From Classroom to Dorm Room: Serving Survivors with Disabilities on Campus

Event Date: 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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Session 2 - From Classroom to Dorm Room: Serving Survivors with Disabilities on Campus

October 20, 2021 from 2:00-3:30 ET

(image description: includes title: From Classroom to Dorm Room: Serving Survivors with Disabilities on Campus; background is sketch of a student who uses a wheelchair working on his laptop in the library.)

Undergraduate students who have disabilities are nearly twice as likely as those without to report sexual violence. However, survivors with disabilities have been historically excluded by campus programs designed to prevent abuse and support survivors. This session will provide an overview on the barriers that student survivors with disabilities face in seeking out and receiving services on campus as well as solutions that educational institutions can implement to meet the needs of all students who experience sexual assault.

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Session 3 - Transformative Justice in the Lives of Survivors with Disabilities

Date will be announced soon, early-mid November

With high rates of victimization and incarceration, people with disabilities have an elevated likelihood of having contact with the criminal legal system. This contact can be deadly, with 50% of people killed by police in the United States having a disability. This long history of being harmed by the state-sponsored justice system has led people with disabilities, and specifically people of color with disabilities, to seek alternative ways to heal and promote accountability. Transformative Justice (TJ) was created by and for people from marginalized communities to respond to violence when calling the police may not be a viable or safe option.