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ASU dean delivers keynote speech on violence against women

July 18, 2006

Luoluo Hong, dean of Student Affairs at Arizona State University's West campus, presented a keynote address at the 2006 Campus Training & Technical Assistance Institute in New Orleans. The annual conference was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

The institute explores innovative approaches to educate professionals about issues of sexual and relationship violence, especially as they relate to young adults.

Hong’s presentation, “From Geisha Girl to Warrior Woman – Finding the Voice to Create Power Change on our Campus,” addressed the problems higher education professionals experience as they struggle to balance the needs of intervention and crisis response with victims. Hong discussed the personal emotional challenges of being a survivor of sexual assault, and explored ways to end sexism by engaging men as allies, collaborators and leaders in the movement to end violence.

The DOJ’s Office for Victims of Crime, in collaboration with other Office of Justice Programs bureaus, public and private interest groups and agencies, administers funding to programs that develop strategies, discuss issues, and make recommendations to prevent and combat victimization of women. Violence against women includes sexual assault, campus crime, stalking and domestic violence.