Violence Prevention Programs Office Coordinating Speaker’s Bureau

Tuesday, January 15 2013

Interpersonal violence affects everyone. Research shows that reaching out through sharing personal stories is a powerful way to engage individuals and inspire social change. In that spirit, The Violence Prevention Programs Office is forming a Speaker’s Bureau comprised of survivors of sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and child abuse, as well as individuals who have been touched by these crimes through family and/or friends.

Training and ongoing support will be provided to Speaker’s Bureau members, who will be asked to share their stories and perspectives at a variety of outreach events and in classroom and training settings on campus.

Contact Virginia Solan, coordinator, Violence Prevention Programs, at or 885-0688 if you are interested in learning more about this and/or other projects the Violence Prevention Programs Office is coordinating in ongoing efforts to make the University of Idaho campus a safe environment in which all members feel safe and supported.