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SFA's Office of Multicultural Affairs to host Brave Space Series discussion about sexual assault

March 27, 2017 - University Marketing Communications

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Stephen F. Austin State University's Office of Multicultural Affairs will host March's Brave Space Series at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Multimedia Room. This series entry is titled "My Body. My Right," and the discussions will focus on sexual assault and related topics.

"This issue is of critical importance to the campus community," said Veronica Weaver, director of SFA's OMA. "In 2012, the U.S. Center for Disease Control reported nearly 1 in 5 women will experience sexual assault during their lifetimes, and a third of those victims are college-aged."

In this series, Weaver explained OMA hopes to spark discussions that help define sexual assault, consent, toxic gender roles, how to identify the risk factors that lead to sexual assault, and the campus and community resources available to victims.

Each month, OMA's Brave Space Series provides the SFA and Nacogdoches communities a forum to discuss nuanced topics related to sex, gender, and socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

"The Brave Space Series provides the SFA and Nacogdoches communities a judgment-free venue to discuss the issues the series covers and to learn about that issue from several viewpoints," Weaver said.

The event is free and open to the public. OMA invites all students and community members to contribute to this conversation.