September 25, 2018 12:30 pm
This webinar discussed sexual harassment/assault on school campus, specifically pertaining to the experiences of girls of color. Three experts discussed the latest research and developments and examine a case study that can serve as a model of how schools can work with the community to form policies that are more responsive to their concerns.
Shiwali Patel, Senior Counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, provided a national overview of Title IX litigation and research to demonstrate how sexual harassment is affecting girls of color in schools. Emma Mayerson, Founding Executive Director of the Alliance for Girls, and Maha Ibrahim, Staff Attorney of Equal Rights Advocates described their experience participating in a community-led effort in Oakland that resulted in an innovative new policy that responds to girls’ direct suggestions and needs and now serves as a model to many schools.
Here are some of the resources provided by Shiwali Patel, Emma Mayerson, and Maha Ibrahim during the webinar:
- Sexual Harassment at School – Equal Rights Advocates
- Let Her Learn: A Toolkit to Stop School Pushout for Girls Who Have Experienced Sexual Harassment – NWLC
- Title IX Requires Schools to Address Sexual Violence – NWLC
- How to File a Title IX Sexual Harassment or Assault Complaint with the US Department of Education – NWLC
- Actually, You Can Disclose That: Transparency in Sexual Assault Reporting & the Family Educational Records Privacy Act – NWLC
- The Sexual Abuse to Prison Pipeline: The Girls’ Story – Ms. Foundation, Human Rights Project for Girls, and Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality
- Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School – AAUWSF
- Dating Violence and Gender – FindYouthInfo.gov
- Coercive Sexual Environments: What MTO Tells Us About Neighborhoods and Sexual Safety – the Urban Institute and Stanford University
- The Report of the APA Taskforce on the Sexualization of Girls – the American Psychological Association