One Student co-founder Becca Tieder (@beccatalks) has traveled the nation addressing sexual assault, rape culture and gender norms. After speaking to over one million people, Becca has seen the ripple effect that follows after honest conversations about sexual assault, sex and relationships that are void of shame. This new program introduces conversation starters that encourage attendees to be better friends, partners and community members. We all have a role to play in creating a #consentculture and creating sexually empowered communities. From porn to purity rings there is tremendous pressure on people to meet sexual ideals. It’s time to have frank discussions about issues that may get in the way of expressing our own sexpectations and creating a #consentculture. Learning to turn our internal monologue into an external one: where we can express our feelings to partners and to build the skills to act on our gut instincts as an engaged bystander. This session encourages positive, open and honest conversations about sexual health to help create healthier relationships, engaged bystanders and communities that support survivors of sexual assault. This program opens the door to start powerful conversations and puts OneStudent.org tools to help shift campus culture in the hands of students who can transform their communities. Walk in with desire to make your relationships and communities better — walk out a sexually empowered social change agent.
In a few weeks we will release our next campaign. We are very excited about what this conversation means for consent education. But in first….
It is time to:
–Acknowledge that rape culture exists.
–Take notice. What does rape culture look like and sound like?
–Take action. Social Change starts with a conversation.
–Support survivors. If someone tells you they were sexually assaulted, believe them.
Together we will create #consentculture.
Let’s do this. #iamonestudent
Here is the formal invitation from our new friends at Platform. If you can attend, please do. We think this will be a great space for conversation and innovation. If you cannot attend- reach out and engage with these social change agents. I know we are glad that we did.
Kelly & Becca
A convention will be held in Washington, DC from July 11 to July 13— just months before the general election. We are using this timing to our advantage because we believe that when we come together to say, “these are our issues and if you want our vote you must protect our rights,” we will have a profound impact.Throughout the convention, delegates will hear from SHEroes, including Senator Mazie Hirono, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Feminist Majority Foundation Board Member Dee Martin, have the opportunity to learn about the issues from experts during workshops, write and debate a resolution modeled after the Declaration of Sentiments (the document that ignited the U.S. Women’s suffrage movement), and lobby Congress using that very resolution. Our workshop leaders include U.S. Department of Labor, ACLU, Generation Progress, RAINN, National Abortion Federation, AAUW, Quorum, and the Human Rights Campaign! Through these workshops we will work to highlight and address the different experiences of all who identify as women while still celebrating the bonds of sisterhood and the pursuit of progress.
This election cycle is too important for us to stay silent so let’s work together to protect our bodies, our lives, and our futures. For $150 (includes housing, metro ticket, and 2 meals) you can register now: http://platform2016.wix.
One Student is thrilled to have members of the media reach out to us to address questions about current issues regarding sexual assault, campus climate, creating social change, #consentculture, sexual empowerment, Why Sexversations?, talking to your kids before they leave for college, how to access some of our free and fabulous tools and resources. Or to chat about a few of our favorite things. If you hang around, you will catch our vibe.
One Student is a non-profit organization that provides cutting edge programs, resources and opportunities that engage students to create social change to reduce sexual violence. In the past decade our Founders, Kelly Addington (@kellyaddington) and Becca Tieder (beccatalks) experts on sexual assault and sexual empowerment have worked with over 450 colleges and universities. Learning from students, campus leaders and officials what they need and creating it through One Student and then making it available for free to anyone who wants it.
One Student’s materials are currently being utilized in over 60 counties to help shift the culture and reduce sexual violence.
To contact us: email firstname.lastname@example.org, ring us, at 813-784-7337 @onestudentorg #iamonestudent
One Student provides students and their allies with programs, resources and opportunities to address sexual violence.