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Brittany Piper “Rape Culture: A Survivors Perspective”
November 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
UNK Fraternity and Sorority Life office is bringing Brittany Piper, a sexual assault survivor, to UNK on November 30, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. to give a keynote on her sexual assault story. Brittany Piper was 20 years old when she was brutally raped by a man pretending to be a good samaritan. Now, nearly ten years later, she refuses to keep silent as she gently unravels this sensitive topic with audiences, allowing them to gain a deeper understanding of this prevalent issue. As a survivor and women’s studies scholar (focusing on Gender-Based Violence, Prevention, and Rape Culture), with extensive work in local and international organizations (including Rape Crisis Centers in conflict countries): Brittany uses her perspective as a survivor, as well as a trauma and prevention expert, to educate communities and organizations on the many perspectives of sexual violence prevention AND recovery.
Her personal and moving story, blended with a non-judgmental and healthy dialogue about rape, compelling research, and interactive activities, offers a meaningful picture of the realities of the toxic culture in which we live. Brittany reveals how we all participate in rape culture, even from a young age, and helps individuals to understand the role they play in either perpetuating or ending the cycle. Participants leave feeling empowered to not only combat sexual violence in their communities but to be a pillar of strength for the survivors around them.
This event is completely free for everyone, and we would love to have the community come support sexual assault survivors around the community!