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Regional Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment September 5th NYC

The Department of the Navy and The State University of New York are pleased to announce the first Regional Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America’s Colleges, Universities and Service Academies: Achieving Cultural Change Through Data and An Evaluation Mindset, set for September 5th, 2019. The joint conference will be held in New York City, with the morning at the NYC East Side Marriott and the afternoon session at the SUNY Global Center.

The purpose of the event is to sustain the conversation following the successful National Discussion on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at America's Colleges, Universities, and Service Academies, hosted at the United States Naval Academy in April 2019. This regional discussion demonstrates our shared commitment to eliminating sexual assault and sexual harassment from our institutions.

Mr. Richard Spencer, Secretary of the Navy, and Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, Chancellor of The State University of New York, will open the event. Morning sessions focus on the importance of engaged leadership, insight from Congressional leaders, and how civilian and military educational institutions can promote a culture of change with the effective use of data. Afternoon sessions will include in-depth discussions around reporting and prevalence data, program evaluation, and the role of climate more broadly in creating risk for sexual harassment and sexual assault.

The intended audience for these sessions include College and University Presidents, Chancellors, and Provosts, Vice Presidents for Student Affairs, Directors of college/university/service academy sexual violence programs, Title IX coordinators, Service sexual assault and sexual harassment program managers, Senior Military Leaders and Service Academy Superintendents. Planning is ongoing for additional discussions in other regions of the country.

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"Note the last day to book any reservations will be August 23, 2019".

Guests may make their reservations using one of the following methods:

 Telephone Reservations
Local Guests 1-800-222-8733 (1-800-222-TREE)
International Guests 001-212-752-7000
When calling, guests can reference the SAPRO REGIONAL CONF. room block, or group code SRC

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“An additional block of hotels have been added to the New York Marriott East Side.
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Other hotels that have rooms available at $288 per night (per diem rate)

New York Marriott East Side (0.3 miles from Global Center)
Le Meridien New York (0.5 miles from Global Center)
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel (0.5 miles from Global Center)
 Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel (0.7 miles from Global Center)
Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue (0.8 miles from Global Center)
New York Marriott Marquis (0.8 miles from Global Center)
Park South Hotel, 124 East 28th St. (0.8 miles from Global Center)
Springhill Suites New York Midtown Manhattan/Fifth Avenue (0.9 miles from Global Center)
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse, New York City (0.9 miles from Global Center)
TownePlace Suites New York Manhattan/Times Square (1 mile from Global Center)

For more information, contact

Richard V. Spencer
The Honorable
Mr. Richard V. Spencer

Secretary of the Navy

Click here for SECNAV's Message on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment in the Navy.

Ms. Melissa E. Cohen
Ms. Melissa E. Cohen

Department of Navy Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

Click here for our Welcome to the Regional Discussion video.