Joyce McCauley-Benner, from Feminists for Life, will be speaking at Wheaton College on April 11, at 7 p.m., at the Barrows Auditorium in Room 105. She will be talking about “Victory Over Violence,” her personal story of discovering she was pregnant after being raped.
For the past 15-plus years, Joyce has worked as an advocate for vulnerable populations, including sex trafficking victims, domestic violence victims, and low-income families. While working with those populations, she was a case manager, researcher, and legal advocate. Joyce weaves her personal story of pregnancy after rape along with experiences from her advocacy efforts to help audiences understand the powerful connection between the exploitation of women and the exploitation of abortion.
As a pro-life feminist, Joyce has also worked as a racial justice facilitator and community organizer and currently oversees a utility assistance program for low-income families, in addition to her pro-life feminist work. She is a frequent contributor to FFL’s magazine, The American Feminist, and has addressed poverty, violence, and exploitation during her presentations on campus, on Capitol Hill, and at international conferences.