How to Support Queer and Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence

March 2, 2021

While all communities experience sexual violence, LGBTQ2S+ communities are disproportionately subjected to sexual violence and face systemic barriers to accessing support. We will examine the intersections of sexual violence, heterosexism and cissexism, learn about foundational support skills, and explore strategies for responding to sexual violence in ways that affirm the identities and lived experiences of queer and trans survivors.


Meagan Simon

Meagan Simon has a B.A in psychology and a M.A. in sociology. As the Sexual Violence Response Coordinator at MacEwan University, she supports individuals impacted by sexual violence and works to strengthen campus-wide response to sexual violence. She has over 10 years experience working to address gender-based violence within post-secondary environments and as a front-line supporter and anti-violence educator. Meagan holds and adopts a trauma-informed and intersectional feminist framework.

Roxanne Runyon

Roxanne Runyon has an M.A. in Gender Studies and a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies, and is the Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Coordinator at MacEwan University. She leads initiatives that foster individual, community and institutional capacity to prevent and respond to sexual violence. She has over ten years experience in sexual violence education and empowering individuals to become advocates for consent and healthy relationships within their own communities.


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This event is part of Pride Week 2021, where MacEwan University recognizes and celebrates the diversity of our LGBTQ2S+ students, faculty, staff and allies.

MacEwan’s Pride Week 2021 is proudly supported in collaboration with the MacEwan Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity, NAIT, NorQuest College, Concordia University of Edmonton and TD Bank Group.


Pride Week 2021

Centre for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Office of Sexual Violence Prevention, Education and Response

Event Details

Date March 2, 2021
Start Time 2:00 p.m.
End Time 3:30 p.m.
Location Online
Event Type Information session
Contact Person Roxanne Runyon
Contact Phone 780-497-4027
Contact Email
Event Website Visit Site