Western USC and On Canada Project Host Crisis on Campus: Western Student and Alumni Conversations on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence￼
For Immediate Release
Trigger Warning: This media advisory will include contents on sexual and gender-based violence.
The University Students’ Council (USC) and On Canada Project will be hosting a Twitter Spaces Conversation with Western students and alumni to discuss sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). While this academic year is coming to a close, we know the impacts of SGBV on campus will continue to affect students. The traumatic nature of sexual and gender-based violence extended beyond campus, triggering many alumni who experienced, or know someone who experienced, sexual violence.
The end of the school year does not mean it is the end of the discussion. We hope to see you join our Twitter Spaces conversation.
When: Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 6 p.m. ET.
- Ziyana Kotadia, VP University Affairs, USC
- Eunice Oladejo, OUSA President, VP External Affairs, USC
- Emily Poirier, Safe Campus Coalition
- Paula Ocampo, Safe Campus Coalition
- Carina Gabriele, GBV Advocate
- Ava Williams, Civil litigation lawyer on sexual assault
- Jenny Jay, CEO Double Jay Collective
- Sam Krishnapillai, Founder, On Canada Project
While sexual and gender-based violence on campus is an issue that affects our society beyond Western, there is still a need for the university to address this longstanding issue. The joint event will bring together Western University students and alumni to say it’s been time for change and to inspire our community to ensure that strides are made to address sexual and gender-based violence.
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The University Students’ Council (USC) is a student-led organization that first and foremost exists to advocate for and represent undergraduate students at Western University. Since 1965, we have grown beyond an advocacy organization, becoming one of the largest student governments in Canada and one of the largest nonprofits in London. Each day, we work to support, improve and enhance your student experience, because we believe that students have the power to change the world.
For more information and interview opportunities, please contact:
VP Communications & Public Affairs
University Students’ Council
(519) 661-2111 x 82618