Global Virtual

Global Virtual Event: April 28, 2022: 8-9pm EST

Thanks to all who joined us for an international TBTNF Event of healing and sharing!

Event Schedule

8:00PM: Welcome – Katie Koestner (she/her)

8:05PM: Opening Grounding – Jeanine Talento (she/her)

8:08PM: Sexual Assault on College Campuses – Jennifer Hirsch (she/her) & Shamus Khan (he/him)

8:13PM:  Personal Survivor Story – Kelly Walter (she/her)

8:18PM: Legal Options & TBTN Legal Hotline – Brian Kent (he/him)

8:23PM: Original Poetry – Cathy Cohen (she/her)

8:28PM: Personal Survivor Story – Travis Marshall (he/him)

8:33PM: Healing from Sexual Violence – Laura Davis (she/her)

8:38PM: Vision for Men in Ending Sexual Violence – Antuan Raimone (he/him)

8:43PM: Durga India & Safe Spaces for Youth – Kevin Sequeira (he/him)

8:47PM: Closing Reflections – All Presenters

8:52PM: Closing Grounding – Jeanine Talento (she/her)

8:56-9:00PM: Conclusion – Katie Koestner (she/her)

Katie Koestner (She/Her)

Katie Koestner (She/Her)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, TAKE BACK THE NIGHT FOUNDATION

Katie Koestner is the first woman in the United States to speak out nationally and publicly as the victim of campus “date” rape at age 18. Katie has been featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Nightly News, CNBC Talk Live, CNN, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Later Today, MSNBC, Entertainment Tonight and other national television programs. Katie is the subject of an HBO movie and has lectured for over 5000 schools and organizations in North America and around the world.

Shamus Khan (He/Him)

Shamus Khan (He/Him)

PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Shamus Khan, PhD, is a Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. He was a Co-Principal Investigator of SHIFT, a multi-year study of sexual health and sexual violence at Columbia University. His more than ninety articles, essays, and book focus on culture, inequality, gender, and elites. He writes regularly for the popular press such as the New Yorker, the New York Times, Washington Post, and has served as a columnist for Time Magazine. In 2016 he was awarded Columbia University’s highest teaching honor, the Presidential Teaching Award, and in 2018 he was awarded the Hans L. Zetterberg Prize from Uppsala University in Sweden as “the best sociologist under 40.”

Cathy Cohen (She/Her)

Cathy Cohen (She/Her)

POET, ARTIST, & TEACHER

Cathleen Cohen was the 2019 Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, PA. A poet, painter and teacher, she created the We the Poets program for children. Her poems appear in journals such as Apiary, Baltimore Review, Cagibi, East Coast Ink, North of Oxford, One Art Journal, Passager, Philadelphia Stories, Rockvale Review, Rogue Agent and Toho Journal. She authored Camera Obscura (Moonstone Press, 2017), Etching the Ghost (Atmosphere Press, 2021) and Sparks and Disperses (Cornerstone Press, forthcoming 2021.) Her artwork is on view at Cerulean Arts Gallery.

Antuan Raimone (He/Him)

Antuan Raimone (He/Him)

SPEAKER, AUTHOR, & HAMILTON ACTOR

Antuan is a New York City-based Advocate, Author, TEDx Speaker, and Actor. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, he uses his voice to help those who have not found their own. Author of Becoming Magic: A Path of Personal Reconstruction and affectionately known as Magic, Antuan’s mission as a Soldier of Love is to empower and encourage others to live a whole life. As a professional actor of 20+ years, Antuan has worked as a Universal Swing for the 11x Tony/Pulitzer/Grammy Award winning “Hamilton.” Other career highlights include the 4x Tony Award-winning In the Heights and six years with the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Jeanine Talento (She/Her)

Jeanine Talento (She/Her)

TRAUMA-INFORMED YOGA TEACHER & TRAINER, SCHOOL YOGA INSTITUTE

Jeanine Talento, E-RYT 500, is a Trauma-Informed Educator, Yoga Teacher Trainer, Emotional Freedom Facilitator & passionate writer. The foundation of Jeanine’s work is that liberation from trauma requires a collaboration of compassionate inquiry, somatic curiosity, releasing shame, and recognizing our limiting core beliefs all through creating a safe space where folks can explore their inner landscape with patience and permission. Jeanine teaches weekly group classes at Gather Encinitas and Los Gatos Therapy Center. She leads Trauma Informed Yoga Teacher Trainings through School Yoga Institute.

Kelly Walter (She/Her)

Kelly Walter (She/Her)

FISCAL DIRECTOR

Survivor of date rape at 42. Mom of one. Axe throwing coach and long time non profit fiscal person. Currently empty nesting and healing from the trauma inflicted for simply trying to date again later in life.

Travis Marshall (He/Him)

Travis Marshall (He/Him)

DIRECTOR & ASSISTANT DEAN OF STUDENTS, ROSEMONT COLLEGE

Travis Marshall grew up in an ethnically diverse New Jersey suburb, raised by his hard- working mother who is a domestic violence survivor. Currently, Travis works as an instructor, advisor, and administrator at Rosemont College in Pennsylvania. The college’s mission of lifelong learning, reverence for the dignity of each person, and persistence in promoting justice with compassion is in concert with his work to help students harness their personal strengths, skills, civility, tolerance, and leadership. Travis also mentors young men in finding their own path to make reasoned, moral decisions.

Kevin Sequeira (He/Him)

Kevin Sequeira (He/Him)

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT OFFICER, DURGA INDIA

Kevin Noel Sequeira is the Youth Engagement Officer, working with Durga India that works towards women safety, creating safe, Gender Equitable Spaces for all and the deterrence of Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces across India. As a 22-year old, he believes in the power of youth driven action and student-led initiatives towards gender justice and greater societal change. As a Tedx Performer and a Mouth Music Artist (creates music with his voice), he considers the ‘Human Voice’ and the fact of acknowledging one’s privilege as one’s greatest strengths. He dreams of a future where youth hold the power to change the world through expression & self-sustainability for all its communities.
Jennifer Hirsch (She/Her)

Jennifer Hirsch (She/Her)

PROFESSOR OF SOCIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Jennifer Hirsch, PhD, is a Professor of Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Hirsch’s research spans five intertwined domains: the anthropology of love; gender, sexuality and migration; sexual, reproductive and HIV risk practices; social scientific research on sexual assault and undergraduate well-being; and the intersections between anthropology and public health. She is the co-author of the book Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus. Hirsch co-directed the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT), a study supported by Columbia University that examines sexual health and assault among undergraduates.

Brian Kent (He/Him)

Brian Kent (He/Him)

SEXUAL ABUSE CIVIL LAWYER, LAFFEY, BUCCI, & KENT, LLP

Firm founder Brian Kent has 15 years of legal experience and has taken on several high profile cases both nationally and locally. Early on in his career, Brian was one of only 35 attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania to be named a “Lawyer on the Fast Track.” Since then, he has received a Top Lawyer rating from Super Lawyers every year. Brian previously fought for the rights of sexual assault victims as a prosecutor in the Sex Crimes Unit of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office, and Brian draws upon his experience as a prosecutor to represent victims of crime in civil lawsuits. Brian has a Masters in Trial Advocacy from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law and currently serves as a lecturer in the trial advocacy program at Drexel University School of Law.

Laura Davis (She/Her)

Laura Davis (She/Her)

AUTHOR & WRITING TEACHER, THE WRITER'S JOURNEY

Laura Davis is the author of The Burning Light of Two Stars: A Mother-Daughter Story, the story of her loving yet tumultuous relationship with her mother, and six other non-fiction books, including The Courage to Heal, Allies in Healing, I Thought We‘d Never Speak Again, and Becoming the Parent You Want to Be. Her groundbreaking books have been translated into 11 languages and sold 1.8 million copies. In addition to writing books that inspire and change people’s lives, the work of Laura’s heart is to teach. For more than twenty years, she’s helped people find their voices, tell their stories, and hone their craft. Laura loves creating supportive, intimate writing communities online, in person, and internationally.

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. We work hard to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. To reach our Legal Support Team, please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. For immediate medical support, please call 911. For counseling support, call the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline at (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

CONTACT US

TBTNF is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. We work hard to respond to inquiries within 24 hours, if not sooner. To reach our Legal Support Team, please complete the intake form. For all other inquiries, complete our contact form. For immediate medical support, please call 911. For counseling support, call the RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) Hotline at (800) 656-4673 in the US or visit our Resources section for further information.

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