On October 17, 2017, Sherrie Allsup will speak at East Georgia State College’s Luck F. Gambrell Auditorium at 11 a.m. All EGSC employees, students and members of the community are invited to attend this special Title IX presentation. There will also be a 7 p.m. session for EGSC’s Housing Residents in the Richard L. Brown Dining Hall.
Allsup is a survivor of long-term sexual abuse and assault as a child and as a young adult, with a resulting diagnosis of Complex PTSD. She works every day to manage and close this chapter of her life. The focus of her next chapter is sharing her insight and experience to assist other victims with their transition to become survivors.
She is a speaker, educator and an advocate on the topics of sexual assault, sexual abuse and victim’s rights. Her advocacy centers on shining a light on the dark epidemic of sexual abuse and assault. She is a member of RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest and Neglect Network.)
Allsup is the founder of Courage Starts With You. For victims, Courage means telling someone and reaching out for help. For college administrators, Courage means accepting that assaults do happen on campus and taking the steps to address it. For law enforcement, Courage means looking beyond traditional victim interview techniques to recognize how and why victims of assault may act differently than victims of other crimes.
“My hope is that, through the abuse I have survived, I can serve as a beacon shining on the dark epidemic of sexual abuse and assault that is affecting our country’s children,” she said.
Don’t miss this special presentation on October 17 at 11 a.m.