At the Heart of Gold film screening with Courage First


New Partnership Announcement
A new partnership between Courage First and UC Speaks Up offers University of California students the opportunity to participate in virtual screenings and discussions of Emmy-nominated At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal (ATHOG) to raise awareness about sexual assault prevention and resources available to survivors.

Upcoming ScreeningWe are thrilled to host our second virtual screening Oct 9-13, and expert discussion panel Oct. 14. We look forward to a lively, educational discussion with panelists Chrissy Weathersby-Ball, Larissa Boyce, and Professor Marci Hamilton.

If you are a UCLA student, please register here. If you would like to host a future screening and discussion for your student group, class, or athletics team, please contact Kamila Tan at Check back soon for future screenings!

Project Background
This partnership was born out of research done by UC Speaks Up and the UC Global Health Institute, examining sexual violence prevention among collegiate athletes. The research found that there are barriers to awareness and accessing resources for sexual violence support, and that additional programs for sexual violence prevention are necessary.

About UC Speaks Up
The research team at UC Speaks Up is led by three small, but deeply committed teams of student, staff and faculty investigators from UCLA, UCSD and UCSB. Their work is supported by the UC San Diego Center on Gender Equity and Health (GEH) and the UC Global Health Institute’s Women’s Health, Gender and Empowerment Center of Expertise.

The UC Speaks Up Research Team, lead by Dr. Jennifer Wagman.

All research team members have received formal training on trauma-informed practices, research ethics and compliance, how to conduct safe and ethical research on intimate partner violence, and qualitative research methods. UC Speaks Up is equipped with resources to support survivors that are confidential and accessible both on- and off- campus.

Courage First Survivor Advocate Trinea Gonzcar participates in post-film panel discussion.

About Courage First
Courage First focuses on the prevention of abuse, particularly in sport. Created in honor of the Sister Survivors featured in ATHOG, Courage First offers universities, organizations, and communities the opportunity to screen the film and discuss the complexities around sexual assault on campus and in sport.

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