The Virginia Victim Assistance Network will hold the 33rd Annual Crime Victims’ Issues Conference on November 18-20, 2015 at the Kingsmill Resort & Conference Center in Williamsburg.
This year’s Plenary session will focus on Campus Sexual Assault. Laura Dunn, J.D., is a nationally recognized campus sexual violence survivor and activist who has been featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, the National Law Journal, MSNBC, Al Jazeera America, and TIME Magazine among others. In 2007, Dunn graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Legal Studies and Psychology with a certificate in Criminal Justice. While a student, two men from her crew team sexually assaulted Dunn. Despite reporting to campus officials and police, she was denied justice and eventually filed a Title IX complaint against the UW. In 2010, her struggle for justice was featured by the Center for Public Integrity and NPR. She also successfully lobbied for the passage of the 2013 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Reauthorization, interned at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women and sat as an advisor to the White House Task Force to Protect Students Against Sexual Assault, and was the primary student negotiator on the U.S. Department of Education’s VAWA Rulemaking Committee.
The registration link, lodging information and the full conference brochure are available at: http://vanetwork.org/get-involved/event-calendar/