Global Virtual

Global Virtual Event: October 27, 2022: 8-9pm EDT

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

Schedule

8:00pm: Welcome – Katie Koestner

8:05pm: Opening Grounding – Eliko Ozeki

8:09pm: TBTN History – Michelle DiPasquale

8:14pm: Survivor Story – CarrieAnn Mausolf

8:19pm: Poetry and Men – Obbie West

8:27pm: Dear Katie – Claire Kaplan

8:32pm: Support for Trans Survivors – Ethan Levine

8:37pm: Survivor Story – Jaycie Owens

8:42pm: Poetry – Judith Kunst

8:46pm: Closing Reflections – all presenters

8:53pm: Closing Grounding – Eliko Ozeki

8:56pm: Conclusion – Katie Koestner

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.

CarrieAnn Mausolf (She/They)

CarrieAnn Mausolf (She/They)

ADULT SHELTER ADVOCATE, AUTHOR

CarrieAnn Mausolf is a 33-year old woman with a love for art and her 7-year old cat, Jude. She recently wrote a book about her experiences living with a dissociative disorder that was caused by childhood sexual abuse. She currently works for a company that provides housing and shelter to individuals experiencing homelessness. In her free time, she likes to feed the wildlife in her backyard, talk to her little nieces and watch documentaries.

Judith Kunst (She/Her)

Judith Kunst (She/Her)

POET AND AUTHOR

Judith Kunst is a poet, essayist, and grant writer in Evansville, Indiana. Her poems have appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, other journals and anthologies, and in her book The Way Through, published in 2020 by Mayapple Press. She is also the author of The Burning Word: A Christian Encounter with Jewish Midrash, and she holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College. During the work week, Judith can be found writing grants for the award-winning school-based social work programs of Youth First, Inc., and on nights and weekends she cheers on her three sons’ athletic endeavors, walks with her dog, or paints with her beloved watercolors.

Eliko Ozeki (She/Her)

Eliko Ozeki (She/Her)

MASTER TEACHER, THE CENTER FOR EARLY EDUCATION

Eliko Ozeki works at the intersection of mindfulness, education and project management. She’s taught in public and independent schools in Tokyo, New York City, Silicon Valley, and Los Angeles. Eliko integrates sustainability and social emotional learning skills in her teaching, incorporating mindfulness activities in a variety of ways to give students access from many entry points.
Her clients build awareness and kindness towards self and others through their work together. She is a Mindful Schools Certified Mindfulness Instructor, a Unified Mindfulness Level 2 Coach, and a Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher, training under Eve Ekman Ph.D and Ryan Redman. Eliko lives in Los Angeles with her son, enjoys swimming, making ceramics, and building her IMPROV skills.

Michelle DiPasquale (She/Her)

Michelle DiPasquale (She/Her)

VIOLENCE PREVENTION PROGRAM MANAGER, UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

Michelle works as the Violence Prevention Program Manager at the University of Wyoming. She has a Masters Degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education and has held a variety of roles in Student Affairs, with Violence Prevention being her favorite. She loves her dogs, traveling with her partner, hiking and cooking!

Claire Kaplan (She/Her)

Claire Kaplan (She/Her)

AUTHOR, CO-HOST OF DEAR KATIE PODCAST

Claire Kaplan joined the anti-violence movement in 1983 in LA. She served as Program Director of Gender Violence and Social Change at UVA’s Women’s Center from 1991-2020. As an Advanced Credentialed Victim Intervention Specialist, she is a confidential advocate, and promotes trauma-informed programs through her teaching and writing. In 2007 she founded the Men’s Leadership Project, a mentoring program that promotes pro-social masculinities in adolescents and their undergraduate mentors. Kaplan is a faculty member of UVA’s Dept. of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and is writing a book for parents on sexual misconduct in higher education. Claire also co-hosts and is associate producer of the “Dear Katie: Survivor Stories” podcast with Katie Koestner.

Edward Wilson (He/Him)

Edward Wilson (He/Him)

SPEAKER, POET

Edward Wilson, a.k.a. Obbie West, is an international spoken word artist, advocate, and author. Edward is a retiree from the United States Army. He began writing in 2011 and later published his first acclaimed book of poetry entitled “Blossom.” He travels the world as an educator, trainer, and speaker using poetry to tackle tough topics such as sexual violence, prevention, and awareness.  His uncut, straight forward approach to poetry is thought-provoking, captivating, and serves as a call-for-action for all in attendance. Edward Wilson is the owner of Words of West, LLC and is known primarily by his stage name “Obbie West.”

Ethan Levine (He/Him)

Ethan Levine (He/Him)

ACTIVIST, RESEARCHER, SCHOLAR

Ethan Levine is a sociologist, antiviolence advocate, and award-winning speaker on interpersonal violence and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, & other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ+) communities. His research focuses primarily on sexual and intimate partner violence. His first book, Rape by the Numbers: Producing and Contesting Scientific Research about Sexual Violence, explored the history and politics of scholarship in this area. Outside of academia, he has more than 10 years’ experience advocating for survivors of all genders and sexualities, including direct service work, such as staffing crisis hotlines, medical accompaniment, court accompaniment, police department accompaniment, and supporting survivors and their children in shelters; and education and outreach.

Jaycie Owens (She/Her)

Jaycie Owens (She/Her)

LAW STUDENT

Jaycie Owens is from the midwest, where she grew up and went to college until leaving the area to pursue a career in politics in DC. After two years in DC, she returned to the midwest to enter law school with hopes of being a Constitutional lawyer to fight for victims and their rights.

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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