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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


Our Staff

Interim Executive Director

JESS DAVIDSON (pronouns: she/her/hers) is the Interim Executive Director of End Rape on Campus. Her nationally-recognized advocacy has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, CNN, MSNBC, Good Morning America, and been presented around the country with groups like The United State of Women Summit, The National Network to End Domestic Violence, and Google. Jess also serves on the Ending Violence Against Women Advisory Council at the Biden Foundation. In 2014, MSNBC recognized her as a top female leader in college politics. Prior to joining the EROC team, she led grassroots reform in her campus community as Student Body Vice President of the University of Denver, then worked in the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement in Fall 2016. 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.

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Research Manager

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. 

You can reach Christine at cfei@endrapeoncampus.org.

 

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Operations Associate

KENDALL SAX-STEVENS (pronouns: she/her/hers or they/them/theirs) graduated with a B.S. in Nonprofit Management from North Park University. While there, they lead the Nonprofit Leadership Club and transformed the presence of the organization on campus and the surrounding community. Kendall’s dedication to the development and radical momentum of the nonprofit sector has been the cornerstone to their career and education. Kendall has been honored with the Jimmie R. Alford Boys and Girls Club Development Internship and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance NextGen award. In 2018, Kendall became a Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP). Their dedication to enhancing social equity has been highlighted by their work in data analysis, digital communications, and large event planning at organizations such as Our Revolution, Women’s March, Greenpeace USA, the YMCA of the USA, and more. In 2016, Kendall began grassroots organizing at the intersection of recovery from addictions and sexual violence. Since then, Kendall has been a part of national and local efforts to create survivor support networks, develop organizational policy change, and rallied and organized survivors and allies to elevate the discussion and bring change to local communities in an effort to uproot and discard underlying pervasive rape culture.

You can reach Kendall at kendall@endrapeoncampus.org

Communications Director

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CATALINA VELASQUEZ (pronouns: She/Her/Hers/Goddess) Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian, Catalina is an alumnus of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, where she majored in International Politics: International Law, Norms, & Institutions with a Certificate in Women and Gender Studies. Her thesis was titled "Immigrant Women: the Documented, the Undocumented, and the Invisible; The Female Face of Immigration." Catalina is the first transgender immigrant Latina appointed as a Commissioner for the D.C. Office of Latino Affairs since 2013 and was hand picked by the 2016 Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign to join the Vermont U.S. Senator's LGBT Policy team. After the campaign, Catalina joined the legacy organization Our Revolution as a founding Board member and Vice-Chair. Recently, Catalina was named one of Rolling Stone’s “16 Young Americans Shaping the 2016 Election” and one of Mitu’s “Young Latinos that are Leaving a Footprint in Politics.” Currently, Catalina also serves on the Board of Directors of Megaphone Strategies, a strategic communication national nonprofit, and GetEqual, a national LGBTQ grassroots organization. She is also part of the Board of Directors of the first bipartisan Transgender PAC: Trans United Fund and in the Board of Inclusv a diversity employment initiative to diversify the political and policy fields. Catalina volunteers as part of the Advisory Council of United We DREAM's Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project: the largest immigrant youth organization in the country.

Catalina has been featured various times on NPR radio, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, NBC, Univision, CNN, Latina Magazine, Everyday Feminism, the Advocate, the Huffington Post, WUSA9, America’s Voice, Glamour, Washington City Paper, International Business Times, among others. 

You can reach Catalina at catalina@endrapeoncampus.org


We want to acknowledge the work of former EROC team members and co-founders Kristin Brown, Annie E. Clark, Danielle Dirks, Caroline Heldman, Andrea Pino, and Sofie Karasek. 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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