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The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR), the Alma Mater Society’s Sexual Assault Support Centre (SASC) at UBC, and the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia (EVA BC) will be hosting a two-day conference on September 30 – October 1, 2016, in Vancouver.

The aim of the event is to engage students, staff, faculty, administrators, government, and community organizations in a dialogue about sexual violence within Canadian university and college communities. We are taking an explicitly intersectional and anti-oppressive approach in our event and programming, which focuses on culture change, prevention, and responding to sexual violence.

This conference builds upon two earlier events co-hosted by the ICCLR, AMS SASC, and EVA BC: The Inter-University Conversation on Sexual Assault Prevention conference (April 2015) and The Power of Our Collective Voices Pre-Conference Symposium (May 30, 2016). In the two-day event, we intend to provide tools to better respond to campus sexual violence, and inform and discuss the development and implementation of post-secondary policies, protocols, prevention strategies, and community collaboration, while providing a safe space to understand and incorporate the lived experience of survivors.

This event is made possible by the Department of Justice Canada, with support from the AMS Sexual Assault Initiatives Fund and AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre.