In a conversation in Cubberley Auditorium Tuesday evening, civil rights activist Tarana Burke discussed her activism regarding sexual assault, her experience with abuse and her path to healing as a survivor. One of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, she coined the phrase “Me Too” in 2006 to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault. Burke discussed Me Too’s development into a broader movement following the 2016 use of #MeToo as a hashtag. She shared that her work to interrupt sexual violence was not only a quest for social justice, but also a personal path to healing.
On Wednesday, the Stanford Political Union (SPU) held its latest event aimed at putting differing views in dialogue, hosting two professors to discuss current issues with Stanford’s Title IX and other sexual violence policies.
Cardinal Conversations hosted Christina Sommers and Andrew Sullivan in their most recent event, “Sexuality and Politics,” in the Hauck Auditorium yesterday evening. Moderated by Deborah Rhode, the event probed the success of Trump’s presidential campaign, criticisms of contemporary feminism and flaws in the #MeToo movement against sexual assault.
I often wonder about the peculiar connections we make between love and pain: love as an agonizing sickness, love as an arrow-shaped wound, love as a torture of sorts. These two forces, though seemingly antithetical, feel inextricably linked. Stanford Theater Lab ties this link, between love and pain, together through an intimate and confrontational production…
On Tuesday, students participated in Take Back the Night, an event geared toward protesting sexual violence and giving space for students to share their experiences with sexual violence on and off campus. The event, held by the Office of Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Education and Response (SARA) and co-sponsored by numerous organizations across campus,…
On Tuesday evening at Stanford Law School, Stanford Law Professor Mark Lemley and Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley’s law school, debated the merits of recalling Judge Aaron Persky ’84 M.A. ’85.
More than three years after the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) first announced its investigation of complaints against Stanford, the University released OCR’s April letter detailing the agreement reached following complaints brought forward by students who alleged that Stanford violated Title IX policies in its response to claims of sexual misconduct.
During the Stanford Solidarity Network’s (SSN) “Fight Sexual Harassment at Stanford” event hosted at the Women’s Community Center on Thursday afternoon, law professor and activist Michele Dauber directed a training on temporarily changing voter registration for students who wish to vote in the June 5 Santa Clara County election.
The election includes a measure that, if passed, would recall from the bench Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky ’84 M.A. ’85, who handed down what critics describe as an overly-lenient sentence to former Stanford swimmer and sexual assault convict Brock Turner.