NAME 2018 Special Thursday Institutes
NAME 2018 Conference
Responding to the #MeToo Movement
In the heat of the #MeToo Movement, NAME offers two companion workshops focusing on the issues for gender equity professionals and other interested parties who are working to protect their students and staff from sexual harassment and assault. Both Institutes are designed to develop the skills, language, and resources for effective enforcement, especially critical in the DeVos’ era with rollbacks in Title IX protections and rights of trans people.
Participants who attend both sessions will receive a certificate of completion.
Expert Presenters for these special #MeToo sessions:
Georgina Dodge, Associate Provost for Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Bucknell University; Advisory Board Member of ATIXA (Association of Title IX Administrators);
Jan Perry Evenstad, Director of Western Equity Assistance Center, Metropolitan State University of Denver; Advisory Board Member of ATIXA;
Bill Howe, Past-President of NAME, Advisory Board Member of ATIXA (ret);
Marta Larson, Educational Equity Consultant;
Amy Zavadil, Equity Compliance Officer at the University of Dayton, Advisory Board Member of ATIXA
#MeToo Era Meaning & Implications (Institute A-#MeToo)
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, 9:30a-12:20p
Institute # A is especially designed for students, parents, guardians, people in enforcement or advocacy positions, and any other individuals wanting to learn more about legal protections against sexual harassment and assault. This 3-hour workshop will cover the foundational legal protections and the imperative for our institutions to activate effective policies, procedures and programs. We will examine the spectrums involved––including bullying to assault; hostile environment and school climate––while examining the intersectionality between race/gender/national origin issues. Primary to the workshop will be tools for advocacy related to policies and programs with support for survivors and strategies for parent and community engagement.
#MeToo Institutional Action (Institute B-#MeToo)
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, 2-4:50
Note: This institute can be taken alone or with Institute A-#MeToo
Institute #B is designed for people involved in program development and delivery, or for individuals seeking more detail on how to resolve complaints. Building on the content of Institute # A we will delve into effective complaint investigation and resolution approaches, including appropriate recordkeeping and transparency/privacy issues. Examples of effective strategies for prevention and for supporting survivors during and following investigations will be discussed; as well as the rights of the accused and our responsibilities to them. Panelists are experienced in training on Title IX and the investigation of sex discrimination/harassment complaints at both the PK-12 and higher education levels.
While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about people based on what we see—whether it’s race, age, gender, religion, sexuality, or disability. The Love Has No Labels campaign challenges us to open our eyes to our bias and prejudice and work to stop it in ourselves, our friends, our families, and our colleagues. Rethink your bias at http://www.lovehasnolabels.com
In need of some new reading to spur your mind? Here is a great list of FREE BOOKS in PDF form to educate oneself on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture!
Please feel free to share this with anyone who you feel might benefit. Special thanks you to Tracie of Emory University.
- The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire
- Angela Y. Davis – Are Prisons Obsolete?
- Angela Y. Davis – Race, Women, and Class
- The Communist Manifesto – Marx and Engels
- Three Guineas by Virginia Woolf
- Feminism is for Everybody – bell hooks
- Faces at the Bottom of the Well – Derrick Bell
- I am Your Sister – Audre Lorde
- Black Feminist Thought-Patricia Hill Collins
- Gender Trouble – Judith Butler
- Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
- Medical Apartheid – Harriet Washington
- Fear of a Queer Planet: Queer Politics and Social Theory – edited by Michael Warner
- Colonialism/Postcolonialism – Ania Loomba
- Discipline and Punish – Michel Foucault
- The Gloria Anzaldua Reader
- This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color by Cherríe Moraga & Gloria Anzaldúa
- What is Cultural Studies? – John Storey
- Cultural Theory and Popular Culture
- The Disability Studies Reader
December 7, 2012 | by Jamie Utt
I once published a piece about white privilege, and my white friend’s dad lost it. He read it and immediately called his son at work and asked him, “What are you doing right now?”
My friend replied, “Working, why?” My friend worked as a carpet cleaner, backbreaking labor for sure.
“Well, Jamie says you’re privileged. Do you feel privileged right now as you bust your a*s to feed your family?”
“Are you kidding me?!? Screw him! I’ve never had anything handed to me!”
And so the story goes.
How many times have you tried to discuss privilege with someone who is well-meaning but who has no sense of their own privilege and gotten a similar result?
What is “identity privilege?”: Any unearned benefit or advantage one receives in society by nature of their identity. Examples of aspects of identity that can afford privilege: Race, Religion, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Class/Wealth, Ability, or Citizenship Status
After a while, my friend brought up my blog post that pissed off him and his dad so much, and we discussed it.
It didn’t go well. He immediately got defensive, and the conversation ended in anger.
As I reflected upon our talk, I took stock of some of the tools I have been given over the years from my diversity work to make this conversation more accessible and less hostile.
I decided to try again, so I reached out to my friend. The second conversation was tense at times, as any conversation about privilege can be.
But this time it went really well, and I think it did because I worked hard to change the tone of the conversation.
Afterward, I couldn’t help but think, “I need to share these tools!!!” Thus, whether you’re trying to talk male privilege with your dad, white privilege with someone on the bus, or right-handed privilege with your golfing buddy, here are a few things to consider before jumping into the conversation: