Central Coast Voices: Understanding stalking

May 20, 2021

Stalking is a terrifying and complicated crime to address and navigate, however it is often minimized in our society. Media portrayals of stalking are often deeply problematic and lead to misconceptions being perpetuated further. In California State University Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) recent Campus Survey on Sexual Violence, 18% of respondents reported being persistently followed, and/or harassed, and/or pursued by someone in an unwanted way on or around Cal Poly’s campus, but only 32% of these students identified these behaviors as “stalking.” What is stalking? What does it look like? And, what help is available for survivors?

Join Kris Kington-Barker as she speaks with guests Kara Samaniego, Assistant Director of Wellbeing at California University Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, which directs the Safer program, and Jatzibe Sandoval, Legal Advocate with Stand Strong as they discuss the issue of stalking and how to recognize and respond to this serious crime.

Broadcast date: 5/20/2021

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX and made possible through underwriting by Joan Gellert-Sargen.