Join the conversation with featured guests Mary De Lucia (Sexual Assault Crisis Center, YWCA New Britain) and Claire Capozzi (Women for Change, University of Hartford).
Sexual violence is a common occurrence on college campuses. Consider:
• According to a 2008 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, more than 25% of women who report rapes are between 18-24 years old
• A 2000 National Institute of Justice report indicates that over the course of a college career, the percentage of completed or attempted campus rapes may be as high as 20-25% of all female students
• The Justice Department estimates that fewer than 5% of completed or attempted rapes of college women are reported to law enforcement, far below the 40% rate for the general population
• National Institute of Justice reports that in 80-90% of cases victim and assailant know each other.
The Salon will focus on identifying solutions to combat sexual violence on campuses and inspiring individuals to take action.To learn more about this topic in preparation for the Salon, we recommend:
- Take Back the Night
- "Obama Seeks to Raise Awareness of Rape on Campus," The New York Times
- Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action, by The White House Council on Women and Girls
The event is free and takes place in the Stowe Visitor Center. Following a brief presentation by Salon guests, the audience is invited to join the discussion. Reservations: Info@StoweCenter.org or 860-522-9258, ext. 317.