BUILD: The Culture Behind Sexual Assault, Replacing Rape Culture with Consent Culture
Feb 21, 2023
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, IA 52240
The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity (BUILD) initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty, staff, post-docs, and graduate students to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.
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This workshop is part of the Advocating for Safer Communities (ASC) certification program for people wanting to learn more or serve as allies and ambassadors for RVAP. The Culture Behind Sexual Assault interrogates how our society is set up to subtly and overtly support sexual violence. It offers participants a framework to challenge rape culture in their own lives. The session discusses the repercussions of not challenging rape culture, gives participants tools for critically examining language and culture, offers a model of affirmative consent and consent culture as a replacement for rape culture, and uses small group work to empower participants for personal growth. The program discusses affirmative consent practices in a sex-positive framework and offers students concrete examples of incorporating enthusiastic consent into their lives. (Cross-listed with BUILD)
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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact in advance at