EROC Executive Director Annie Clark and Director of Media & Strategic Communications Colleen Daly ventured to Chicago, Illinois this month for a week packed with speaking engagements, press conferences, and meetings with various stakeholders in violence prevention and response.
EROC Executive Director Annie Clark stood alongside Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan, and Alderman Matt O'Shea at the University of Illinois–Chicago last week to celebrate the enactment of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act. The law requires schools to adopt comprehensive survivor-centric policies to prevent and respond to sexual violence. The law's provisions ensure schools have an amnesty clause, confidential advisors for survivors, and trauma-informed trainings for staff members. Schools must report data concerning trainings, prevention programs, incidents, reports, and complaint resolutions annually to the Attorney General. EROC is proud to have assisted Illinois policy makers in developing this law.
Annie and Alderman Matt O'Shea spoke with Fox News, CBS, and the Roe Conn Show at WGN about the sexual violence, everyday activism, and the importance of believing and supporting survivors.
Annie spoke alongside Alderman O'Shea and Chicago Says No More at two public screenings of The Hunting Ground.
Annie and Colleen met with Loeb & Loeb, a law firm that provides assistance to survivors of sexual assault.