Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 12:30 pm  to  2:00 pm

Recent attention to the problem of sexual violence on college campuses raises inevitable questions about how men and women are trained to understand gender, sex, and power. While enacting and enforcing policies that can help ensure the safety of students is crucial, it is also important to deepen the discussion to confront the history and contemporary reality of institutionalized male dominance. What social norms and values create an epidemic of sexual violence?

A panel discussion on these questions will be led by Dr. Diane Rhodes, who teaches courses in social justice in the University of Texas School of Social Work and has extensive experience in domestic violence and sexual assault prevention agencies, including service as Chief Program Officer at SafePlace in Austin; and Ted Rutherford, Communications Program Director at the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault.

The program is sponsored by the Senior Fellows Honors Program of the Moody College of Communication and the Voices Against Violence program at the University of Texas.

Location: Belo Center for New Media, BMC 5.208, 300 W. Dean Keeton, Austin