Joliet, Ill. – The University of St. Francis (USF) Criminal and Social Justice Department and Office of Institutional Diversity welcome guest speaker Tim Mousseau to campus for a special presentation of “Retaking Our Story: Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation” at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 18. in San Damiano Hall (located inside the USF Welcome Center/Motherhouse at 420 Plainfield Road in Joliet). This is a free event and is open to the public.

“Retaking Our Story: Reframing the Sexual Assault Conversation” tells the story of Mousseau’s experience as a victim of sexual assault. In this keynote, Tim leads a deep and vulnerable conversation on the delicate topic of sexual assault drawing from his experiences and countless interactions with others in support groups. Why is an underlying culture of shame implicit, and how can it be stopped? Tim will help your communities understand the background information needed to facilitate healthy conversations on sexual assault, resources to assist in the survivor recovery process, and how the power of our personal and community stories can be utilized in prevention. Students will leave feeling prepared to create a culture of compassion while realistically facing an issue prevalent on campuses across the country.

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