Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, who gave voice to over 150 women who chose to confront convicted abuser Larry Nassar at his 2018 sentencing, is the key speaker at the Michigan State Medical Society Alliance’s Fall Focus symposium luncheon on Tuesday, October 2, 2018.
The luncheon will feature discussion about the challenge of preventing domestic violence and sexual abuse in our communities. Proceeds from the event will be donated to YWCA programs in Michigan that are working to address domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the MSMSA hopes Fall Focus will help communities address this critical issue.
“Any instance of domestic violence or sexual assault, from the high profile Larry Nassar case to the incidents no one ever hears about, is a tragedy,” says MSMSA President Lisa Hildorf. “We can – and should – do more to prevent this from happening in our communities. Judge Aquilina gave Nassar’s victims a voice, and now it’s time to use our voices to make a difference.”
The Fall Focus symposium luncheon, held at the County Club of Lansing from 11:30 am until 1:15 pm, is open to all. Tickets are $50 each, and tables of eight may be reserved for $350 apiece. Those interested in being part of the solution can view event details and purchase tickets at MSMSA.org/upcoming-events. Since seating is limited, tickets should be purchased by September 25, 2018.
Judge Aquilina is most notable for presiding over the 2018 USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal and sentencing Larry Nassar to up to 175 years in prison. She was elected to the 30th Circuit Court for Ingham County in November 2008. Previously, she served as a 55th District Court Judge for four years, during which time she served as Chief Judge as well as the Sobriety Court Judge.
Judge Aquilina retired Honorably from the Michigan Army National Guard after twenty years of service. She became part of Michigan’s history as the first female JAG Officer in the Michigan Army National Guard. She is also a published author, has served on numerous boards and commissions, and teaches as an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
The Michigan State Medical Society Alliance (MSMSA) is dedicated to advancing the health of Michigan’s citizens through advocacy, education and action.
Source: Press Release