The governor’s First Lady Sue Snyder will be giving her fourth annual Let’s End Campus Sexual Assaultsummit on Monday Sept. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University.
The summit is a part of Snyder’s ongoing campaign to inform communities and empower individuals with the goal of ending sexual assault on college campuses.
“This movement is more than just talking about campus sexual assault — it’s about being part of the solution to end it,” Snyder said. “We’re going to do whatever it takes to create a better environment for survivors while developing comprehensive solutions for prevention in Michigan.”
The event will be co-hosted by state Senators Tonya Schuitmaker and Rebekah Warren as well as state Representatives Laura Cox and Kristy Pagan.
The purpose of the summit is to bring together college and university representatives, legislators, law officials and students for a series of panels and networking sessions.
“Michigan is a model state in the fight to end campus sexual assault, and this year’s summit will continue building upon the important conversations we started four years ago,” Snyder said.
The event will include a variety of keynote speakers and panel discussions.
Brenda Tracy, founder of Set The Expectation, an organization dedicated to fighting sexual and physical violence, will share her story as a survivor and discuss how she has successfully engaged the young men she works with and outline tangible actions that students, administrators and community members can take to make their campuses safer.
Other presenters include members from the Michigan Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention and Treatment board, University of Michigan, End Violence Against Women International, Date Safe and more.
Governor Rick Snyder will also be in attendance.
Those from the WMU community who wish to attend can request a ticket and receive additional information at www.endcampussexualassault.com