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Saturday, September 23 • 11:10am - 12:10pm
The Right Response on Sexual Assault

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What we learned from Baylor and where we go from here

Moderators
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Morgan Smith (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Smith is an investigative reporter at the Tribune, where she recently completed a multi-part series on child sex trafficking. Previously she covered public education, including school finance reform and accountability and testing in Texas public schools. Smith’s political coverag... Read More →

Speakers
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Paula Lavigne

Reporter & Data Analyst for ESPN’s Outside the Lines
Lavigne been with ESPN since 2008, working primarily for the investigative sports news show Outside the Lines. In this role, she has covered major sporting issues including Baylor University’s sexual assault case. Most recently, Lavigne is co-author of the upcoming book Violated... Read More →
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J.M. Lozano

State Representative
Lozano, R-Kingsville, has represented House District 43 since 2011. He serves as chairman of the House Higher Education Committee and sits on the Environmental Regulation Committee. Previously, he served on the House Republican Caucus Policy Committee and as vice chairman of the... Read More →
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Wanda Mercer

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas System
Mercer oversees academic affairs for the University of Texas System. She previously served as vice president for student life at Tarleton State University and associate vice president and dean of students at the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Mercer has also served as presiden... Read More →
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Sierra Smith

Baylor University Student and Advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors
Smith is a junior at Baylor University. She is an advocate for reforming the handling of sexual assault cases at Texas colleges and universities. In April, Smith shared her story as a sexual assault survivor before the House Higher Education Committee, testifying in favor a bill... Read More →
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Kirk Watson

State Senator
Watson has represented Senate District 14 since 2007. He serves as vice chairman of the Senate Nominations Committee and sits on the Finance, Health & Human Services and Higher Education committees. In the 85th legislative session, Watson authored multiple campus sexual assault p... Read More →


Saturday September 23, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm
Flawn Academic Center, Auditorium 2304 Whitis Ave., Austin, Texas 78705