Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Mon, Oct 27: NYC Council Hearing on Campus Sexual Assault


The New York City Council Committee on Higher Education will be holding a joint hearing with the Committee on Public Safety, Committee on Women's Issues and the Committee on Civil Right to discuss sexual assault on New York City college campuses.

Date: MondayOctober 27th 
Time: 1:00PM
Location: City Council Chambers at City Hall, New York, NY 10007

The hearing will be an opportunity to discuss ways to address college sexual assault and provide feedback on legislative and policy proposals that are currently being developed by the New York City Public Advocate's office which includes 1) a sign-on letter for all local college presidents committing to a series of common rights and procedures concerning sexual assault; 2) legislation to provide City services for colleges and students; and 3) a budgetary request to assist rape crisis centers and increase the number of SAFE centers of excellence citywide. 

Please note that anyone can provide testimony at the hearing, however, if you would like to testify, please be sure to keep your testimony to under 3 minutes and bring with you at least 10 copies of your testimony to be distributed to the committee members and entered into the public record. If you would like to provide written testimony but cannot be able to attend the hearing, you can email your testimony to me and I can try to submit your testimony into the public record. 

For your convenience, I have attached the official agenda of the meeting and the resolution which will be voted on during the meeting calling on Congress to pass the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. (S.2692/H.R. 5354). 

Please share the hearing information or this email with your peers.

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