Healing, Change, Transformation

Conference on Ending Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Violence

University of Michigan presents the 2023 Biennial Conference on Ending Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Violence: Healing, Change, Transformation. This conference is organized by the Prevention Education, Assistance, and Resources (PEAR) Department and the Initiative on Gender-Based Violence and Sexual Harassment and supported by the Office of the Provost, Institute for Research on Women and Gender (IRWG), and the Office of Vice President for Research.

This in-person conference welcomes researchers, practitioners, staff, faculty, and students to discuss innovations in research and practice on sexual harassment and gender-based violence. The theme of this year’s event is Healing, Change, Transformation. This trauma-informed and survivor-centered event will focus on individual and collective healing and share novel approaches to prevention and response. The first day will be dedicated to professional development workshops. The second day will include a keynote presentation, lightning talks, concurrent sessions, a poster session, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Michigan Union
530 S State St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Friday, May 19, 2023
Michigan League
911 N University
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

May 18, 2023

Sheldon Auditorium (Towsley Center For Continuing Medical Education)

12:00 – 1:00 PM

Workshop for Michigan Medicine

Michigan Union (Main Campus)

1:00 PM


1:30-5:45 PM


6:00 PM


May 19, 2023

Michigan League (Main Campus)

8:00 AM

Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30 AM

Plenary Session, Dr. Xhercis Mendez

10:30 AM

Break with Networking Opportunities

11:00 AM

Concurrent Sessions


Networking Lunch and Poster Session

1:30 PM

Concurrent Session

4:15 PM

Closing Remarks, Dr. Rebecca Campbell


May 18 - 19 2023


12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 18 - 19 2023
  • Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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