Join us at the School of Social Work on April 30 for the final day of sexual assault awareness month, featuring a conversation with Sandi Giver, author of One of Us: Sex, Violence, Injustice. Resilience, Love, Hope.
Giver, a student, survivor, and data-driven storyteller, will share her experiences, starting with the personal impact of sexual violence and expanding to the systemic issues and what we can do in our personal and professional lives.
- When: Monday, April 30
- Where: School of Social Work, Room 2E14
- Time: 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
- Note: Free food will be provided.
- RSVP: Go to this link.
About ‘One of Us’
In its poignant retelling of an all-too-familiar story in exotic jurisdictions, One of Us demolishes societal assumptions about rape, sex, virtue, honor, and even friendship. It shreds our false notions of white or black, of virgin or slut, of safe or asking for it, of consensual sex or “legitimate rape.” As individuals, we kid ourselves into thinking that if we take enough precautions we will be safe in an unsafe world. In her journey from not being able to “think straight enough to verbalize it cohesively” to writing this book, Giver forces us to realize the uncomfortable reality: An edifice that produces rapists needs restructuring.