The keynote will be presented by Steve Kardian, a 30-year veteran New York police detective who speaks frequently about sexual assault. Kardian will address how to reduce the risk of being a victim. Event organizers say that Kardian, through the means of awareness, avoidance and escape, helps students understand the mind of a predator and helps them understand the difference between a "hard target" and a "soft target."
The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the President's Office, MSU Sports and Recreation Department, ASMSU and Diversities Awareness.