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Workshop: Uplifting Women in the Workplace and Community
April 17, 2017 @ 18:00 - 20:30
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S., where each year during this month government agencies, community organizations, university campuses, rape crisis centers and groups plan educational awareness activities for the public to highlight the importance of sexual assault prevention as a public health, human rights and social justice issue.
Join us for a unique workshop exploring gender biases and sexual harassment in the workplace and community. Led by Corielle Heath Laaspere, CEO and Founder of liftUPlift.com, an organization that aims to end violence against women. During this presentation we will learn:
— Myths vs. Facts about domestic violence
— Legal recourse and justice for survivors
— Other resources for survivors
— Common challenges for advocates
— Navigating cultural barriers and creating cultural change
— Engaging communities in prevention
Open to all visitors 18 years or older.
Corielle Heath Laaspere is a certified Sexual Violence Prevention Educator and Advocate. She received her certification in 2007 through Lehigh University’s award-winning “Break the Silence” program and has completed over 120 hours of accredited training. She also holds degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Lehigh University, as well as a Master’s
of Public Relations from the University of Southern California. Corielle has worked with organizations such as Women for Women International, the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the United Nations to engage communities around the world in ending violence against women. She also works with survivors of sexual violence as a rape crisis hotline counselor. Corielle co-founded liftUPlift Worldwide in 2015, and she has since trained and certified more than 500 Sexual Violence Prevention Allies, including leaders from over 40 corporations and organizations such as Groupon, IBM, and the Chicagoland Chambers of Commerce.