Today, We’ll Change Tomorrow

  Yesterday, PreventConnect and CALCASA staff had the opportunity to attend the White House Summit on the United State of Women. The first-ever White House sponsored summit on gender equality was framed around five pillars including violence against women, health and wellness, economic empowerment, entrepreneurship and innovation, and educational opportunity, leadership and civic engagement. The day [...]

This is how we shift cultural norms to end rape culture.

All of us are reading the headlines in the news and seeing messages on social media with the recent rape conviction and 6 month jail term for former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, the subsequent release of the powerful words in the survivor's letter to the court about the sentencing, and the letter from Turner's [...]

Walking to School: Schools and Social Change

The definition of civil rights within our schools is in the news again and there is another "Dear Colleague Letter." This time schools are the site of the debate around gender identity. It is clear that schools must play a role in representing opportunity for all and shifting the cultural landscapes that continue to oppress, control [...]

#ItsOnUs: Champions of Change

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 "I believe that if we truly commitment ourselves, we will do nothing short of changing the culture on how women and girls are treated on college campuses" -- Vice President Joe Biden Today, I had the opportunity to attend the ‘Its On Us Champions of Change’ event with my colleague, Lindsay McDaniel Mapp, on behalf [...]

2016 Sexual Assault Awareness Month Materials

And just like that, it's almost April. Time flies when you are working to end sexual violence! In advance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, CALCASA is pleased to share this year's resources as we raise awareness, educate stakeholders, and elevate our work in the movement to end sexual assault. This year our theme, Focus on [...]

New BJS Report – Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault

Students protesting campus sexual assault

In response to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released its report this morning on the Campus Climate Survey Validation Study. The report details the methods used to create a climate survey tool, examines the climates of nine unnamed college [...]