Announcing the 2nd Annual BWH OrACORe V-Day February Event
When: Friday, February 10th, 2017 from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Where: Bornstein Amphitheater at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, followed by refreshments in the 15 Francis Street rotunda
What: Moderated conversation about the role of hospitals in caring for survivors of campus sexual assault. The event will begin with a talk by a survivor advocate focused on campus sexual assault and related experiences in the healthcare system. A panel including BWH clinicians will then provide personal reflections on issues related to campus sexual assault, including prevention efforts, treatment models, and BWH policies related to treating sexual assault survivors. There will be time for questions following the panel discussion.
What is V-Day?
Each February, thousands of events are held worldwide to honor V-DAY, a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls. The movement was founded in 1998 by playwright and activist Eve Ensler, who saw an opportunity for activism in the outpouring of responses to her 1994 play The Vagina Monologues. Women were eager to share their own stories of survival, and Ensler saw that these performances were not only art, but also a powerful way of bringing people together to end violence. V-Day was established in that spirit.
Today, events all over the world respond to the message and mission of V-Day to end violence against women and girls. These innovative, creative events do everything from fundraising to hosting speakers to performing The Vagina Monologues, but all raise awareness and help to change social attitudes about violence against women.
V-Day at OrACORe
At OrACORe, we are honored to host our 4th annual V-Day and 2nd annual hospital-wide event, to be held on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Bornstein Family Amphitheater). This year’s program will focus on the state of sexual violence on college campuses and the response of the medical community. At BWH, as a hospital that serves student populations from many of the schools throughout Boston, we know that the medical community has a key role to play in the response to violence against students. Our event aims to educate the BWH community about the state of campus sexual violence and to discuss ways to improve the medical response to this complex issue.
We expect a lively conversation that will center on the following issues:
- The state of campus sexual violence
- Short-term medical responses and acute care
- The trauma-informed care model
- Long-term care for those affected by violence
- Addressing campus culture
- Public health approaches to sexual assault prevention
- Cultures of consent
We invite you to join us this February for an enlightening and important discussion—come one, come all!