#MeToo: Community Conversations Week - November 27 - December 1, 2017 - Calendar of Events

Monday, Nov 27

Take Back the Night info session – 6-7:30pm Alonso Family Room MCC, Ohio Union

For those that are unfamiliar with TBTN, it is a movement aimed at ending sexual violence and demonstrating support for all survivors. This spring Ohio State will host a Take Back the Night Event in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2018. If you wish to learn more about the event and ways to be involved with planning, please join us Monday, November 27 at 6 p.m. in the Alonso Family Room. For more information about the TBTN Foundation, visit here.

Tuesday, Nov 28 

Sexual Harassment Culture in America seminar - Council of Graduate Students International Student Concerns Committee –5-6:30pm RPAC Meeting Room #2

Join CGS for a discussion of the culture of sexual harassment in the United States and how it differs around the world.  Presenters will share examples of how sexual harassment is defined in America, and specifically, at Ohio State, and compare with examples from around the world to help students understand how to draw clear boundaries and respect the boundaries of others.  

Sexual assault and victim blaming panel discussion - Advocates for Women of the World (AWOW) – 8-9:30pm Alonso Family Room MCC, Ohio Union

Representatives from Sexual Civlity and Empowerment, Title IX, and a Columbus community business partner will join together to speak about victim blaming and the culture of harassment and support for victims coming forward.  The panel is hosted and moderated by Advocates for Women of the World (AWOW).  For more information, contact Marissa Smithinsky.

Wednesday, Nov 29

Reproductive Coercion: A Form of Intimate Partner Violence - 1-2:15pm RPAC Meeting Room #1

Workshop Description: Reproductive coercion involves behaviors that a partner uses to maintain power and control in a relationship that are related to reproductive health, such as explicit attempts to impregnate a partner against her wishes, controlling outcomes of a pregnancy, coercing a partner to have unprotected sex, and interfering with birth control methods. This 75-minute workshop will define the scope of the problem and explore different types of reproductive coercion, including startling statistics and examples.  The audience will have the opportunity to learn about the role that Planned Parenthood plays in combating this issue and ask questions to our knowledgeable staff members. Attendees will also participate in an interactive activity where they’ll explore the intricacies of this type of intimate partner violence.

WSI DICE - Hunting Ground screening and discussion – 6-8pm Drinko Hall, Room 344

The Hunting Ground is a documentary film about the incidence of sexual violence on college campuses in the United States. Community dialogue immediately following the film.   Any questions? Contact Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett at jeter-bennett.1@osu.edu

Thursday, Nov 30

#MeToo Discussion - 8-9:30pm 100 Stillman Hall (*Note updated location)

Join students from Royalty, Delta Gamma, and the College of Social Work in a discussion about the #MeToo movement and it's impact on campus and community culture.  Participants can choose to express what the movement means to them by sharing a story, poem, spoken word, song, or just an expression of support for survivors.  Support resources will be available, and all are welcome.


Friday, Dec 1

OSU Sexual Misconduct Policy training, discussion and resource table – 2-4pm South Campus Gateway OHR 425A

The Office of Human Resources presents a training on the OSU Sexual Misconduct Policy, including a discussion of definitions, support resources, reporting options, responding to a disclosure, and employee duty to report.  The training is open to all students, faculty, and staff.  Employee participants are encouraged to register for the trainining on BuckeyeLearn which will add the training to your professional development transcript.  Campus and community resources will also be available.

Networking event - 4pm World of Beer Gateway

Enjoy a relaxing end to the week with some great dialogue around social justice, awareness, and engagement, or just meet a new colleague!  Open to all.

For more information, please contact:
Kellie Brennan, Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Gisell Jeter-Bennett, Intercultural Specialist for Women Initiatives, Student Life Multicultural Center