UNC Asheville Hosts “Speak-Out” on Sexual Harassment
Wed, 04/04/2012 - 8:24am
UNC Asheville will host a sexual harassment “speak-out” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 11, in the Humanities Lecture Hall on the campus. Taking place during April, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the speak-out will bring voice to diverse experiences of sexual harassment, and provide information about preventing and defending oneself against sexual harassment. The event is free and open to the public.
Participants will have the opportunity to share personal stories and raise questions in person. Those who prefer to remain anonymous can use index cards or submit emails in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org. The speak-out is designed to raise awareness of sexual harassment, and provide information on how to report, prevent and address such situations, to help create equal and just workplace and school environments. Shared stories will be a key component of this event.
The speak-out will also include short presentations and panel discussions with human resources professionals; representatives from Our VOICE, the Buncombe County crisis intervention and prevention agency serving victims of sexual violence; Kayla Hopkins of the UNC Asheville student organization Speak Up; and Associate Professor Lori Horvitz and Assistant Professor Amanda Wray, both of UNC Asheville’s Literature Department.