SAAM Keynote Speaker Pierre Berastain Triumphs Over Hardships
For Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), the Women’s Center brought Pierre Berastain to campus for a workshop, “Unpacking Culture in the Context of Sexual Assault, Intimate Partner Violence and Stalking,” and keynote address, “The Demons in My Sleep: Sexual Assault, the DREAM Act and Uncertainty,” both held on April 17, 2018 in Talley Student Union. Berastain’s life reads like a classic American success story except for circumstances that make it more of an epic journey with some nearly crushing setbacks along the way.
“Embrace Your Voice” During Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) takes place every April and is part of a national initiative to raise awareness about sexual violence. This year’s theme, “Embrace your Voice,” speaks to the importance of creating a culture that supports survivors of sexual violence. NC State aims to create a campus in which our students believe and support survivors, do not accept acts of violence and join efforts to create a safer campus and a safer world for all of us.