Thank You to All Who Helped!

Our 2021 Virtual Consent Summit was a great success and we are so grateful to our funding partners, presenters, and planning committee for putting together another amazing year! Here’s hoping we can plan for another in-person Summit again soon.

A Very Special Thanks!

We’d like to thank our amazing presenting partner organizations for helping us bring this year’s summit to life:

Erin Levitas Foundation

Preventing sexual assault through early education.

The Erin Levitas Foundation envisions a future with education for youth and young adults to prevent sexual assault and help survivors heal. Nearly 50% of middle school students report experiencing sexual harassment, and this number is believed to be underreported. Sexual Harassment is a precursor to sexual assault and rape, which escalates in high school and college. If we can stop sexual harassment early, we can reduce sexual assault and rape.

Kintsugi Consulting, LLC

Consultant: Rachel Kaplan

Kintsugi Consulting, LLC was brought to life in 2020 as I noticed an opportunity to bring my passion for disability education, inclusion, and accessibility to a variety of communities and organizations.

The name Kintsugi (kin-sue-ghee) has significant meaning for me, and I chose the name due to the symbolism it holds. Kintsugi is the Japanese tradition and art of mending broken pottery. The cracks created when something is broken are filled with gold or silver so that the item can still be used moving forward. This art form encourages growth, acceptance of flaws, and the opportunity to see the beauty in diversity.

Shelter for Help in Emergency

Working to end domestic violence in our community.

The Shelter for Help in Emergency is committed to providing a safe, supportive, confidential, and respectful environment in which survivors of domestic violence are empowered with the knowledge of personal and community resources as well as the skills needed to make informed decisions for themselves and their families.

Safe Harbor

We work to save, transform, and rebuild lives.

We support those who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, or human trafficking.

In all of our programs, we work from a trauma-informed and empowerment-focused lens. We see each survivor as the expert of their own experiences and strive to create a safe and welcoming space for all. Our goals are to help clients understand and address the impact of trauma and build resilience.

Olive Crest

Strong Families. Safe Kids.

We support those who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, or human trafficking.

In all of our programs, we work from a trauma-informed and empowerment-focused lens. We see each survivor as the expert of their own experiences and strive to create a safe and welcoming space for all. Our goals are to help clients understand and address the impact of trauma and build resilience.

Hollaback!

Harassment and violence are on the rise… we’re here to end it.

Hollaback! is a global, people-powered movement to end harassment — in all its forms. We believe that we all deserve to be who we are, wherever we are.

We believe we all have a role to play in disrupting harassment and building a culture where it is no longer seen as “just the price you have to pay” for being a woman, LGBTQ+, a person of color, or any other marginalized identity. We teach people to take action and to reach across their own identities to ally with others and establish a united front against harassment each time we witness it.

The Yellow Elephant

Shedding the light on the elephant in the room.

Our mission? To educate, encourage, and support individuals dealing with depression, anxiety, mental illness, and related issues and their loved ones by creating safe environments where love, appreciation, knowledge, feelings, and thoughts can be freely shared without judgment.

Our vision? To share the elephant decals, their symbolic meaning, educational information, and help hotlines with those most in need through the educational system, law enforcement, emergency services, mental health awareness organizations, and the like to reduce the instances of all suicide and eliminate suicide altogether in the 9-24 age range.

LI Against Domestic Violence

L.I. Against Domestic Violence

Prevention. Support. Healing.

At L.I. Against Domestic Violence, we are working to prevent domestic violence and to support the women, men, and children who have been victimized toward healing the physical and emotional wounds.

Community Healthcare Network

Quality healthcare services for the whole family since 1981.

CHN provides to its communities high quality, comprehensive health care and ensures, through direct provision or partnership, access to the broad array of supports necessary to improve health outcomes for diverse populations.

We provide judgment-free, high-quality healthcare, without regard to race, religion, orientation, gender identity, immigration status, or ability to pay. We turn no one away.

Center for Sexual Assault Survivors

Providing opportunities for safety, growth, and empowerment through attentive investments.

The Center visualizes our world as one free of all types of violence and oppression, made up of safe communities offering compassion for all. It is our firm belief that it is possible for a future in which mutually empowering relationships are characterized by respect and equality.

The Center bases its services on the change we wish to see in the world. Our services empower the broader community with a spirit of shared power, acceptance, understanding, and forward movement.

Cal State University Bakersfield

Division of Equity Inclusion Compliance

The Division of Equity, Inclusion, and Compliance within the Office of the President provides leadership as CSU Bakersfield strives to achieve an inclusive and equitable campus, where every member of our campus community plays an integral role in contributing to our diverse and welcoming campus community.

Every member of our campus community plays an integral role in contributing to our diversity and maintaining a campus community where students, employees, and visitors can live, learn, and work free from discrimination.

Connecticut College

Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy

At Connecticut College, we believe that preventing sexual assault is the responsibility of the entire community, and all students play a critical role. Our approach to prevention and advocacy combines campus-wide education and training on how to recognize dangerous situations and intervene, with a network of support and resources for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. These efforts are coordinated through the Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy and by the director of sexual violence prevention and advocacy, with the support of the administration and a team of confidential campus advocates.

Many thanks to the amazing kids who made this possible!

And last, but not least, we’d like to thank our incredible Youth Planning Committee for overseeing all aspects of the Summit!

Eavan Hanke

Emma Mason

Ally Richards

Alana Basamajian

Chalina Morgan-Lopez

Lyza Hernandez

Lacey Washington

Alicia Acosta

Ziyah Myers

Summit Director

Michelle Hope

Michelle Hope is a dedicated Sexologist, educator, and activist with a Master’s degree in Human Development and extensive post-graduate training in sexuality. As a veteran speaker, Michelle has over 15 years of experience delivering impactful informative lectures and training across the nation. She believes as though her work, in marginalized urban communities, has provided her with deep insight and comprehension of the holistic implications of sexuality on one’s life.

Most recently she has stepped into the role of VP of Marketing for COMMUNITYx the Social Network for Social Good, where she will be combining her passion for reproductive justice and social justice advocacy, In this role, Michelle works collaboratively and cross-functionally with various departments focusing on the brands marketing programs, communications, as well as corporate and board activist partnerships.

Prior to her work with COMMUNITYx she had dedicated her career to understanding and communicating to the masses the complex intersections of various social identities: race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, through a Social Justice Lens. She has taken deliberate actions in exploring and developing a unique language to speak to communities of color. Michelle feels as though her experience in building community coalitions, activism within marginalized urban communities has shaped her perspectives mobilizing people social change. Her passion and commitment to the work have provided her with a unique style that can captivate and educate across various populations; with a proven track record of mobilizing people through coalition building to create positive change at the grassroots level.