Addressing Rape on Campus: Beyond Obama and Trump

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Contact person: Rhiannon Graybill

Rape on campus has become a political pawn, as the Department of Education under Trump first rescinded and is now replacing the Obama-era Title IX guidance with new regulations. In this political framing, Obama's guidance supported victims while Trump's new guidance protects the accused. While this framework has some usefulness, it obscures the realities of sexual violence on college campuses.

Dr. Meredith Minister, author of Rape Culture on Campus, presents a framework for understanding rape on campus and then draws on that framework to suggest how campuses can work to prevent and respond to sexual violence no matter who controls the White House.

This event is free and open to the public.