This program for students heading to college or in 12th grade explores campus sexual assault and the importance of consent. Analyzing campus culture and social norms, students will learn to identify behaviors, attitudes, and customs that lay the groundwork for sexual violence to flourish. The second half of this program will focus on empowering students to be “upstanders” in potentially harmful situations. Attendees will gain tools that will allow them to intervene in safe, non-violent ways to help end sexual harassment and sexual abuse. Students will also learn about affirmative consent and the policies and laws in place regarding college campuses’ response to sexual assault.
Presented by Matthew Austin, Director of Education, Training & Outreach, and Educator Courtney Lauria, Women’s Center of Greater Danbury.