breakout session #1


It happened to me off-campus

ROOM: 350

Technology Safety and Intimate Partner Violence

ROOM: 352

Mobilize Not Marginalize: The Importance of Centering the Margins

Speaker[s]Venkayla Haynes, Survivor Advocate & Community Organizer

Beyond Higher Ed: Amplify Your Voice to Prevent Sexual Violence in Schools

ROOM: 301

Campus and Community Responses to Sexual Assault

Speaker[s]Eric Stiles and Lisa Winchell-Caldwell, Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence 

Description: This workshop through lecture and interactive style will assist participants in creating a larger context for the effects of sexual violence on students. We understand that there are survivors of sexual violence in every arena of our lives. Participants will acquire increased knowledge of the ways in which child sexual assault, teen sexual violence and multiple forms of sexual violence affects the college experience for staff and students. We encourage individuals to ask questions and participate throughout this training.

Speaker[s]Corbin Streett, National Network to End Domestic Violence

Description: This training will examine ways technology is misused in the context of intimate partner violence, and explore strategies survivors and their allies can use to enhance online privacy and safety. The presenter will briefly discuss approaches to documentation and evidence collection, and participants will leave with access to resources they can use to expand their knowledge and understanding of technology safety.   

ROOM: 310 B

Description: This session will focus on the history of marginalized folks in the movement to eradicate sexual violence, while also highlighting why it is important to center their experiences and uplift their voices and how we as a movement go about doing that.

Speaker[s]Jamie Erdheim and Stephanie DiPonio, Michigan Organization on Adolescent Sexual Health

Description: Are you in high school? We want to hear about your experiences! Join MOASH and members of MY Voice for a discussion about what's happening around consent and sexual violence prevention in your schools. We'll then brainstorm ways that students can advocate around these issues in their schools and support survivors.

Speaker[s]Danielle Hagaman-Clark, Criminal Division of the Michigan Department of Attorney General; Chief Brandon DeHaan, Grand Valley State University Department of Public Safety; Lt. Andrea Munford, Michigan State University Police Department;  Melody Werner, Michigan State University; and Amy Merkle, SafeHouse Center; Moderated by Angie Povilaitis, Michigan Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention & Treatment Board


ROOM: Auditorium

Description: A comprehensive, thorough, and trauma-informed response to reports of sexual assault can help survivors feel safe and empowered to come forward. This panel of experts will discuss about how collaboration between campus communities and law enforcement when responding to sexual assault can help keep communities safe. They will also share  best practices that can be used to help create an environment where sexual assault is appropriately responded to and addressed.

Counselors and support dogs are located on the 3rd floor in the
Lake Michigan & Lake Superior rooms.