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Advocacy Week: Gender in Higher Education

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Learn how to advocate for gender equity & better Title IX protections!

Combatting Gender Discrimination and Sexual Violence in Higher Education

Kimberly Barboza (Salem State ’19), Elizabeth Kim (Stanford ’22), and Sarah Jurinsky (George Washington University ’19) will share their experiences as student organizers and young professionals working to advance civil rights for students facing gender discrimination and sexual violence on college campuses across the U.S. This event will include an overview of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, former Education Secretary Betsy Devos’ efforts to undermine students’ civil rights, and how current students can advocate for better Title IX protections at schools across Massachusetts and the country. 

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Kimberly Barboza (she/they) is a 2019 graduate of Salem State University and lifelong Massachusetts resident. She is a 2019 Center for Civic Engagement Hall of Fame Honoree, a former Policy Fellow of the national non-profit organization End Rape On Campus, a survivor of sexual violence, and a freelance sexual assault prevention educator. They currently volunteer as a legal observer with the National Lawyer’s Guild, and organize for several community fridges across Southeastern MA.

Elizabeth “Betsy” Kim (she/her) is a junior at Stanford University majoring in economics. In 2019, she was the Campus Data Fellow at End Rape on Campus. At Stanford, she is a Sexual Violence Prevention Fellow for the student government, the President of the Asian Women’s Alliance, and a research assistant for the Program on Democracy and the Internet at the Cyber Policy Center. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting the movie theater and driving along the Pacific Coast Highway.

Sarah Jurinsky (she/her) is an Education Specialist at the Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. She has past experience in working on sexual violence and harassment policies on campus, state, and federal levels at organizations like End Rape On Campus and SurvJustice, Inc with special emphasis on Title IX. At George Washington University, she led the peer education program for GW Students Against Sexual Assault with the goal of supporting survivors and preventing sexual violence on campus.

Are you ready to be inspired and move from talking about problems to actually gaining the skills needed to take action? Join us as we explore social justice topics, their intersection with racial justice, and learn important activist skills.

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When 1:30pm
Center for Civic Engagement

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