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Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will host a summit today with over 200 advocates and survivors to address campus sexual violence, in conjunction with announcing legislation to strengthen Illinois colleges and universities’ responsiveness to incidents of sexual assault. The bill seeks to ensure a safe environment for students and institute a timely process to respond to and investigate allegations of sexual violence.

Joining Madigan in speaking at the summit will be Julia Dixon, a survivor of campus sexual assault while at the University of Akron and an ambassador for PAVE, Promoting Awareness, Victim Empowerment. Other participants include representatives from the U.S. Department of Education, university officials, rape victim advocates and law enforcement agencies.

Note: Dixon will serve as the key note speaker.

WHEN:  Event begins at 9:30 a.m., Monday, March 23, 2015. AG Madigan will speak first, followed by Julia Dixon’s formal remarks.

WHERE: University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Center East

Illinois Room A-B, Level 3

750 S. Halsted St.

Chicago, Ill.

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