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“The Enablers,” Institutional Actors in Sexual Assaults (podcast available)
Featuring Amos Guiora and Elizabeth Abdnour.
For years, storylines about sexual assaults have focused on perpetrators and victims/survivors–and for very good reasons. There’s a related storyline, too. It’s about institutional affiliates who either observe or know about sexual assaults but do not take appropriate action on the victims’ behalf. Omissions make it easier for perpetrators to get away with assaults, for assaults to continue, and for institutions to cover up what happened.
Our guests are:
Amos Guiora is a professor of law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. His books include the recently released Armies of Enablers: Survivors Stories of Complicity and Betrayal in Sexual Assaults (Chicago, IL: ABA Publishing, American Bar Association, 2020).
Elizabeth Abdnour is a Lansing, MI-area civil rights, Title IX, and education attorney. She is also a board member of The Firecracker Foundation. Ms. Abdnour is an advocate for survivors and has been outspoken on the issue of institutional enablement.
This program is sponsored by FutureU, a network of colleagues concerned about the status and future of higher education. Frank A. Fear, professor emeritus, Michigan St. Univ, is the program host.
Podcast (45 minutes) available here.