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Sexual Assault Awareness Month keynote

April 11, 2011

Colorado State University is excited to announce that the keynote speaker for its 2011 Sexual Assault Awareness Month will be Byron Hurt! Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a published writer, and an anti-sexist activist.

Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences Building
Room 131

Keynote speaker Byron Hurt

The month of April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The goal of SAAM is to provide public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities and individuals about how to prevent it from happening.

Colorado State University's keynote speaker for its 2011 Sexual Assault Awareness Month is Byron Hurt! Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a published writer, and an anti-sexist activist. 

Byron Hurt was the recipient of the prestigious Echoing Green Public Service Fellowship in 1999, an award given to ambitious young activists devoted to creating social change in their communities.  

Over the past decade, Hurt has lectured at more than 100 college campuses and trained thousands of young men and women on issues related to gender, race, sex, violence, music and visual media.

Gender violence prevention

His most recent documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. More than a filmmaker, Hurt is a former Northeastern University football quarterback and a long-time gender violence prevention educator.

He is a founding member of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading college-based rape and domestic violence prevention initiative for college and professional athletics. He is also the former associate director of the first gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

Event sponsors

Event sponsors include the Women and Gender Advocacy Center, CSU Athletics, and Campus Activities, with additional funding support from the Student Diversity Grant. 

'Consent Turns Me On' campaign

In honor of SAAM, Colorado State University's "Consent Turns Me On" campaign focuses on a sex-positive approach and one that encourages healthy relationships and consensual sex!  We are very excited about our month of events and we can't wait to see you there. Check out our blog for a current list of what's happening:

Contact: Monica Collins
E-mail: monicahcollins!
Phone: (970) 491-6384