Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Complex Communities, Simple Solutions: Making a difference for transgender sexual violence survivors

September 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


This fast-paced training will stimulate attendees to expand their conceptual framework(s) about transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary survivors of sexual violence. Trans-specific research will highlight barriers to accessing services, as well as the unique challenges trans survivors face. Data will also guide discussion on how service providers, peers, and systems can lower barriers, integrate effective strategies, and implement new skills to more respectfully provide services to trans survivors and loved ones. Attendees will leave feeling empowered, with clear and direct practical steps to making their campus or agency more trans-accessible, culturally responsive, and welcoming.


michael munson is the Executive Director of FORGE, a national training and technical assistance provider funded through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.  Munson’s educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis on trauma-informed care and non-traditional healing modalities.  His work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals stresses the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients.


Westminster Hosts Second Annual Symposium to Confront Sexual Violence on College Campuses

 “Not Alone: A Symposium Confronting Sexual Assault and Dating/Domestic Violence on College Campuses”

This year’s symposium will include two keynote speakers: michael munson, executive director of FORGE and Liz Seccuro, author of Crash Into Me: A Survivor’s Search for Justice. The symposium will also host a free screening of the Sundance documentary The Hunting Ground.

In 2014, Westminster held the first symposium of its kind in Utah to educate colleges and universities about sexual violence. The event hosted students, faculty and staff from universities across the state to confront the nationwide problem of sexual violence on college campuses. Nearly 300 participated, including law enforcement, community leaders and advocates. This year’s symposium will address how institutions of higher education should work to prevent and respond to instances of sexual violence, dating and domestic violence and stalking. Students, faculty, administrators and community leaders will also explore topics of effective advocacy and our collective responsibility for dismantling rape culture.

More information: http://news.westminstercollege.edu/event/not-alone-a-symposium-confronting-sexual-assault-and-datingdomestic-violence-on-college-campuses/?instance_id=179502


September 18, 2015
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Categories:
, ,


Westminster College
Salt Lake City, UT 84105 United States + Google Map