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Shifting the Paradigm: By the Numbers

November 16, 2021
7-8 pm

Please join the Title IX office and the Division of Student Affairs for part one of Shifting the Paradigm 2021: By the Numbers, a deeper look at sexual misconduct data. Julia Broussard, Interim Assistant Provost for Title IX, will share campus sexual misconduct reporting data from the past academic year, followed by an update on Tulane's All In plan from Dr. Scott Tims, Assistant Vice President for Campus Health. The second half of the event will feature a talk on sexual misconduct climate surveys from Dr. Kevin Swartout, Professor of Psychology and Public Health at Georgia State University. Dr. Swartout is a member of the Administrator Researcher Campus Climate Collaborative (ARC3), which developed the climate survey instrument that Tulane utilizes, and will be analyzing the data from Tulane’s upcoming 2022 Sexual Misconduct Campus Climate Survey.

Click here to view an event recording

Fridays at Newcomb: Dr. Lisa R. Avalos: I Never Said Yes: Why Failure to Seek Consent in First Encounter Sex Should be A Crime

Friday, January 28, 2022
12 pm
Diboll Gallery, the Commons

Dr. Lisa R. Avalos is an Associate Professor of Law and holds the Hermann Moyse, Sr. Professorship at Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where she has taught since 2018, primarily in the areas of criminal law and procedure, sex crimes, and professional ethics. Much of her scholarship addresses gender-based violence and has appeared in the Brooklyn Law Review, Nevada Law Journal, Michigan Journal of Gender & Law, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Fordham International Law Journal, and others. She has written opinion pieces for the Guardian, appeared on BBC Radio and Louisiana Public Radio, and has been quoted in numerous publications including the Guardian, Huffington Post, Time Magazine, BuzzFeed, Cosmopolitan, and Vice News. She earned her J.D. at New York University School of Law and holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Fridays at Newcomb is a free lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines. Please note that non-Tulane guests must provide either proof of vaccination OR a negative PCR COVID-19 test that was taken within the past 72 hours.

Annual USG Town Hall on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response

February 1, 2022
7-9 pm
Qatar Ballroom, Lavin-Bernick Center

The Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Townhall gives students a chance to learn more about the work Tulane faculty and students are doing to combat sexual violence on campus.  The event will feature an opening by President Fitts, questions and answers with panelists, and in-person small group discussions.  If you cannot attend in person, you can watch the event using the following Zoom link: https://tulane.zoom.us/j/96122079836 with meeting ID 961 2207 9836

For the 2020 event, visit this link to access an event recording and transcript, an event program including resources, and materials from Meredith Smith's presentation on the recent changes to Title IX.   Visit this link to view answers to questions that were submitted during the event but were not able to be answered live. 

A Symposium on "Me Too, Feminist Theory, and Surviving Sexual Violence in the Academy"

Friday, February 4, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Diboll Gallery, the Commons

Join the Newcomb Institute for a symposium on the edited collection Me Too, Feminist Theory, and Surviving Sexual Violence in the Academy (Lexington Books, 2020). Edited by Professor Laura Gray-Rosendale, the volume "collects a range of perspectives from sexual assault survivors with backgrounds in academia. The contributors in this collection connect their experiences of sexual violence to their research and work within the academy as well as their lives outside of it."

At noon, there will be a keynote talk by Professor Gray-Rosendale, titled "We Too: Survivorship, Personal Narrative, and the Collective Challenge to Violence, Power, and Privilege.” Email Laura Kreller (lkreller@tulane.edu) to register. Click here for the full schedule of events.

Conversations with Ally Coll

February 10, 2022
6:30-8 pm
Qatar Ballroom, Lavin-Bernick Center
Zoom option available

Ally Coll is a lawyer and nationally recognized expert, thought leader, writer, and public speaker on the #MeToo movement and gender equality. Her writing on legal and workplace issues has been published in the Washington Post, PBS NewsHour, Law360, Roll Call, Bloomberg Law, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, The Hill, and Jezebel.

She is the President of the Purple Campaign, a non-profit organization she co-founded in 2018 in the wake of the #MeToo movement to address workplace harassment by implementing stronger corporate policies, establishing better laws, and empowering people to create lasting change in their own workplaces and communities.

She received her B.A. magna cum laude from Tulane University in 2007, where she majored in History and Political Science and minored in Spanish, and her J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School in 2016, where she served on the Board of the Harvard Women's Law Association and as the Executive Policy Editor of the Harvard Law and Policy Review.

Sponsored by Tulane AKPsi and USG Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Committee

Sex Week

February 14-18, 2022

Sex Week brings together the Tulane community to offer a diverse week of comprehensive, queer-inclusive, culturally-specific, sex-positive sexual health events and conversations.  Visit https://sexweek.tulane.edu/ to learn more. 

Shifting the Paradigm: Chanel Miller

March 23, 2022
6-7:30 pm
McAlister Auditorium

The 7th Annual Shifting the Paradigm is an opportunity for the Tulane community to come together to learn about the impact of sexual violence on our campus and communities. This year's event will feature a reading from Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name, followed by a conversation on empowerment, storytelling, and healing in the context of sexual violence.  All members of the Tulane community are invited to join us for this important conversation!  To submit questions for Chanel for the the Q&A portion of this event, please use this link.

Chanel Miller is a writer and artist. Her memoir, Know My Name, was a New York Times bestseller, a New York Times Book Review Notable Book, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, and the California Book Award. It was also a best book of the year in Time, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, NPR, and People, among others. She was named one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and a Time Next 100 honoree, and was a Glamour Woman of the Year honoree under her pseudonym Emily Doe. For more information on Chanel, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

This event was rescheduled from September 2021 due to disruptions from Hurricane Ida.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Each April, individuals and institutions come together to raise public awareness about sexual violence in all its forms and educate our communities about how to prevent it. More details to come about 2022's slate of events.

Healthy Relationships Week

SAPHE's Healthy Relationships Week is a week dedicated to promoting healthy relationships between romantic partners, friends, and selves at Tulane! As a community, we will be learning about the signs of an unhealthy relationship, healthy conflict, ways to show appreciation, healthy sexual practices, and more to help us understand what it takes to have healthy social connections!  The 2021-22 Health Relationships Week took place October 18-22, 2021.

Body Respect Week

Body Respect Week is an invitation to be a part of conversations about bodies, one that nourishes and celebrates who are and who we can become, including every way we show up in the world!  Visit the Body Respect Week website to learn more and to view a full schedule of events.  The 2021-22 Body Respect Week took place November 8-12, 2021