Teaching

14 Dec CANES CONSENT ON NPR

For the fifth semester running, my Sex & Sexuality class put on the  only biannual, student-led dialogue on our campus' sexual assault. Programs like Canes Consent, through education, outreach and empowerment, help combat this. LISTEN TO THE NPR STORY HERE....

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23 Oct RESOURCES FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS

NATIONAL SEXUAL ASSAULT HOTLINE - Call 800.656.HOPE (4673) to be connected with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area. At UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI  -            Sexual Assault Resources Team 24 hour hotline (305) 798-6666          ...

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21 Apr CANES CONSENT FEATURED IN MIAMI HERALD

This story ran in the Miami Herald on April 21, 2015 Rape on college campuses has become a hot-button issue in recent years, earning the attention of the media and politicians. President Barack Obama and other politicians have spoken up about the issue. In one high-profile...

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07 Aug U GOT CONSENT 2014

Katharine Westaway is an activist on UM's campus with the goal of ending campus sexual assault. She spoke about rape myths at "U Got Consent" 2014, an event meant to raise the dialogue about sexual assault....

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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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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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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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