Creating a Culture of Affirmative Consent

Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 11:00am to 1:00pm

This is a past event.

Montgomery Ross Fisher (MRF)

Hosted by Renee Smith-Maddox, Anita Dashiell-Sparks, Melissa Singh, Motoko Maegawa, and Loren Moye.

Sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

Recent advances in diversity education stress the importance of creating healthy conversations around sexuality and sexual interaction to avoid the risk of sexual harassment and assault. Leading theorists agree that the key intervention is to shift from the prevailing sexual assault paradigm of “No means No” to one that educates people about the importance of securing consent. This session explores communication strategies that will be effective with faculty, staff, and students as well as the challenges of transitioning to a sexual education approach focused on securing full sexual consent from partners. Based on the National SEED Project’s methodology, it is designed to equipped us with the skills to acknowledge systems of oppression, power, and privilege.

Lunch provided.

Open to: Faculty, staff and students

Capacity: 36


Students, Faculty/Staff






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