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Shifting the Paradigm

September 11, 2019
6-8 pm
Dixon Auditorium

The 5th Annual Shifting the Paradigm is an opportunity for Tulanians to come together to learn about the impact of sexual violence on our campus and communities.  Meredith Smith, Assistant Provost for Title IX and Clery Compliance, will share campus sexual misconduct data from the past year, and Dr. Dan Tillapaugh will provide a keynote address.  Dr. Tillapaugh conducted research over the past year on sexual misconduct within LGBTQ communities at Tulane and, in his professional work, focuses on intersectionality and social contexts of higher education, college men and masculinities, LGBT issues in higher education, and leadership development and education.  Students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend and learn how we can play our part in cultivating a culture of respect. 

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Roleplay

September 5 - 15
Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm
Tulane University’s Lupin Theatre, 150 Dixon Hall Annex
FREE but tickets must be reserved

A new play examining love, sex, power, and consent on campus.

Inspired by the startling results of the 2018 Tulane University Climate Survey on Sexual Misconduct revealing that 41% of female students and 19% of male students reported being sexually assaulted during their time on campus, a team of student performers and New Orleans artists have come together to address sexual violence on the University’s campus, creating a new theatrical work that explores student’s experiences. RESERVE TICKETS HERE

Adjunct Professor and GRP ensemble member Darci Fulcher, filmmaker Katie Mathews, Tulane Professor Jenny Mercein, as well as GRP members Shannon Flaherty, Denise Frazier and Chris Kaminstein, collaborated with Tulane students beginning in the 2018-19 school year to create this 90-minute show that follows 11 students through their Sophomore year of college.

The show’s student creator/performers are: Aaron Avidon, Carl Briggs Jr., Ross Brill, Alexandra Elam, Hannah Gordon, Grace Graughnard, Robert Holmes-Acourt, Miranda Kramer, Nagelle LeBoyd, Hailey Mozzachio, and Lucy Sartor. Roleplay was also built by Annalise Harknett, Noah Hazzard, Hannah Kent, and James Weiss. Click here for more info on the show!

MENtality Project Lunch & Learns

A program designed to educate, empower, and connect individuals with topics focused on healthy masculinity and resources. Lunch & Learns will be occur throughout the fall semester from 12:30pm-1:30pm to help students develop an understanding on what the MENtality project is and what can be expected in the upcoming semester. Lunch & Learns will include a FREE lunch, program overview, and activity and will take place Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Oct. 22, Nov. 5, and Nov. 12 from 12:30-1:30 pm. Registration is required for these events. Please visit the Campus Health WaveSync page.

Algorithmic Ethics: Racism and Sexism in Digital Humanities Databases

September 19, 2019
5:00 pm
Hebert Hall 201, Uptown Campus

Featuring Professor Sharon Block.

How have digital humanities databases changed the nature of scholarship? How have racism and sexism distorted those databases and the scholarship based on them? Professor Block will address these and other questions related to digital humanities research in her lecture. Professor Block has researched and taught the history of sexuality for over two decades. She is the author of Rape and Sexual Power in Early America (OIEAHC Imprint, University of North Carolina Press, 2006) and Colonial Complexions: Race and Bodies in Eighteenth-Century America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018) and numerous essays and articles. She pioneered applying new data- mining technologies to historical sources, including data-mining 80,000 eighteenth-century newspaper articles and evaluating the place of women’s history in a half million abstracts of historical publications. She is Professor of History at the University of California, Irvine. Sponsored by the History Department and Newcomb Institute.  For more information email rsparks1@tulane.edu

Fridays at Newcomb: Mary Koss: Safer Bars: Help Is On the House

October 4, 2019
12-1 pm
the Commons, 3rd floor, Diboll Gallery

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.

Mary Koss, PhD, is a Regents’ Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. She published the first national study on sexual assault among college students in 1987, which is the subject of the newly released I Never Called it Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape.  

Koss' current projects are two randomized trials evaluations of sexual assault prevention: Safer Bars (NIAAA) and E-AAA (a program enhanced with self-defense) (Arnold Ventures Foundation of Canada). She was the principal investigator of the RESTORE Program; the first restorative justice program for sex crimes among adults that was quantitatively evaluated (CDC). She has received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Research in Public Policy (2000), the Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology (2017), and the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award for Sustained Contributions to Psychology of Women.

Annual USG Town Hall on Sexual Violence

October 15, 2019
6:30-8:30 pm
Qatar Ballroom, Lavin-Bernick Center

The USG Annual Sexual Violence Town Hall will give students the opportunity to learn about the All-In plan through an informational panel, ask questions to students and administrators in a Q&A, and interact with different resources on Sexual Violence Prevention and Response through roundtable discussions.

Take Back the Night

October 24, 2019

Take Back the Night is an annual event to support survivors of sexual and gender violence, including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, and to take a stand against such violence in our community. More details to come!

Tim Mousseau: Mo-Men-Tum: Changing the Landscape of Modern Masculinity

November 13, 2019
Downtown: 12:00 pm, Diboll Auditorium, 1st floor Tidewater
Uptown: 7:00 pm, Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center

Keynote Description: What makes a man? And what makes a man masculine? These are both questions that pop culture, society, academics, communities, and individuals across the world have been attempting to answer for years. When it comes to masculinity, our conversation is anything but binary. Even with the ever-fluctuating meaning of the term masculinity, Tim Mousseau is convinced of one thing: students want to have conversations on what defines manhood. Even more, they want to understand what it means to express this idea in a positive way. As a male survivor of sexual assault and widely published author on topics of masculinity, Tim has seen firsthand how frequently both men and women want to have conversations concerning this compelling issue. The key lies in helping guide these discussions in a way that is just as fluid as the differing definitions of masculinity. During his time working with thousands of students discussing sex positivity and sexual assault prevention efforts, Tim has also helped create spaces where students can have critical discussions concerning the application of masculinity. By laying a foundation grounded in the roots of this term, exploring its connection to feminism, and drawing from studies regarding cultural systems, Tim helps his audience members understand that like many things in life, there is no black and white when it comes to masculinity, but the answers often lie in the gray.

In this keynote, Tim leads a vulnerable conversation about exploring his masculinity as a male survivor and how traditional values and tropes or masculinity often influence our perceptions. By digging deep into the topics surrounding identity and self-creation, students can clearly see the difference between healthy vs. toxic masculinity. By connecting personal stories to the audience and giving them a voice, Tim will leave a lasting impact on your students. This program is meant to challenge perceptions while building a welcoming dialogue where everyone can participate.

Speaker Bio: Over the past few years, Tim has worked in the fields of sexual violence prevention and masculinity to move the needle on these critical topics at over 250 keynotes across the country. Throughout his work, Tim has been a proud partner of JDoe, a SpokesMo for the Movember Foundation, and a past board member of the nonprofit, 1 in 6. Professionally, Tim received a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga and a Bachelors in Communication from the University of New Mexico. Outside of his work, Tim is an artist, having helped designed all 30 plus of his tattoos based on his significant life experiences.

Fridays at Newcomb: David Karp: Restorative Justice for Campus Sexual Harm

November 22, 2019
12-1 pm
the Commons, 3rd floor, Diboll Gallery

Fridays at Newcomb is a lecture series featuring speakers across disciplines that provides students with the opportunity to learn about subjects outside of their majors. The events are held in the Diboll Gallery at Newcomb Institute, on the third floor of The Commons - lunch is provided and the event is free and open to the public.

David Karp is a professor and director of the Center for Restorative Justice in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego. His current scholarship focuses on restorative justice in community and educational settings.

For his work on campus restorative justice, David was the recipient of the 2019 Leadership and Innovation Award from the National Association of Community and Restorative Justice as well as the 2011 Donald D. Gehring Award from the Association for Student Conduct Administration. David has published more than one hundred academic papers and six books, including The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Colleges and Universities, Wounds That Do Not Bind: Victim-Based Perspectives on the Death Penalty and The Community Justice Ideal.

He serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Community and Restorative Justice, and previously served as Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Professor of Sociology at Skidmore College. David received a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington.