Rise Up Amanda and Beverly
Did you miss seeing our insightful speakers from the Fall 2020 series? Still want to hear the thought-provoking things they had to say on topics related to social justice, such as voter suppression, healthcare, and survivor's rights?
Starting now, the WUD Distinguished Lecture Series' Fall 2020 virtual lectures are available to stream online through UW Box for UW-Madison students, staff, and faculty. In order to access the recorded lectures, you must have an active NetID login. Find the lectures here: https://go.wisc.edu/3yx7dv.
Today, check out our lecture from October 5th with survivor's rights advocates Amanda Nguyen and Beverly Gooden - An Evening with Amanda Nguyen and Beverly Gooden: Survivor's Rights Advocacy! Their lecture discusses how to advocate survivor's rights for people facing sexual and domestic violence. Watch their lecture here - https://go.wisc.edu/g96nm4.
Amanda Nguyen is the CEO and founder of Rise, a social movement accelerator. She is a 2019 Nobel Peace Prize nominee and star of the Emmy-nominated documentary Rise Above. She penned her own civil rights into existence and unanimously passed the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, after having to navigate the broken criminal justice system after her own rape. Thirty laws protecting more than 82 million sexual violence survivors have been created modeled off of her federal law. The federal law was the 21st bill in modern US history to pass unanimously on the record.
Beverly Gooden, a representation of the extraordinary power of storytelling and social media, victims’ rights advocate, firmly established herself as a leading activist in the modern era when she created and introduced the hashtag #WhyIStayed that led to a global movement against domestic violence. As a survivor of domestic violence, and in the wake of several high profile incidents, Gooden presented a viable channel for people to contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way on a global scale. Featured on leading media outlets, including Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN, TIME and The Washington Post, Gooden has simultaneously increased awareness while providing a relatable role model for victims and survivors.
Recorded virtual lectures are available to stream until the end of Spring Semester 2021 unless otherwise noted. Stream the lectures here: https://go.wisc.edu/3yx7dv.