Fall 2017 Events

Shifting the Paradigm

Tuesday, september 18, 2017 @ LBC Kendal cram

6:30 - 9:00 PM

The 3rd Annual Shifting the Paradigm is an educational and mobilizing event aimed to provide foundational knowledge for future conversations through the year about sexual violence prevention. Build community through action and show your support by attending this event. 

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USG Sexual Violence Prevention Town Hall


7:00 - 9:00 PM

The Tulane USG will be hosting a Town Hall regarding sexual violence prevention. Students will be able to speak with their representatives on building ways to combat sexual assault within the Tulane community. 

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Ray Douglas: "What We Get Wrong About Male Rape"


4:00 - 6:00 PM

Ray Douglas is the Russell Colgate Distinguished University Professor of History at Colgate University. He is the author ofOrderly and Humane: The Expulsion of the Germans after the Second World War (2012) and On Being Raped (Beacon Press, 2016)


Butterfly Politics: A Theory of Social Change Through Legal Practice


4:30 PM

Professor Catharine A. MacKinnion

Elizabeth A. Long, Professor of Law, University of Michigan

James Barr Ames, Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School



Take Back the Night

OCTOBER 25, 2017

Take Back the Night is an annual event to support survivors of sexual and gender violence, including sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking, and to take a stand against such violence in our community.

Louisiana Sexual Assault Student Activist Conference


9:00 AM-6:00 PM

This student-run conference provides a venue for sexual assault activists from across Louisiana to gather to learn from local and national experts and to share their experiences about sexual assault activism on their college campuses.

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2016 Events

Shifting the Paradigm 2016

Shifting the Paradigm is an annual Tulane event to discuss data, strategies, and resources related to sexual violence response and prevention. The event focuses on the valuable role we all play in changing our campus culture to one that is free from sexual violence—that our actions can shift the paradigm from a culture that only reacts to this violence to one that actively prevents its occurrence. This year, the Tulane Sexual Violence Prevention & Education Coalition (SVPEC) has spearheaded a week's worth of events on these topics, with the highlight being an evening with keynote speaker Kate Harding, author of the Freshmen Reading Project’s selected book, Asking For It



university investigation 101

monday, 9/19; 7-8:30PM; LBC 202

What is a university investigation and who is involved?  Join us for a Title IX town forum with Tulane University’s new Title IX Coordinator, Meredith Smith, answering these and other questions about this important process.  Partners from the Office of Institutional Equity and Student Conduct will also be present to answer your questions.

Eliminating Sexual Violence in our City and in Our Community

Tuesday, 9/20; 12-1:15PM; qatar ballroom

All faculty, staff and students are invited to this forum on efforts being undertaken to reduce and eliminate sexual violence within our city and in our communities.  Join Tania Tetlow, University Chief of Staff, as she shares her experiences working with leaders seeking to make change across New Orleans. Grab your lunch and join us.



sexual violence research workshop

tuesday, 9/20; 3-4pm; howard tilton memorial library rm 308

Workshop on finding reliable resources & data related to sexual violence with specific focus on prevention & education strategies. This workshop is useful for students, leaders, and administrators interested in locating current & evidence-based resources and data on the topic of gender-based sexual violence.

wellness Wednesday: shifting the paradigm edition

Wednesday, 9/21; 10:30AM-12:30PM; pocket park

Attend our monthly health and resource fair featuring information and give-a-ways to support your well-being. This month’s event will focus on bystander intervention, resources for students, and education on sexual violence relevant for all students. 



shifting the paradigm

thursday, 9/22; 7-9PM; dixon hall

Shifting the Paradigm presents a shared intellectual experience and campus wide dialogue on the impact of sexual violence on our community.  Shifting the Paradigm will feature author Kate Harding as she shares her in-depth research about our culture’s relationship to sexual violence, fascinating data points related to false reports, and ideas and suggestions for how we, as Tulane, can take sexual violence much more seriously without compromising the rights of the accused. President Fitts will share the stage to offer his views on this campus-wide issue.


Friday’s at Newcomb: Shifting the Paradigm edition

friday, 9/23; noon; anna many lounge in caroline richardson

Tulane University faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a panel luncheon hosted by the Newcomb College Institute and moderated by Dr. Sally Kenney to discuss ongoing institutional research addressing gender-based violence, sexual violence, and its impact on our communities.



One Wave Leadership Launch

monday, 9/26; 5:30-9:30pm; stibbs

This training engages students in an educational program that helps students with their leadership skills, their ability to intervene when high risk situations arise and will equip them to integrate moments of prevention within existing relationships, spheres of influence, and daily activities. Dinner provided. Registration required.

And in November...



friday, november 4; time tba (night)

Break the Story. Break the Silence. SPOTLIGHT tells the riveting true story behind the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation that would rock the city and cause a crisis in one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions.

When the newspaper’s tenacious “Spotlight” team of reporters delves into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church, their year-long investigation uncovers a decades-long cover-up at the highest levels of Boston's religious, legal, and government establishment, touching off a wave of revelations around the world.

Winner of the 2016 Academy Award for Best Picture, SPOTLIGHT shows how systems protect and promote sexual abuse--and how to take action.


Tulane town hall on sexual violence

Monday, November 14th; 6:00 pm; Kendall Cram Ballroom (LBC)

Sponsored by the Undergraduate Student Government, the community is invited to attend an open town hall on issues of sexual violence and sexual assault at Tulane University. The emcee for the program will be Rebecca Lederkramer, Vice President for Student Life in USG. It will open with remarks from Autumn Gibbons, USG President, and a discussion led by Meredith regarding Tulane's standing on these issues, national trends, and how we match up (to both the country and peer institutions), among other topics. Then, Josh Rosenbaum (member of SAPHE and also a Senator in USG) will moderate a panel that will be open to the audience both through a microphone and a text-in program for anonymous questions. Panel members include representatives from the Tulane Police Department, SAPHE, the Student Health Advisory Council which falls under USG, Case Management and Victim Support Services, Title IX (Meredith), and Campus Health. Closing remarks will be provided by Dr. Dusty Porter.