10.30.17 - Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence Roundtable

eWashington, DC – Representatives Jackie Speier, Patrick Meehan, Annie Kuster, and David Joyce, co-chairs of the Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence, will host a Task Force Roundtable on Promoting Healthy Relationships in K-12 Education and Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence on College Campuses. This hearing-style roundtable will take place at 11:00am on Thursday, October 26 in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 340.

Witnesses:

-Candice Jackson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights & Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Operations and Outreach, U.S. Department of Education

-Anne Hedgepeth, Interim Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations, American Association of University Women (AAUW)

-Daniel Swinton, Vice President, The Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA)

-Joe Cohn, Legislative and Policy Director, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

-Jane Stapleton, Executive Director of Practice, University of New Hampshire’s Prevention Innovations Research Center

-Amy Sanchez, Chief Executive Officer, Break the Cycle

About the Task Force:

The Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence is raising awareness and proposing solutions to the challenges posed by sexual assault. Chaired by Representatives Jackie Speier, Patrick Meehan, Ann McLane Kuster, and David Joyce, the Task Force unites a diverse group of Members of Congress to advocate for legislation to support victims and their families, educate communities to prevent violence, and implement solutions to end sexual assault.

The Task Force’s areas of focus include: K-12 education, campus sexual violence, the rape kit backlog, military sexual trauma, improved data and collection, online harassment, and law enforcement training.

Who: The Bipartisan Task Force to End Sexual Violence

What: Roundtable Promoting Healthy Relationships in K-12 Education and Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence on College Campuses

When: Thursday, October 26 at 11:00am          

Where: 340 Cannon House Office Building **Please note that seating is limited and will be first come first serve**

Staff and members of the public planning to attend should RSVP at NH02.RSVP@mail.house.gov.

Members of the media planning to attend should RSVP to Nick Brown at nick.brown@mail.house.gov.

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Press release courtesy of Congresswoman Jackie Speier