Advocates Sponsoring Sexual Assault Prevention Summit

Dec. 22, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Representatives from local hospitals, advocacy groups, law enforcement and universities will come together Jan. 8 for a Bloomington-Normal sexual assault prevention summit at Illinois Wesleyan University.

The summit is intended to strengthen collaborations among community partners, and to understand local processes and resources for working with victims of sexual assault. 

“As a college town, we believe we have much to learn from each other about how to strengthen our intersecting responses to sexual assault and to demonstrate support for victims in our community,” said Karla Carney-Hall, vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Illinois Wesleyan. Summit presentations will cover the national context for federal mandates to universities regarding sexual assault and the implications for community agencies.

The summit is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Memorial Center, 104 E. University Ave., on the Illinois Wesleyan campus. The event is sponsored by Illinois Wesleyan’s Division of Student Affairs in collaboration with Illinois State University and YWCA Stepping Stones. More information is available from Carney-Hall at 556-3111 or Nicole Kirstein, senior director, Stepping Stones at 662-0461 Ext. 271. The event is free, but registration is required by Jan. 1.