Author: Katharine

14 Feb ONE BILLION RISING

One Billion Rising came out of the V-Day Foundation and is a global movement to end violence against women. In my Women's and Gender Studies classes I not only teach theoretically about the pathology of interpersonal violence, I also encourage students to speak out against...

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07 Feb CONVERGE! @ UM LAW SCHOOL

Katharine Westaway served as the the Women's and Gender Studies advisor for this innovative conference out of the University of Miami law school.  A description of the event is below. CONVERGE! Re-Imagining the Movement to End Gender Violence February 7-8, 2014 University of Miami School of Law University of...

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07 Jan Interview with Ms. Maureen Seaton

I am a poet myself and have taught writing for ten years and am always looking for ways to enrich composition essays with creative writing. My Ph.D. is in American literature so I work to bring this literary tradition into a composition classroom. My current...

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23 Dec CANES CONSENT FEATURED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST

One in four women are victims of a sexual assault during college. It's hard to ignore this shocking statistic -- whether it's in heated debates in your gender class to affecting your everyday decisions like whether that dress might be seen as too "short" or...

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07 Dec DR. BUTTERMAN’S CANES CONSENT SPEECH

My name is Steve Butterman, and I am proud to serve as Director of the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies at this university. I must be honest and tell you that I have many ambivalent feelings at this moment. Mostly, I am indignant that we...

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04 Dec CANES CONSENT

Canes Consent started in December 2013. It grew out of necessity as more and more students disclosed to me their stories of sexual assault. I felt it was essential to have a campus wide conversation about college sexual assault. At Canes Consent we set up...

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24 Feb United Black Students Forum

In order to teach about sexism, one must teach about multiple oppressions including racism, classism, sizeism, ableism and many other prejudices. To this end, Katharine Westaway was honored to serve as Women's and Gender Studies representative at the United Black Students forum....

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06 Feb STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Dr. Westaway's class taught me how to analyze the world around me through different perspective. It made me open my eyes to everything that was going on around me and think critically. -Lisa, University of Miami Student Like I said earlier in class, thank you for everything. Because of...

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