MUSG sponsors Sexual Violence Awareness Week keynote speaker

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 27, 2013) – Marquette University Student Government will feature Jaclyn Friedman in its second installment of the 2013-14 Speaker Series. Friedman will come to campus on Thursday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. 

As writer, educator and activist, Jaclyn Friedman is a popular speaker around college campuses in the U.S. and abroad. Friedman is the editor of hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power in a World Without Rape. In November 2012, Friedman published What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety. This empowering guide to deciphering modern-world, female sexual identity has been named a finalist for ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award in Women’s Issues.

 In addition to her writings, Friedman is a founder and the Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media, where she recently led the successful #FBrape campaign to apply Facebook’s hate-speech to content that promotes gender-based violence. She is also a charter member of CounterQuo, a coalition dedicated to challenging the ways we respond to sexual violence.

Friedman’s visit will serve as the keynote address for Marquette’s Sexual Violence Awareness Week, which takes place Sept. 29 – Oct. 4. For more information on campus events during Sexual Violence Awareness Week, visit


MUSG’s Speaker Series is free and open to all Marquette students.

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