But, she said, “it shouldn’t be the burden of those who have been violated and are still on their healing journey to hold the rest of us accountable.”Andar spoke during a panel discussion at the Las Vegas university as part of a new initiative by the state Attorney General’s Office to raise awareness of sexual violence on campuses and to let students know how they can get support and assistance.
The event at Highlands was one of four Conscious Campus nights planned around the state.
for having gotten us to where we are,” Sophie Andar, a health education specialist, told a crowd of New Mexico Highlands University students following a screening of the film Tuesday.
Like he worked on engines for NASA for the space shuttles and stuff. We became kind of distant, but – and my mom passed away back in 2004, and so my dad and my brother are kind of the only ones in my immediate family that I have. So – but growing up, my dad’s mom she lived fifteen minutes from us in Ellis, Kansas, which is a super, super small town. A lot of the main roads, like downtown in my hometown are also still brick, but there’s more roads in Hayes than there are in Ellis. So – his whole life kind of revolves around, ’bout a twenty mile radius. And as far as – I don’t know, is this continuing the answer? And – I was actually thinking about this the other day. Well – I guess maybe that depends on the city, right?
How, like, I didn’t really know what was going on with me, which is strange, because I was actually brought up around a lot of queer-identified people, oddly enough. R: Do you think that growing up where you did – did you think it was harder to come out there than it would have been if you lived in the big city? I mean [laughs], you’ve got – ’cause I didn’t have any access to anything queer.
The event was part of a new iniative by the Attorney General’s Office to raise awareness of sexual assault on college campuses.
Cynthia Miller/The New Mexican From left, New Mexico Highlands University Dean of Students Kimberly Blea, Chief Deputy District Attorney Tom Clayton of the 4th Judicial District, campus interim police Chief Clarence Romero and health education specialist Sophie Andar hold a panel discussion on sexual assault Tuesday in Highland’s Ilfeld Auditorium.