FIRST GUEST: Dylan Lauren, Founder and CEO of Dylan’s Candy Bar, “The World’s Largest Candy Emporium”
This afternoon from noon – 4:00, come enjoy a wonderful world filled with candy and puppies!
Dylan’s Candy Bar (445 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago) is hosting an adoption event to try to find homes for 40 dogs from PAWS Chicago! Stop by from noon – 4:00 TODAY (September 18th) and meet your new best friend!
Can’t adopt but still want to help? Just buy some candy! 10% of sales during the event will benefit PAWS Chicago and the homeless animals they’ve saved.
Learn more at dylanscandybarn.com.
SECOND GUEST: Andrea L. Pino, co-author of We Believe You: Survivors of Campus Sexual Assault Speak Out, co-founder of End Rape on Campus
Here are some numbers everyone should be aware of: more than 1 in 5 women and 5 % of men are sexually assaulted at college. What’s even more shocking is how many of these cases are either unaddressed, unjustly resolved, or covered up believe it or not.
“What we see,” Pino explains, “is that there’s more of a deterrence for coming forward than there is for actually committing the crime.”
Andrea Pino survived an assault while a college student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unsatisfied with the way her case was handled, Pino filed a federal complaint against the institution, prompting aseries of investigations of dozens of colleges regarding the mishandling of such crimes.
When victims’ stories are doubted as much as they are, and victims are questioned relentlessly, there’s not a whole lot of reason for them to even reveal it happened.
“It’s often very rare for survivors to hear [‘we believe you’],” Pino says, which is why that’s the title of her new book. It’s a collection of more than 30 experiences of fellow assault survivors.
Pino’s story is also featured in The Hunting Ground, a documentary now available on Netflix.
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