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An Evening with Amanda Nguyen and Beverly Gooden: Survivor's Rights Advocacy

Event Details

Monday, October 5, 2020
7-8:30 p.m.
Live Online
Join us for a discussion with Amanda  Nguyen's & Beverly Gooden about advocating survivor's rights for people facing sexual and domestic violence. Register for Amanda Nguyen and Beverly Gooden's event here ! Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a social movement accelerator. She is a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and star of the Emmy-nominated documentary  Rise Above . She penned her own civil rights into existence and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, after having to navigate the broken criminal justice system after her own rape. Thirty laws protecting more than 82 million sexual violence survivors have been created modeled off of her federal law. The federal law was the 21st bill in modern US history to pass unanimously on the record.  Beverly Gooden , a representation of the extraordinary power of storytelling and social media, victims’ rights advocate, firmly established herself as a leading activist in the modern era when she created and introduced the hashtag #WhyIStayed that led to a global movement against domestic violence. As a survivor of domestic violence, and in the wake of several high profile incidents, Gooden presented a viable channel for people to contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way on a global scale. Featured on leading media outlets, including  Good Morning America ,  The Today Show , CNN,  TIME  and  The Washington Post , Gooden has simultaneously increased awareness while providing a relatable role model for victims and survivors. This event is brought to you by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series. Please join WUD DLS for An Evening with Amanda Nguyen and Beverly Gooden: Survivor's Rights Advocacy on Monday, October 5th at 7:00pm. This event will be held over   Facebook Live   and   YouTube Live . The hour-long lecture is intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests, and will end with a 30-minute Q&A. Interested in speaking with Beverly Gooden? Sign up for her post-program event from 9:00-10:00pm on Monday after her lecture!  This exclusive opportunity is open to UW-Madison students, staff and faculty that are interested.  Only 20 spots are available, so make sure to reserve your spot using this form ! Sign Language interpreting will be provided with CART captioning.