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TUCP Direction Presents: Megan Twohey

February 11, 2019
7:00 p.m. @ LBC Kendall Cram

TUCP is proud to present its Spring Speaker Series! No tickets are required, and the event is free and open to the public! Doors: 6:30 pm, Show: 7 pm

Megan Twohey is a prize-winning investigative reporter for The New York Times who has focused much of her attention on the treatment of women and children. Along with a team of reporters who exposed sexual harassment and misconduct across industries, she was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for public service in 2018. In 2017, she and Jodi Kantor broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s decades of alleged abuse toward women, helping to ignite a global reckoning on sexual harassment. The investigation shared in the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for public service and the George Polk award for national reporting, and won other national prizes. The previous year, during the 2016 presidential race, Ms. Twohey told the stories of women who accused Donald J. Trump of groping and other sexual misconduct. As a reporter with Reuters, she uncovered an underground network where parents gave away adopted children they no longer wanted to strangers met on the Internet. Known as private re-homing, the illicit practice took place with no government oversight and at great risk to children. Called The Child Exchange, the series was a finalist for the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting and won other awards. It prompted states to pass new laws to protect children. Two of the main subjects were sent to prison. And Ms. Twohey testified before a Senate committee. While reporting at The Chicago Tribune, she exposed how police and prosecutors were shelving DNA evidence collected after sex crimes, robbing victims of the chance for justice. In response to her articles, Illinois passed the first state law mandating the testing of every rape kit. Ms. Twohey's other investigations brought about separate legal protections for victims of stalking, domestic violence and sex-abusing doctors. Ms. Twohey, a contributor to NBC and MSNBC, lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. Ms. Twohey and Ms. Kantor are writing a book on the Weinstein investigation and sexual harassment, coming from Penguin Press.

consentual Campaign Kick-off

February 14, 2019
11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. outside Bruff @ the Live Well hut

Consent – Let’s talk about it! Project IX’s consentual campaign is about normalizing conversations about consent on campus. Pick up a sticker and button to show how important consent is to you.

Sexual Health Festival

February 15, 2019
2:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. @ LBC Pocket Park (rain location: LBC Pederson Lobby)

The Sexual Health Festival aims to educate in not only the traditional sexual education manner but in terms of sex toy education. Sex Fest is sex positive (obviously), inclusive, and queer friendly. Sex Fest will feature a sex toy giveaway with over 80 prizes (we have butt plugs, vibrators, and everything in between!), FREE safer sex supplies including condoms & dental dams, sex education resources, consent education, and FREE food. This festival will help students practice self-care, self-love, and increased communication with partners to make sex more enjoyable! Sponsored by NAMI.

Truth 2 Power: Reclaiming Me Too in Communities of Color

March 11, 2019
5:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. @ Anna Many Lounge in Caroline Richardson building

Join us as we analyze and critique the impact the Me too movement has had on communities of color. Recognizing that we are not a monolith, we will work engage in large and small group dialogue to challenge the dominant narratives on relationships and sexual violence. Together we will challenge myths, reclaim our stories, and support one another to promote empowerment and healing. This program will center the most marginalized populations in our community.  Sponsored by the O.  Contact Sienna Abdulahad at sabdulahad@tulane.edu for more information

Louisiana Sexual Assault Student Activist Conference

March 16, 2019
9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. @ Xavier University

This student-run conference provides a venue for sexual assault activists from across Louisiana to gather to learn from local and national experts and to share their experiences about sexual assault activism on their college campuses.  Register for the free conference here.   

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Day of Action

April 2, 2019
11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. @ LBC 1st floor

Wear Teal and join the Student Coalition for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response for Tulane Tuesday at the LBC to kick-off Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Fridays at Newcomb: Caroline Heldman: From the Campus Anti-Rape Movement to #MeToo: Networked Activism for Change

April 12, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. @ the Anna Many lounge in Caroline Richardson building

Dr. Heldman is an Associate Professor of Politics at Occidental College in Los Angeles, the Research Director for the Geena Davis Institute for Gender in Media, and the Executive Director of The Representation Project. Her research specializes in media, the presidency, and systems of power (race, class, gender). Dr. Heldman co-edited Rethinking Madame President: Are We Ready for a Woman in the White House? (Lynne Rienner, 2007) and authored Protest Politics in the Marketplace: Consumer Activism in the Corporate Age (Cornell University Press, 2017), Women, Power, and Politics: The Fight for Gender Equality in the United States (Oxford University Press, 2017), The New Campus Anti-Rape Movement (Lexington, 2018), and Gender and Resistence in the 2016 Presidential Election (Praeger, 2018). Dr. Heldman has been active in “real world” politics as a professional pollster, campaign manager, and commentator for CNN, MSNBC, FOX News, and CNBC. She has also been featured in popular documentaries, including Missrepresentation, The Mask You Live In, The Hunting Ground, Informant, Equal Means Equal, and Liberated. Dr. Heldman was one of many women who went public with allegations of gender discrimination against Bill O’Reilly that led to his firing from Fox News. She splits her time between Los Angeles and New Orleans where she co-founded the New Orleans Women’s Shelter and the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum. Dr. Heldman also co-founded End Rape on Campus (EROC), Faculty Against Rape (FAR), and End Rape Statute of Limitations (ERSOL).

Sponsored by the Newcomb College Institute.

Theater Project: Roleplay Read-Through

April 15, 2019
7:00 p.m. @ the Lab Theatre, 104 McWilliams Hall

During the 2018-19 school year, Tulane students are partnering with Goat in the Road Productions, an acclaimed New Orleans-based professional theater company, and documentarian Katie Mathews to create Roleplay, a devised theater piece and accompanying documentary film created to give students a voice in exploring and shaping our campus culture. Students will collaborate with professional film and theater makers on an original piece focusing on Tulane students' perspectives on: Love Sex Power Consent Relationships. The yearlong creative process includes six weekend-long workshops throughout 2018-2019 and rehearsal and performance in the early Fall of 2019. Students will work alongside professional actors, writers, designers and film-makers learning valuable skills to create a powerful piece of art that reflects a multi-dimensional range of student voices and experiences.

On April 15, the students will present a read-through of Roleplay.

Stay tuned for updates on performance dates and other related events. For more information, contact Darci Fulcher at dfulcher@tulane.edu.

Masculinity and Sexual Violence Summit/Workshop

April 17, 2019
time and location TBD

Please save the date. More details to come!

Shifting the Paradigm

Fall 2019 details TBD

The Annual Shifting the Paradigm is an educational and mobilizing event aimed to provide foundational knowledge for future conversations through the year about sexual violence prevention. Build community through action and show your support by attending this event.

Take Back the Night

Fall 2019 details TBD

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.  

Annual USG Town Hall on Sexual Violence

Fall 2019 details TBD

Each year USG sponsors an interactive event for students to learn more about sexual violence prevention goals and initiatives as well as the various resources at Tulane.