Meet Amanda Nguyen at our 2021 Fall Fundraiser!

Meet Amanda Nguyen at our 2021 Fall Fundraiser!

Amanda Nguyen, civil rights trailblazer and Founder and CEO of Rise, an organization that fights for the rights of survivors worldwide, unites with KCSARC September 29 for an event of inspiration, advocacy, and resilience.

“People are more than just what happened to them. It’s what you do about it.” – Amanda Nguyen




Amanda Nguyen telling her story on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah April 2019


Meet Amanda Nguyen, a courageous survivor, tenacious advocate and internationally-acclaimed social entrepreneur who fights for justice and changes laws on behalf of survivors of sexual assault and abuse.

Amanda will join us at Drawing on Our Strength Wednesday, September 29.

As Founder and CEO of Rise, Amanda empowers others to pen their own rights into existence.

Following her graduation from Harvard in 2013 she founded the social justice nonprofit Rise in 2014 and helped draft the first-ever Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights, which received bipartisan support and was passed unanimously through Congress.

The law includes a survivor’s rights to advocacy, equality, informative rape kit procedures and notification, termination of legal ties to the assailant, and to the retention of all rights regardless of whether the assault is reported to law enforcement.

Using her theory of organizing and Rise’s social movement model, Hopeanomics, Amanda has helped pass over 30 laws since the federal Survivors Bill of Rights passed, protecting more than 85 million sexual violence survivors. Additionally, she has trained hundreds of activists.

Amanda is a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Heinz Laureate, Ms. Foundation Award Winner, Nelson Mandela Changemaker, Forbes 30 Under 30, Foreign Policy 100, Time 100 Next, Frederick Douglass 100, and Marie Claire Young Woman of the Year. Previously, she served at NASA and the State Department under the Obama Administration.

We’re so excited to bring this inspirational speaker to KCSARC’s second annual Drawing on Our Strength fundraiser. Mark your calendar now for Wednesday, September 29 at noon. We hope to see you there!

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