Monday, March 2, 2015

WEEK AHEAD: Gillibrand at UR to talk sexual violence; forum on living wage

Posted By on Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 9:32 AM

click to enlarge Kirsten Gillibrand. - FILE PHOTO
  • Kirsten Gillibrand.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will visit the University of Rochester campus at 12:30 p.m. today to hold a roundtable discussion about sexual violence at colleges.

Participants include University of Rochester students and officials; students and officials from other Rochester-area colleges; and advocates, law enforcement, and sexual assault survivors, according to a press release from Gillibrand’s office.

They’ll discuss ways to fight sexual violence on college campuses.

Gillibrand’s office says that college campuses in New York reported 388 forcible sex offenses in 2013; nationwide, over 5,000 were reported.

The senator is a sponsor of the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, which would overhaul the way that college campuses handle sexual assault cases. BY JEREMY MOULE

“Wedge Wage,” which will include a forum and discussion on the fight for a living wage, is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March, 5, at the German House, 315 Gregory Street. No RSVP is required and the program is not limited to residents of the South Wedge.

Speakers will include low-wage workers; Elizabeth Nicholas, an attorney with the Wage Justice Project of Empire Justice Center; and the Rev. William Wilkinson of Trinity Emmanuel Presbyterian Church. BY CHRISTINE CARRIE FIEN 

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