A new graduate and a professor use challenges to create support networks and art
University Showcase 5/19 8a: On this episode two women, one a recent University of New Mexico graduate and one a professor in the UNM Honors College, talk about overcoming some serious challenges and how they used those experiences to create. New graduate Adrianna Morales has become a passionate advocate for supporting sexual assault survivors after finding a lack of support following her own assault at 15 by a teacher in her school. And just a warning, this interview does include discussions of sexual violence.
Before she even got to UNM, Morales created the Sexual Assault Youth Support Network, (SAYSN), a nonprofit organization devoted to supporting empowering and connecting youth sexual assault survivors, and those that support them. She has spent the past several years advocating for survivors and communities in the legislature and in the academic discourse. And she's poised to help create a national youth advocacy corps.