Sameer met Anwen freshman year. He was into her, and they started seeing each other. Then one night, after a fraternity party, Sameer convinced Anwen to come home with him — which is when he coerced her into sexual activity. Their senior year, Anwen invited Sameer into a process of restorative justice.
This story features *both* Anwen and Sameer, talking about how they worked through sexual assault using restorative justice.
What does it sound like for a survivor to get her needs met? What does it sound like for a perpetrator to take responsibility for his sexual abuse of power?
Heartfelt thanks to the Friend Foundation, Varda Rabin, and David Karp at the Campus PRISM Project, which helps universities explore the possibility of applying restorative justice to sexual assault.
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Transcript: Right here
Musicians + Tracks:
- Chris Peck: Matope 1
- Tannhauser: Rock Off, Ötzi, Fin de Año
- David Sestay: Ladybird's Theme, Mountains
- Rob Voigt: Outro