BeingBarnard: Sexual Citizens
On Friday, January 22 at 3:30, Being Barnard will host and Instagram Live discussion with Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan, authors of Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus. Drawing on the SHIFT study done with the Barnard and Columbia campus community, Dr. Hirsch's and Dr. Khan's book explores the social roots of sexual violence and provides insights into how we might begin the process of culture change. We will discuss the concept of "sexual citizenship," how to create consent culture, power dynamics, and much more!
Do you have a question for the speakers? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be answered live. All questions will remain anonymous.
Tune in to the Instagram Live here: @BeingBarnard
“Profoundly eye-opening.… Hirsch and Khan present a novel model for explaining and responding to campus sexual assault.” —Claire M. Renzetti, Science
Research has shown that by the time they graduate, as many as one in three women and almost one in six men will have been sexually assaulted. But why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life, and what can be done to prevent it? Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) at Columbia University, the most comprehensive study to date of sexual assault on a campus, Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new framework that emphasizes sexual assault’s social roots, based on the powerful concepts of “sexual projects,” “sexual citizenship,” and “sexual geographies.” Empathic, insightful, and far-ranging, Sexual Citizens transforms our understanding of sexual assault and offers a roadmap for how to address it.
Being Barnard is Barnard College's sexual / relationship violence education program addressing wellness, relationships, intervention, social identities & social power. Follow them on Instragram @BeingBarnard