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.