Women's Activism NYC

Ashley Slay

By: Jennifer Ojilere | Date Added:

Ashley Slay works as the Assistant Director of Interpersonal Violence Prevention in SARP (Sexual Assault Response and Prevention) at Boston Univerisity. With her mission and vision values reshaping the game, she holds true to SARP’s overall goal for the community: to build awareness, promote prevention, and create an inclusive environment for all. There were many sexual violence issues that Boston Univerisity failed to draw attention to. As a result, SARP became a platform for survivors to both seek out confidential care and share out their stories. Leading a student/survivor centered organization founded by student advocacy, many moments have shaped her values and who she is today. Being a part of programs centered around marginalized communities led her to believe that these core societal issues are all of our responsibilities. “I’ve seen some things, which motivated me to rise above and change it.” Her advice? Just do it. Do what makes you passionate. But also, respect your elders. Honor the past that led you to this moment. “Respect who came before you and figure out how you fit in.”

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