LU-MRRL Lecture: The Silencing of Generational Trauma: Black Female Students & Gender-based Violence in College

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In 2011, the Obama Administration initiated long-overdue conversations around campus-based sexual violence, gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires schools (K-12 and higher education) to develop, communicate and implement policies and practices to respond to and prevent gender-based discrimination. Over the last 10 years, more and more students have found the courage to speak up regarding their peers' experiences and experiences of their own. However, Black female students are among the population least likely to report incidents, seek help or name their offender. Zakiya Brown is a doctoral student at Northcentral University and dean of students and Title IX coordinator at Lincoln University. She will describe her research findings and the impact of generational trauma on Black female survivors of campus-based sexual violence reporting behaviors.