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Community College Consortium on Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness

February 24
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Henry Ford College Nursing School
3601 Schaefer Road, Building B
Dearborn, MI 48126

Our fourth consortium series is intended to facilitate conversation and training on sexual assault awareness and prevention, as well as identify available resources and concerns specific to community colleges. This year's focus is on how we can best serve underrepresented students and businesses, as well as promote best practices in training and outreach. Keynote speaker Keith Bennett of Goodwill Industries will provide insight into Flip the Script, a program working with students who have been in the criminal system and are seeking academic progress. This program is funded in part by the Michigan Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Grant.

Consortium Agenda

9:30 a.m.

9:35 a.m.
Introduction of Consortium and Purpose

9:45 a.m.
Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services (ACCESS), The Community Health and Social Services Center, Inc. - LA VIDA (CHASS-LA VIDA), 
First Step, Michigan Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence (MCEDSV) and Dr. Brenda Hildreth
This session will focus on a variety of resources available to students with low financial resources, students of color, Middle Eastern, and best practices when serving underrepresented students .i.e., cultural sensitivity insight.

10:30 a.m.
Roundtable Exercise and Reporting
Panelists will share their agency's services and facilitate a round table discussion with the attendees to address table-specific trends and share best business practices.

11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Marketing Fair

Participants will bring copies of outreach material and share experience in programming, training and outreach. 

12:15 p.m. 
Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Mr. Keith Bennett, Goodwill Industries

Mr. Bennett will share insight about program Flip the Script. This program focuses on working with students who have been in the criminal system and are seeking an opportunity to progress by enrolling in our institutions.

1:30 p.m.
Hot Topics

The group will discuss topics suggested throughout the day and in the registration form.

2:45 p.m.
Questions and Feedback



Registration is $25 per participant, which will include light breakfast and lunch.

Please register online and submit your check for payment, with a copy of your registration form, to:

Kimberly DeVries
GRCC Title IX Coordinator at GRCC
143 Bostwick Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Questions regarding the location of the event can be directed to Aura Cazares via email or by calling (313) 845-6315. All other questions may be directed to Kimberly via email or by calling (616) 234-2120.