Sofie Karasek, a junior at Cal, was assaulted during her freshman year. Her experience inspired her to study the history of sexual violence at UC Berkeley and to express her views in the video, below, which was produced by Youth Radio. Karasek recently testified before the state legislature about the university’s sexual harassment and sexual assault policies.

YouTube video

Youth Radio is an award-winning media production company that trains diverse young people in digital media and technology. It was founded in Berkeley in 1992 during a period of heightened youth violence and homicide, and established itself as an outlet for Bay Area youth to process their experiences and provide an alternative perspective to the prevailing media dialogue. Youth Radio moved its headquarters to downtown Oakland in 2007.

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