Rosary's Wellness and Enrichment program welcomed Katie Koestner to campus on Monday, October 1, 2018.
Ms. Koestner is an internationally recognized author, activist, and educator addressing respect, safety, and healthy relationships. She has appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine, The Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, and other national television programs. She is the subject of an HBO movie and has lectured at over 5000 schools in North America. Her audiences have included the incoming classes at MIT, Brown University, West Point, the US Naval Academy, and the American Association of School Administrators. In 2010, the US Ambassador to India invited Katie to keynote and lead a 19 day campaign in India to raise awareness about Violence Against Women. In 2011, Ms. Koestner’s Foundation, Take Back The Night, was chosen by the TV Show, The Good Wife, as their charity of choice for their Celebrity Golf Tournament.
Students and parents were riveted by Ms. Koestner's presentation, which emphasized finding your core strength in difficult situations. Because her experience may be emotionally troubling to hear, our school counselors were and continue to be available to talk individually with students. For more information about Ms. Koestner and her foundation, Take Back the Night, please visit her website takebackthenight.org.