This calendar lists events related to sexual violence prevention and response that are happening across campus.

Mar 31

"Sexual Citizens" Book Group (for faculty & staff)

Join us as we discuss the social roots of sexual assault on campus and explore a new roadmap for effective prevention. Session 3 of 3.

4:00 – 5:30 pm / Zoom

Through the lens of looking at sexual assault as a public health problem, Sexual Citizens draws from Columbia University’s Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT), arguably the most comprehensive study of sexual assault on a campus to date and was profiled in the New Yorker last year. The authors, drawing on testimonies of over 150 Columbia students who participated in the study, present an entirely new framework that emphasizes sexual assault’s social roots—transcending current debates about consent, predators in a “hunting ground,” and the dangers of hooking up. Through the powerful concepts of “sexual projects,” “sexual citizenship,” and “sexual geographies,” the authors offer a new and widely-accessible language for understanding the forces that shape young people’s sexual relationships and offers a roadmap for how higher education institutions, and each of its members, can effectively address sexual assault on campuses.

Copies of the book are available through the LTC. Sign up to participate here.

Reading schedule is: 

  • Meeting 1: February 10 (introduction and chapters 1 – 3; pages ix – 85 )
  • Meeting 2: February 24 (chapters 4 – 6; pages 86 – 174)
  • Meeting 3: March 31 (chapter 7 – 9 and conclusions; pages 175 – 273)

Sponsored by Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Events. Contact: Nora Peterson