Harrisburg, Pa

Annual Survivor Symposium

Each year we host our Survivor-Led Symposium in order for the professional community to learn from the survivor community. It is only through input and collaboration with survivor leaders, that professional allies – law enforcement, attorneys, social workers, judges, legislators, medical providers, and concerned citizens – will be effective in combatting commercial sexual exploitation. Symposium participants are provided with an opportunity to gather the most relevant information by attending workshops and developing an action plan they can take back to their respective work spaces. We believe that cultural competence and victim-centered practices can only be learned through engagement and listening to survivors. The 2019 symposium took place at The Inn at Villanova, April 11 & 12th, and was titled, “Engaging Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation to End Gender-Based Violence“.

SAVE THE DATE: The upcoming Survivor Symposium will take place on April 2, 2020 at the Inn at Villanova. Stay tuned for future updates about this event.


  • Learn More About The CSE Institute

    We welcome contact from organizations and individuals interested in more information about The CSE Institute and how to support it.

    Shea M. Rhodes, Esq.
    Tel: 610-519-7183
    Email: shea.rhodes@law.villanova.edu

    Prof. Michelle M. Dempsey
    Faculty Advisor
    Tel: 610-519-8011
    Email: dempsey@law.villanova.edu

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