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Breaking the Culture of Sexual Assault Featuring Zerlina Maxwell


Zerlina Maxwell is a leading voice in the movement against sexual assault. From being on stage at the Oscars with Lady Gaga, to interviewing Hillary Clinton, to being a frequent guest on MSNBC and FOX, Maxwell’s insight on cutting-edge topics make her a go-to cultural and political commentator. 

In this concluding lecture of our Breaking the Culture of Sexual Assault series, Maxwell brings optimism and hope to our collective efforts to eradicate sexual violence. Maxwell’s talk will employ her razor-sharp insight and up-to-the-minute examples about the manifestation of rape culture in everyday and not-so-everyday ways. Focusing on politics, popular culture, and media, Maxwell will demonstrate not only how the culture of sexual assault has been powerfully disrupted of late, but also how we can continue to use our voices and power to advance equality and justice for all.

Thanks to our many and generous co-sponsors:  Office of the Provost, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Stanford Student Affairs, Stanford Law School, Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Program in Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Stanford Women’s Community Center.

This event is free and open to public. Click here to rsvp to the event.


    • Activist, Journalist, Political Analyst, Speaker and Commentator
     Zerlina Maxwell was formerly the Director of Progressive Media for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. She worked in the campaign’s press shop pitching coverage to progressive media outlets and curating daily messaging for online influencers. She also acted as a campaign spokesperson for the Presidential Debates. She is currently TV political analyst, speaker, and writer for a variety of national media outlets....