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#ThisIsAmerica is a series that brings together UConn faculty, alumni, and students to discuss and unpack systematic racism, social justice, and human rights issues.

It spotlights the individuals, organizations and movements fighting for justice and equity, and against oppression and white supremacy. 

Enjoy access to our free Social Justice Resource Guide here


This Is America: Sexual Violence

Tuesday, November 15 | 7 - 9 p.m. ET
Doris & Simon Konover Auditorium and Livestream


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in three women and one in six men have experienced sexual violence. The National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports that almost half of all transgender people have been sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. Sexual violence is common, and happens at higher rates for some communities based on factors such as race, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic status, disability status, ad immigration status.

Join us for an engaging discussion on the root causes of sexual violence, an overview of UConn student, staff, and faculty anti-violence efforts that bring us to this contemporary moment of evolution, how to interrupt and prevent sexual violence on college campuses, and much more.

Access the Livestream here at 7 PM EST!

Live Captioning

Audience Q&A

  1. Everyone will have the opportunity to submit questions, either in-person at Konover Auditorium or virtually via this Google form.
  2. Please be resepctful and courteous to our Panel.

Meet Our Panel



UConn Alumni

UConn School of Social Work

UConn Native American Cultural Programs

UConn College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

UConn African American Cultural Center

UConn Asian American Cultural Center

​​​​​UConn African American Alumni Council

UConn Office of Diversity & Inclusion

UConn Women's Center


Questions & Additional Information


If you have questions or require additional information for this events, please contact Abigail G. Jackson, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, via email.

Continuing Education Credits

Participants wishing to earn CECs must attend the full program as we do not prorate CECs for partial attendance. Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive an email from SSWCE@uconn.edu inviting you to apply for CECs and pay the $15 administrative recording fee. You must use the same first name, last name and email address when you register for the program and apply for CECs

Please provide your full name and email address during the registration process to receive more information.

All Zoom information would be provided upon registration.​  

These events may be recorded for UConn and UConn Foundation promotional materials. 

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While participating in events held or sponsored by the UConn Foundation on UConn’s campuses, participants are required to comply with UConn’s visitor guidelines.  These guidelines can be found at here. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, the University nor the UConn Foundation can guarantee that its participants, volunteers, vendors, or others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.