture of consent through large-scale art actions. She is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

 

Communications Fellow

JULIA HASKINS (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a writer, editor, and reporter dedicated to stamping out sexual assault and shedding light on rape culture. A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing at Northwestern University, Julia has used her journalism background to inform readers about the issues most important to her. She is especially passionate about media related to health and feminism. Julia's writing has appeared in outlets such as ReadersDigest.com, People.com, Healthline, Parents.com, and more. 

You can reach Julia at jhaskins@endrapeoncampus.org.

Director of Education & Co-Founder

SOFIE KARASEK (pronouns: she/her/hers)is an advocate for gender equity on campuses nationwide. She is a co-founder and the Director of Education of the survivor advocacy group End Rape on Campus, and prior to her graduation from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015, she spearheaded several federal complaints against Berkeley and has assisted students nationwide in holding universities accountable to Title IX. Sofie has also been a leading advocate for California's groundbreaking affirmative consent law and her work has been featured in national and international media, including The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, CNN, and Bloomberg Businessweek. She is also a subject in the documentary film "The Hunting Ground" and was featured in Lady Gaga's performance at the 2016 Academy Awards.

You can reach Sofie at skarasek@endrapeoncampus.org.

Research Fellow

SHANTA KATIPAMULA (pronouns: she/her/hers) is a rising junior at Stanford University where she studies Environmental Systems Engineering. Over the past year, Shanta served as the Chair of the Associated Students of Stanford University where she spent a lot of time pushing the administration to reform its sexual violence policies. Her interest in Stanford's policies started during her time as an intern at Stanford's Womens Community Center freshman year. Shanta was instrumental in getting Stanford to pilot a new online sexual assault reporting tool called Callisto. She was born and raised in Richland, WA.

 

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Project Manager

CHARDONNAY MADKINS (pronouns: she/her/hers)is a womanist and activist serving the Los Angeles area. She received her Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology and Urban & Environmental Policy from Occidental College. As one of the few black women leaders on Occidental's campus, Chardonnay Madkins played a prominent role in the institution's Black Student Alliance and also co-founded the Oxy Sexual Assault Coalition, where she shed light on issues involving survivors of color and mobilized students and faculty to demand administrators appropriately handle sexual assault cases. She dedicates her time advocating specifically for Black survivors and changing policies around sexual assault. She maintains a passion for knowledge and aspires to continue her education of human rights and womanist politics in order to give voice to the voiceless.

You can reach Chardonnay at cmadkins@endrapeoncampus.org

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Resource Development Fellow

TERRAN PIEROLA (pronouns they/them) is genderfluid, mixed race, queer boi. As a writer, editor, and a passionate activist for intersectional womxn of color feminism, Terran intends to help change the world through community building and institutionalizing inclusivity. Their interests and experience focus on creating supportive and educational resources for gender non-conforming, trans, and queer folks; queer fashion & film; and advocating for critical pedagogy in mainstream spaces. They graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in English, and currently live in Los Angeles.

 

 

Policy Research Fellow

BRITTANI SKYERS-WHITE (pronouns: she/her/hers) graduated with Distinction and a Bachelor of Arts in Women's Studies from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY. She completed her undergraduate honors thesis on the ways in which contemporary Black women artists trouble discursive meanings of the body and offer new configurations for it through performance. While at Vassar, Brittani served as co-editor-in-chief of the College's first alternative, online news source, Boilerplate Magazine. While co-editor-in-chief of Boilerplate Magazine, Brittani helped publish a series of articles about on-campus sexual assault in an effort to amplify the voices of survivors and promote dialogue about campus, state, and federal level sexual assault policies. She is incredibly excited to join EROC's team as she continues to advocate for survivor-centric sexual assault legislation. 


We want to acknowledge the work of former EROC team members and co-founders Kristin Brown, Danielle Dirks, Caroline Heldman, and Andrea Pino. We thank you. 

EROC is a member of TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono service that links high-impact social enterprises and NGOs with top law firms who offer free legal assistance.




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