About this session: Preventing and responding to sexual violence requires coordination among several offices, including SARC CARE, the UCSD Police, the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination, and the Student Conduct Office, among others. This presentation will provide an overview of how this coordinated effort works in practice.
About the Panelists:
Lori Chamberlain has served as the Title IX and Sexual Harassment Coordinator at UC San Diego since 1998 and is the Director of the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination (OPHD), an office that provides assistance to faculty, students and staff. Prior to joining UC San Diego in this position, Ms. Chamberlain earned a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Irvine and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and she practiced employment and higher education law at the San Diego law firm of Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps. At UC San Diego, Ms. Chamberlain oversees the investigation of claims of harassment or discrimination based on any protected category, including sex, as well as the investigation of claims of sexual assault. She also directs prevention efforts and training on these same topics, and assists with the resolution of these issues.
Nancy Wahlig, MSW, LCSW has been working with violence prevention since 1982. She has worked in the community, first as co-director of a grassroots rape crisis center in Guam, then as Director of the Rape Crisis Center in Palo Alto. In 1988, she was the founding director of the Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Center for Counseling, Advocacy, Resources, and Education (SARC CARE) here at UC San Diego, where she presently works.