ASC/BUILD: The Culture Behind Sexual Assault, Replacing Rape Culture with Consent Culture

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
2520D University Capitol Centre
200 South Capitol Street
Iowa City, IA 52240
This event is BUILD approved.

This workshop is part of the Advocating for Safer Communities (ASC) certification program for people wanting to learn more and/or serve as allies and ambassadors for RVAP. The Culture Behind Sexual Assault interrogates the way that our society is set up to both subtly and overtly support sexual violence and offers participants a framework to challenge rape culture in their own lives. The session discusses the repercussions of not challenging rape culture, gives participants tools for critically examining language and culture, offers a model of affirmative consent and consent culture as a replacement for rape culture, and uses small group work to empower participants for personal growth. The program discusses affirmative consent practices in a sex-positive framework and offers students concrete examples of ways to incorporate enthusiastic consent into their lives. (Cross-listed with BUILD)

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.

To register for UI campus courses, log-in to UI Employee Self Service, click on "My Training" to be rerouted to Learning and Development, and click on the “Enroll in Courses” tab. Then use the search fields to find the desired sessions.        

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Chief Diversity Office in advance at 319-353-2388 or diversity-resources@uiowa.edu

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