Brooke Axtell, founder and director of She is Rising

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

12:00 pm

Encina Hall East, Room E008 (Ground floor, entrance on Arguello Way) Map

Sponsored by:
WSD Handa Center for Human Rights & Int'l Justice

Brooke Axtell is the Founder and Director of She is Rising, a healing community for women and girls overcoming rape, abuse and sex-trafficking. Through her mentorship programs, retreats and workshops, Brooke helps survivors become leaders. She is passionate about inspiring young women to reclaim their worth and express their power to create a more compassionate world.

Her work as a human rights activist led her to speak at The 2015 Grammy Awards, The United Nations and the U.S. Institute for Peace. She is a member of the Speaker’s Bureau for Rape, Abuse, Incest, National Network (R.A.I.N.N.), the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the U.S., and an Advisor for Freedom United, global initiative to end human trafficking.

Co-sponsored by The Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA)

Her work as a writer, speaker, performing artist and activist has been featured in many media outlets, including the New York Times, LA Times, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, Wall Street Journal and CNN. Brooke has published several award-winning poetry books and released three CDs of original music to critical acclaim.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Encina Hall East, Room E008 (Ground floor, entrance on Arguello Way) Map



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