Corine T. Norgaard Lecture 2018
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Corine T. Norgaard Lecture 2018

“Passion and Perseverance: A Powerful Combination” 


5:30 p.m. in Wilde Auditorium

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PalombaDonna Palomba is a nationally recognized speaker, author, and advocate for sexual assault survivors. Following a harrowing home invasion and assault in 1993, Donna faced further victimization when the police department mishandled her case. Her extraordinary strength, perseverance, and leadership brought meaningful change to both police policy and Connecticut state law.

In 2007, Donna’s experience led her to found Jane Doe No More, Inc., a nonprofit charity dedicated to making the prevention of sexual violence and revictimization personal. Over the past 10 years, the organization has grown to include a Survivors Speak Program, an “Escape Alive Survival Skills” self-defense class, a Safe Student Initiative from elementary school through college, and an award-winning first-responder video, “Duty Trumps Doubt,” which is used in police stations all over the country. Moving forward, Jane Doe No More will continue these critical programs while focusing on the expansion of the Survivors Speak Program, giving as many survivors as possible a voice to change their own lives and, through their transformation, inspire others.

Donna’s story was featured on Dateline NBC and is chronicled in her book, Jane Doe No More, published in 2012.