Sexual Assault on Campus: Activism and Accountability at UofT and Beyond (This event is taking place with the support of CUPE 3902 Unit 1)
March 27, 2015
William Doo Auditorium, New College, 45 Willcocks Street
6:00 – 9:00 pm
In this Community Knowledge Alliance (CKA) event, a group engaged in
sexual assault issues on campus will provoke us to think meaningfully
about what can be done, not just on campus, but collectively among
campuses and community organizations. Attention to sexual assault on
university campuses has renewed over the last two years, inspired by a
rise in reported assaults, increased complaints, court cases and
survivor protest and performance art on campuses such as Queen’s
University, University of Saskatchewan, and Columbia University, among
others. There is a rising collective movement driven by student unions
to address sexual violence on university campuses, and university
administrations’ barely visible responses to these growing concerns have
been front page news in Canadian newspapers. The consensus across
campuses is that victims feel abandoned by the universities they attend
when sexual assault occurs. While therapeutic, gender and safety offices
abound on university campuses, they seem not to be effective enough
resources for students.
Bilan Arte, Canadian Federation of Students, National Deputy Chairperson
(works on No Means No campaign and sexual violence on university
Lori Chambers, Professor of Women’s Studies, Lakehead University
Wendy Komiotis, Executive Director, METRAC
Sponsored by WGSI, WGSSU and the University of Toronto Faculty Association.
This event is free and open to the public.
ASL interpreting will be provided.
Light refreshments will be served.