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As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testifies, survivors share their stories, many for the first time

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On this edition of Your Call, we're discussing today's hearings and what support is available to sexual assault survirors.

Three women have publicly detailed their accusations against Brett Kavanaugh. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who is testifying today, says Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her when they were in high school in 1982. What resources are available for survivors in crisis and long-term? Join the next Your Call with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Leslie Levy, an attorney and a partner at  Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams LLP, a law firm that represents employees who have faced or are facing discrimination or harassment on the job, and survivors of sexual abuse by professionals

Tanis Crosby, CEO of the YWCA Silicon Valley, an organization dedicated to empowering women through a variety of services and programs, including support for survivors of sexual assault

Web Resources:

Los Angeles Times: Read Julie Swetnick's declaration accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

Talking Points Memo: READ: Christine Blasey Ford’s Prepared Testimony

NBC News: Senate probed new allegation of misconduct against Kavanaugh

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.