Tag: sexual violence

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Imprints Project shares survivor experiences

On Monday, April 23, a small crowd gathered in the lobby of Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence as part of Macalester’s second annual Imprints Project: a student-organized art installation that uses handprints and stories to assert the presence and relay the experiences of survivors on campus….

Editorial: Katz gives flawed speech on sexual violence
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Editorial: Katz gives flawed speech on sexual violence

April is Sexual Violence Awareness month. But Jackson Katz doesn’t like that name. Awareness may have been the goal in decades past, he says, but it’s short of where we need to be in 2017. Katz is an acclaimed sexual violence educator and activist. He’s written books, made movies, and given a TED talk that…

Features

Examining the role of Consent is Mac on campus

Most students are familiar with the campus aphorism “Consent is Mac.” However, they may be less familiar with the student-led campaign behind the phrase, which is part of the Health and Wellness Center. One of the organizers, Shannon Mahedy ’17, summarized the role of Consent is Mac, saying, “It’s a student-led campaign that started eleven…

Opinion

What is the point of Consent is Mac, again?

Although “Consent is Mac” t-shirts are ubiquitous on campus, we, the student leaders of the campaign, want to reaffirm the mission and components of the Consent is Mac initiative. We want to acknowledge the foundation of the campaign and what it seeks to establish. The “Consent is Mac” slogan does not imply that consent is…

New sexual violence prevention programs
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New sexual violence prevention programs

Karla Benson Rutten, Title IX Coordinator and Director of Equity, and Laura Linder-Scholer, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, both exhibit pride for their new positions. These positions were created to, “respond to increasing awareness and concern about the prevention and response to sexual violence and other civil rights on campuses.” Benson Rutten has the job of…

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College distributes survey on sexual violence

This past weekend, The Office of Student Affairs sent out a survey about sexual violence on campus. Data collected from the survey will help guide Macalester’s efforts towards sexual violence prevention and serve as a benchmark to compare our efforts with those of other institutions. Dean of Students Jim Hoppe, Vice President of Student Affairs…

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Zerlina Maxwell speaks on sexual violence prevention

On Tuesday, the political analyst, commentator, writer, and speaker Zerlina Maxwell spoke as part of Macalester’s SPEAK Series, Women’s History Month, and Sexual Violence Prevention at Mac. The title of her talk was “From Catcalling to Sexual Assault: How We Can All Work to End Gender Based Violence.” Maxwell spent the majority of her 90-minute…