Past Event

Turn Up The Volume on Chanel Miller

April 16, 2021
1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Online Event

Emily Doe, the woman sexually assaulted on Stanford University’s campus in 2016, was unknown to the world until she wrote a victim impact statement that went viral. In her recently published memoir, Chanel Miller comes forward as that powerful voice, reclaiming her name, identity, and narrative while pushing us to question our views on how and what we understand of the experience and impacts of sexual violence.

Our virtual headliner event will include opening remarks from Dr. Melanie Bernitz, Senior Vice President, Columbia Health, a reading and talk by Chanel Miller, and will be moderated by La’Shawn Rivera, Executive Director, Columbia Health Sexual Violence Response.

“Know My Name” was chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, TIME, Elle, Glamour, Parade, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Book Riot, among others. “Know My Name” is available for purchase at the Columbia Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

“To tell her story at all is enough…the fact that Miller tells it beautifully, caring enough for her reader to spin golden sentences from her pain, is a gift on top of a gift.” -Vogue

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This event was developed with funding provided by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Division of Family Health.  Its contents are solely the responsibility of Columbia University and do not necessarily represent the official views of NYSDOH.

Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. Please notify us in advance if you require closed captioning, sign-language interpretation, or any other disability accommodations. Alternatively, Disability Services can be reached at 212-854-2388 and [email protected].

Contact Information

Sexual Violence Response