On Monday, December 15, 11:30 a.m –12:30 p.m., msnbc national reporter Irin Carmon moderated a panel on ending campus sexual assault featuring leaders in government and education.
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More about the participants:
KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, U.S. Senator, has served in the Senate since January 2009. In 2013 and 2014, she earned national recognition for fighting the Pentagon over how sexual assaults are handled by our military, creating a unique bipartisan coalition in the process. She is now helping to lead a bipartisan coalition taking on the issue of sexual assaults on our college campuses – all while continuing her successful Off the Sidelines project that supports women candidates across the country. Her work led TIME Magazine to name her as one of 2014’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and the Daily News to place her number four on its list of “50 Most Powerful Women in New York.” Kirsten has also been recognized as one of Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s “150 Women Who Shake the World” and earlier this year became a New York Times Bestselling Author.
RANDI WEINGARTEN, president of the American Federation of Teachers, represents 1.6 million members who are teachers; paraprofessionals and school-related personnel; higher education faculty and staff; nurses and other healthcare professionals; local, state and federal government employees; and early childhood educators. Prior to her election as AFT president in 2008, Weingarten served for 12 years as president of the United Federation of Teachers, in New York. In 2013, the New York Observer named Weingarten one of the most influential New Yorkers of the past 25 years. Washington Life magazine included Weingarten on its 2013 Power 100 list of influential leaders.
TRICIA BENT-GOODLEY, Director of the Interpersonal Violence Prevention Program at Howard University, is a professor of social work, who established and oversees the office dedicated to providing prevention education, advocacy, intervention, policy development, coordination and bystander prevention education in the areas of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. As the Editor-in-Chief of Social Work, the flagship journal of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), she is the second African American woman to serve in this role in the journal’s nearly 60-year history. She is the author/editor of four books, including The Ultimate Betrayal: A Renewed Look at Intimate Partner Violence, and By Grace: Challenges, Strengths and Promise of African American Marriage.
ANNIE E. CLARK, co-founder of End Rape on Campus, is one of five complainants who filed two federal complaints lodged against the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for their mishandling of rape cases and violations of federal law. Since then, she has worked with students at twenty-two institutions to file similar federal complaints, and has helped form a national network of students and staff aimed at preventing sexual assault and holding schools accountable for breaking gender equity laws. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Political Science, a teaching license, and a graduate certificate in Business.
ANDREA PINO, co-founder of End Rape on Campus, is a first generation college student, and attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she majored in Political Science and English, and pursued research around the policy framing of Title IX, and campus violence. Andrea filed a Federal Complaint with the Department of Education against UNC, and her activism has been featured on front page of The New York Times, Vogue, CNN, Good Morning America, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show, and countless other media sources. Along with Annie, she helped advocate for the Bi-Partisan Campus Safety and Accountability Act.