Event Title

A Collaborative Approach to Anti-Oppression Work at a Predominately White Institution

Location

Virtual

Start Date

3-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2021 2:00 PM

Description

The University of Illinois has taken an inclusive approach to address sexual violence and related oppressions through the creation and implementation of an embedded Confidential Advisor (survivor advocate) model. This embedded model utilizes collaborative and student-centered approaches to confront barriers that marginalized students and communities face when seeking support.

Target Audience: Student Affairs Professionals and Students

Comments

Madeline Farrell is an experienced sexual violence advocate. She holds two bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and History from Illinois State University and is in the process of obtaining her master’s degree in Diversity and Equity in Education for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Madeline has dedicated her professional career to providing confidential support and advocacy to survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Madeline’s experience includes becoming the first full-time confidential advisor for the Women’s Resources Center at UIUC, as well as serving in the Greater Milwaukee Area as a Dual Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate at The Women’s Center. She is excited to be a part of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prevention efforts, as well as create partnerships and support systems with students, faculty, and staff to foster safety and empowerment for all.

Akua Forkuo-Sekyere (she/her) is an advocate and confidential advisor at the Women’s Resources Center at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Akua approaches the work of gender-based violence through a public health and anti-oppression lens. She is passionate about further understanding the systematic barriers that individuals and communities who have experienced trauma face and aims to support and empower individuals and communities to access and create well-being resources.

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Mar 5th, 1:00 PM Mar 5th, 2:00 PM

A Collaborative Approach to Anti-Oppression Work at a Predominately White Institution

Virtual

The University of Illinois has taken an inclusive approach to address sexual violence and related oppressions through the creation and implementation of an embedded Confidential Advisor (survivor advocate) model. This embedded model utilizes collaborative and student-centered approaches to confront barriers that marginalized students and communities face when seeking support.

Target Audience: Student Affairs Professionals and Students