San Francisco – Dr. Dorothy Edwards from the University of Kentucky will be in the Bay Area at the University of California at San Francisco to speak on bystander intervention and sexual violence.
November 9, 2009 at 12.00 – 1.00 pm in Cole Hall
November 9, 2009 at 5.00 – 6.00 pm in Genentech Hall Auditorium
Our individual and collective efforts can stop the epidemic of violence in our communities. Each one of us has a role to play as a bystander in our society to promote behaviors, choices, words, and attitudes that communicate can utter tolerance for sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and domestic violence. This mandatory session will explain the importance of the “bystander” in ending violence on campus and in our community.
Dr. Dorothy Edwards is the founding Director of the University of Kentucky’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Center, the designated unit on campus to address power based personal violence (including sexual violence, partner violence and stalking) at the prevention, intervention and response levels. While earning her doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University, Dr. Edwards focused her academic and clinical development on the issues of women, trauma and violence. In the past ten years, Dr. Edwards has emerged as a passionate voice committed to the right of every person to live free from violence and fear of violence. Toward that end, she provides education, training and consultation to universities, non-profits, community and state organizations around the country on community mobilization, strategic planning and program development in the area of violence prevention.