Towards ending sexual assault: Building tools to a safer, better, and stronger society

Topic: Towards ending sexual assault : Building tools to a safer, better, and stronger society
Segment: D Report
Participants: Karla Aguilar, campus advocate and Assistant Director of CARE Program ( Campus Advocacy ,Resource and Education)
Broadcast Air Date: 12/15/17 KUCR 88.3 FM.
Time: 5:15 PM (PST)
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Disclaimer: The views expressed are the sole responsibility of the respective speakers and do not represent the endorsed position of the UC Regents, UC Riverside or KUCR.

Discussion points:
– What are the different conversations addressing Sexual assault?
– Is this a pivotal time where people are finding different ways to give voice to what they have experienced?
– How do we change the of stigma away for the survivors and onto the perpetrators of sexual harassment and sexual violence?
– Why do the perpetrators of sexual assault get to hide?
– How do we emphasize the unequal power dynamics in the intervention of sexual assault?
– Isn’t it an awkward contraction, to have the recipients of sexual harassment and sexual violence have to convince everyone that their narrative is true, when the perpetrators get the benefit of the doubt by default?
– What the new ways we talk about consent?
– Is sexual assault an expression of the system of oppression?
– How do all of us hold a little piece of the overall enforcement of oppression?
– What happens if we build more tools, to counter the forces that support sexual violence?
– What are you trying to ruin the party? If your party is about violence, then YES- I will ruin your party.
– How do we acknowledge our numerical power as a tool to build a safer, better stronger society?- “ we are many.”

What the available advocacy resources?,

If you’re a survivor of sexual violence, know that what happened to you was not your fault. UCR’s CARE advocates are available if you’d like confidential help in sorting through your emotions, resources and options.

As UCR’s certified sexual assault/domestic violence survivor advocates, CARE advocates operate within an empowerment model of support, aiming to provide those impacted by violence with on- and off-campus resources, and supporting whichever path the survivor feels will be most helpful on their healing journey.

We welcome students, faculty, staff — as well as support individuals — to meet with us in a safe and highly confidential space.
– CARE advocates are here for you, to listen to, support and empower you with the following services:
– For more information of resources for reporting and or support contact
Tel: (951) 827-6225 Email:

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