Classroom Guest Lectures
- Effects of media on violence against women
- Sexual assault and consent
- Healthy relationships and relationship violence
- Stalking (including the use of technology to stalk)
Effects of media on violence against women
This interactive, multimedia presentation takes a look at representations of gender, sex, and college students in popular culture and the media. Through images, music, and videos, participants are shown how these aspects of popular culture are related to gender-based violence. Facilitators will lead participants in activities and discussions on the power of popular culture in our lives and its impact, both positive and negative, on our view of gender based violence. This guest lecture can be tailored to fit the needs and content of your class.
This interactive presentation provides a general overview of sexual assault, including the role of consent and alcohol. Multiple activities and discussions are used to help illustrate issues related to sexual assault in the college environment. Time is also spent teaching participants what they can do to help someone who has been sexually assaulted and the powerful role active bystanders can play in ending violence against women.This guest lecture can be tailored to fit the needs and content of your class.
Relationships are an important part of life and development, but not all relationships are healthy. This interactive program looks at the continuum of intimate relationships – from healthy to abusive. Facilitators will lead students in hands-on activities and discussions to gain further understanding of relationship dynamics, including how to create a healthy relationship. Campus and community resources will be reviewed and participants will learn what they can do to help someone in an abusive relationship. This guest lecture can be tailored to fit the needs and content of your class.
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, and other social networking applications are great ways to meet new friends and keep in touch with people. However, stalking (including the use of technology to stalk) and online harassment occur more often than many people think. In addition to definitions and statistics, facilitators will share examples through case studies and interactive activities. Guest lecturers will address online safety, as well as available campus and community resources. This guest lecture can be tailored to fit the needs and content of your class.
To schedule a guest lecture or presentation for your class, please contact Katie Mey.
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