LaTasha Whitley: Campus Insecurity

September marks a new beginning for students, teachers and faculty.  It is a chance to create a favorable impression, spark new friendships, excel in new areas, and reconnect with your peers.  For college students, it can mark their transition into a new environment where parents are absent and they are granted unprecedented freedom.  But, with […]

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Surviving

By Lilly M. I want to see a positive change in the horrific rape culture on national college campuses today.  Consent has to be taught, since teaching rape prevention does notwork.  Parents and teachers must teach kids what consent is; how to read one’s body language; and how to stop whatever it is they are doing […]

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NYC FILM SHOWING: Not My Life, Wednesday, 9/17, 6-9pm

http://vimeo.com/78652428 To our NYC Community: This Wednesday (9/17), starting at 6pm, you can catch Not My Life (USA), a film about the dehumanizing effect of human trafficking and modern day slavery in the U.S.  The film will be featured as part of the Migrant Center’s first Indie and Foreign Film Festival, running from Sept. 16-19.   Location: […]

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Title IX Basics

Under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” 20 U.S.C. § 1681 In other words, all U.S. colleges […]

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Clery Act Basics

Repost from Know Your IX: http://knowyourix.org/clery-act/the-clery-act-in-detail/ What Is the Clery Act? The Clery Act was named after Jeanne Clery (see picture above), who was raped and murdered in her dorm room by a fellow student on April 5, 1986. Her parents championed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) in […]

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Making College Campuses SAFER

By Marianelli Agbulos With the increasing number of colleges being added to the United States’ watch list for violating Title IX regulations and facing lawsuits from students, higher education institutions are facing wavering levels of trust from parents and students.  After all, as Senator Kristen Gillibrand states, “the price of a college education should not […]

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