Talk on Hook-ups, Alcohol and Consent: Finding Sex Equality on Campus

Diane Rosenfeld, J.D., LL.M., will discuss how to create a culture of sexual respect on campus. Title IX guarantees equal access to educational opportunities; thus schools must act to prevent and address sexual misconduct. What are students’ rights on campus and how do we fairly enforce them? As a leading expert on Title IX and civil rights, Ms. Rosenfeld will explore many dimensions of how the Bucknell community can promote a safe and healthy environment in which all students thrive.

Diane L. Rosenfeld is a Lecturer on Law and the founding Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School where she teaches courses on Title IX; Gender Violence, Law and Social Justice; and Theories of Sexual Coercion. Additionally, she taught a Freshman Seminar at Harvard College on Creating Cultures of Sexual Respect on Campus (Fall 2016). Her primary areas of focus are the prevention of and response to campus sexual assault, prevention of intimate partner homicide, and eliminating the commercial sexual exploitation of women and girls.

A leading national expert on Title IX, Ms. Rosenfeld has advised the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and the White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault. Ms. Rosenfeld is featured in two recent documentaries on campus sexual assault: The Hunting Ground and It Happened Here. Other relevant publications include, Uncomfortable Conversations: Confronting the Reality of Target Rape on Campus (Harvard Law Review Forum) and Who Are You Calling A Ho?: Challenging the Porn Culture on Campus (Big Porn, Inc.).

Ms. Rosenfeld has appeared extensively in national and local media. She was recently awarded a “Woman of Inspiration Award” by Ms. JD, and an award for Teaching Excellence at Harvard Law School for Intersectionality in Feminist Legal Theory.

Please join us on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the Elaine Langone Center Forum.

This talk is sponsored by The Bucknell Institute for Public Policy and the Departments of Education and Political Science.






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