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The Michigan Daily Covers Stop Protecting Predators Event

Stop Protecting Predators flyer

On Novem­ber 13, 2021 six sur­vivors of U‑M sex­ual mis­con­duct and advo­cates came together to describe the fail­ures of the uni­ver­sity in pro­tect­ing vic­tims, in their own words. The event, Stop Pro­tect­ing Preda­tors: Sur­vivors Speak Up Against U‑M’s Pat­tern of Enabling Abuse, was sup­ported by the Stamps DEI Ini­tia­tive and fea­tured pan­elists Chuck Chris­t­ian (Stamps BFA​82), Maya Cros­man (Stamps BFA​16), and Stamps pro­fes­sor Rebekah Mod­rak as pan­elists. Stamps alum Cassie McQuater (BFA​09) co-orga­nized the event. 

Calder Lewis and Kristina Zheng, reporters for The Michi­gan Daily cov­ered the event. Accord­ing to their report­ing, Kelly McClin­tock, attor­ney for over 300 Ander­son sur­vivors as well as seven Con­forth sur­vivors at Gre­wal Law PLLC, served as a pan­elist for the program. 

When we hear our friends and our fam­ily or acquain­tances or we see in the com­ment sec­tion, some­one say­ing some­thing to under­mine the cred­i­bil­ity of a sur­vivor and speak­ing in a mean-spir­ited, not trauma-informed way, we have to stick out and we have to stand together and show sol­i­dar­ity to our brother and sis­ter sur­vivors,” McClin­tock said.

At the event, Pro­fes­sor Mod­rak called for a coun­cil of stu­dents, fac­ulty, staff and sur­vivors to over­see the Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX office. 

We need to include the exper­tise of sur­vivors,” Mod­rak said. 

Watch the record­ing of the Stop Pro­tect­ing Preda­tors event on YouTube.

Read the full Michi­gan Daily arti­cle: Jus­tice was not given’: Sur­vivors of Con­forth, Ander­son share expe­ri­ences at forum