Summit to be held at the University of Michigan on Friday, Sept. 30
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
LANSING, Mich. — First Lady Sue Snyder today announced the speakers and sessions that will be featured at the second campus sexual assault prevention summit being held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
The day long “Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let’s End Campus Sexual Assault” Summit aims to make Michigan a model state in the fight against sexual assault amongst the college-age population. The summit is a continuation of an ongoing campaign to inform communities, empower individuals and ultimately bring an end to campus sexual assault.
“Sexual assault is a sensitive topic that has rightfully gained national attention, and I’m proud that Michigan is a leader in addressing this issue,” Sue Snyder said. “I’m honored to be hosting another Summit that will continue our goal to change the culture surrounding assault in order to ultimately end sexual assault on our college and university campuses.”
Co-hosted by state Senators Tonya Schuitmaker and Rebekah Warren, and state Representatives Laura Cox and Marilyn Lane, the summit is a bipartisan effort bringing together college and university representatives, legislators, law enforcement officials and students for a series of panels and networking sessions.
Added components to this year’s summit include incorporating student athletes and members of campus Greek life into the conversation, starting the conversation with high-school students and highlighting Michigan’s colleges and universities that have received Campus Sexual Assault Grant dollars to launch assault prevention programs on campuses.
Summit attendees will hear from a number of nationally recognized experts on the topic of college sexual assault. Speakers include:
Based on available space, summit attendance is limited to campus representatives and issue experts. A live stream option will be available with information to follow.
Summit sponsors include:
All general sessions of the summit will be open to media. Media who wish to attend the summit must RSVP to GovNewsroom@michigan.gov and present valid press credentials onsite in order to be admitted.
Additional summit details, speakers and a full summit agenda can be found at www.endcampussexualassault.com.