Medgar Evers College Presents a Discussion on Sexual Assault, April 4

On Monday, April 4, 2011, the Medgar Evers College Sexual Assault Committee, in collaboration with the community organization Men Can Stop Rape, presents “Preventing Violence and Sexual Assault on Campus” – a gender neutral discussion addressing violence and sexual assault in the college setting from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm in the President’s Conference Center (B 1008).

Guest speaker Joseph Samalin, Coordinator of Training & Tech Assistance at Men Can Stop Rape, will speak to the audience on topics such as gender bias and sexual assault. Mr. Samalin has been an educator and activist, working on issues of gender – based violence for over 15 years. He has served as a trainer with the Anti-Stalking Program at Safe Horizon; as the Peer Leadership Coordinator at violence in teen dating prevention organization Day One, provided expert testimony to the New York City Council regarding sexual assault prevention in the New York City public school system, and worked with the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence in the creation of a curriculum for teen dating violence prevention amongst runaway homeless youth in New York.

The Medgar Evers College Sexual Assault Committee is a proactive body that provides information on campus resources, reporting, and guidelines on issues surrounding sexual assault. Men Can Stop Rape is an organization which mobilizes men and boys in communities to prevent men’s violence against women. It builds men’s capacity to challenge harmful aspects of traditional masculinity, to value alternative visions of male strength, and to embrace their vital role as allies with women and girls in fostering healthy relationships and gender equity. Men Can Stop Rape is also currently working with a number of individual CUNY campuses and university-wide to enhance programming relating to the recently passed CUNY-wide policy addressing gender-based violence.

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About Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.