campus sexual assault

"KALAMAZOO, MI - Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder will visit Western Michigan University at 7 p.m. tonight, Monday, Nov. 9, to highlight the "Inform. Empower. Prevent. Let's End Campus Sexual Assault" initiative and grant program. Snyder will speak 1920 Sangren Hall." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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Gender violence expert Jackson Katz says fear of what other men will think is why some fail to speak up against sexism or sexual abuse against women. To the contrary, it should be considered "an act of strength" and leadership to intervene, Katz says. On today's WestSouthwest, Katz talks about the effectiveness of what he calls the "bystander approach"  in a longer version of his interview with WMUK's Earlene McMichael that aired last week. 


MacRae Speakers

How to reduce sexual and verbal assaults against women on college campuses and in the military? Gender violence expert Jackson Katz says it'd help if society encouraged men to speak up when they witness attacks. Katz calls this the "bystander approach," which he says he helped pioneer in the '90s and is now commonplace. Katz will talk about the connection between "Violence and Silence" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 at Western Michigan University's 2452 Knauss Hall.


"Students looking to appeal the University of Michigan's findings in sexual assault cases would be able to make their case to an outside, independent arbitrator under a proposed policy revision the university unveiled Thursday." (Detroit Free Press)

"Nearly one in four female undergraduate students say they have had nonconsensual sexual contact since arriving on campus, according to a new national survey. The survey, conducted by the the Association of American Universities, shows 23.1% of female undergraduates report being the victim of nonconsenual sexual contact." (Detroit Free Press)