Prevention Educator and OurMusicMyBody Campaign Coordinator
As the Northside Prevention Educator with Resilience, Maggie Arthur facilitates education to all age groups on sexual violence; engages those residing in Northside Chicago neighborhoods in violence prevention strategies; and builds community partnerships with agencies on the Northside who share Resilience’s mission of improving the treatment of survivors and effecting positive change in policies and public attitudes towards sexual violence.
Maggie is especially invested in bringing access to affirming sex education to students with disabilities. As such, she has helped craft Resilience’s first prevention curriculum for high school students with cognitive disabilities. Further, Maggie is on the fundraising committee of the Illinois Imagines campaign that works at the intersection of sexual assault survivor advocacy and disability advocacy.
When she is not teaching, Maggie is the Campaign Coordinator of the OurMusicMyBody (OMMB) campaign. OMMB is a collaboration between Resilience and Between Friends that focuses on ending sexual violence in the music community. Maggie works as both volunteer coordinator and training facilitator. She has had the pleasure of educating the staff of several Chicago music venues, festivals, bars and restaurants on crafting a culture of accountability that prioritizes bystander intervention to end harm.
Prior to joining Resilience, Maggie attended undergrad at Indiana University where she graduated 2011 with a BFA in photography and a BA in journalism. While in Bloomington, she began volunteering as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence. After moving to Chicago in 2011, she began volunteering at Chicago Women*s Health Center and expanding her understanding of the barriers that exist for women and trans individuals accessing healthcare and health education. In 2017, she completed her Master of Social work at UIC’s Jane Addams College of Social Work. She is 40-hour certified as both a Domestic Violence Survivor Advocate and Sexual Assault Survivor Advocate.