Posted: April 3, 2014 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Harvard, rape culture, sexual assault, student activism, Title IX
There is a lot of energy on campus right now to take action, following a survivor’s account of university indifference and retaliation. Let’s begin to direct our energy to impactful action by first learning about Title IX and the history of student activism against rape culture at Harvard. Join us next Wednesday at 4pm in Boylston 103! RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/561184383996105/
Posted: April 1, 2014 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Harvard, Our Harvard Can Do Better, rape culture, sexual assault, Title IX
Survivors Are Not a Liability: our demands
1. Standardize the informal process through which survivors can seek academic, residential, and extracurricular accommodations
2. Ad Board must adhere to Title IX standards in order to provide an expedient decision-making process for survivors.
3. University employees, including faculty, residential staff, and administrators, must undergo thorough training about Title IX.
Posted: March 31, 2014 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Harvard, sexual assault, Title IX, university retaliation
A first hand account of sexual assault at Harvard
Harvard, how long will you wait out for survivors to graduate or get exhausted instead of being accountable to your students and Title IX standards?
Posted: October 7, 2013 Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Clery, Department of Education, domestic violence, government shutdown, Office of Civil Rights, sexual assault, Title IX, Violence Against Women Act
[ThinkProgress] Thanks To The Government Shutdown, College Sexual Assault Investigations Have Been Put On Hold
“On a practical level, that means that government officials aren’t in contact with the students who filed formal complaints against their universities. If complainants attempt to reach out to the investigator who’s handling their case, they’re told that person isn’t currently working. And Department of Education employees are also unable to conduct any follow-up reviews for the colleges whose cases have recently been settled. Officials have been forced to cancel site visits to campuses
, which are intended to make sure they’re adhering to the terms of the settlement agreement.
It’s not the only way that the current shutdown is having an impact on survivors of domestic violence. Rape crisis centers across the country stopped receiving federal funds on Friday
, since the government is no longer able to distribute the funding that’s appropriated under the Violence Against Women Act. And that’s on top of the deep cuts
that domestic violence programs already faced under sequestration.”