Post Date: February 16, 2005

“Diane was awarded the 2005 Champions for Change because she has shed light on the issue of sexual violence through her film and lecture,” said Gina Scaramella, executive director of the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. “Beyond being knowledgeable, Diane inspires others to get involved to make a difference in an issue that is often dismissed or overlooked despite affecting so many in our community and our world.”

Rosenfeld’s former student, Radha Iyengar, voiced her support for in a letter to BARCC. “I signed up for Diane’s class in the hope of learning something about how the law works to protect women and end violence. When I signed up, I had no idea that this was going to be the sort of class that could change my outlook on the world.”

Rosenfeld is currently teaching the seminar, Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice. Before joining Harvard Law School, she served as senior counsel in the Violence Against Women Office at the Department of Justice. Rosenfeld also co-produced, with Academy Award winning Cambridge Documentary Films, “Rape Is …” a film about sexual violence worldwide.