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Sharon Travis

Sexual Assault Center
Prevention and Outreach Specialist
Sharon Travis is the prevention and outreach specialist at the Sexual Assault Center.  Originally from the Philadelphia, PA area, she has a Master of Arts in Civic Leadership from Lipscomb University and a Bachelor of Science from Tennessee State University. She possesses a passion for expanding prevention efforts that go upstream and stop sexual violence before there is a need for intervention and counseling. She works on community initiatives, creates awareness and delivers presentations with creativity, cultural sensitivity, and trauma/resiliency informed approaches. Building collective and positive community impact and innovative change strategies around the tough issue of sexual assault and sex positive education are the hallmark of her professional experience that spans over 25 years working with youth, college students and professionals.

Projects:
  • The Safe Bar and Angel Shot Project was developed and implemented to train bar and restaurant staff on bystander intervention theory and techniques. Nashville is nationally known as the “it” city. We also want to be known as a safe city that cares. Local bars and restaurants should be comfortable, fun and safe. 
  • Youth Advisory Council consists of high school youth who provide education and messages around rape culture.