Sunday, January 15, 2012

Post conference - Title IX

I am back from the Title IX conference.  It was sobering.  It was profoundly sobering.  At times, I was simply stunned.

I need you to read this letter - the Dear Colleague letter written by Russlynn Ali, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights.  You can download it here.

PLEASE READ THIS LETTER.

Sexual assault and sexual harassment occur on our college campuses at alarming rates.

20%, 1 in 5 women will be the victims of an attempted or completed sexual assault while in college.
6% of men be the victims of an attempted or completed sexual assault while in college.

I had no idea.  This is not okay.  It has to stop.  Over the next several months, I will spend more time with this topic and hope to share here what I learn.

 I am all in.  I hope you are too.  

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