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.