UCF talks consent.

On Monday, UCF’s Victim Services will conduct a mock trial in the Student Union discussing the difference between consensual sex and rape.

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The event, which will take place in room 316 of the Student Union, is in its third year. During the event, they will engage attendees in a conversation about consent, show others why is it important to support sexual assault victims, and give victims the courage to take action.

“It’s a safe space to observe, participate and get information” said Christey Oberbeck, the coordinator of the mock trial and a UCF victim advocate, “It’s also an opportunity to see the complicated issue of sexual assault from the perspective of the victim and alleged perpetrator.”

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The event will conclude with a panel consisting of a victim advocate, a faculty member, as well as UCFPD Police Chief Richard Beary to answer any questions.

Doors for the event open at 5:30 p.m. and the judge will convene at 6 p.m. The mock trial is free and open to the pubic, however the UCF Victim Services will be collecting non-perishabke food items for the Knights Help Knights Pantry, in an effort to support the UCF community during the upcoming holiday season.