By Tiffany Fields on September 28, 2016

Ignite Talk: Creating Change Beyond the Classroom

Prior to the 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference in Washington, D.C., the National Sexual Violence Resource Center hosted the 2016 RPE Leadership Training. Ignite Talks sparked important conversations about advancing our prevention work. 

In this Ignite Talk, Nubia Peña of the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Violence discusses the oppressive practices that are normalized in schools across the nation through disparate discipline in dress code and harassment policies, and evidenced by the overuse and blatant policing of women’s bodies, trans bodies, bodies of colors and LGBTQ+ youth. Nubia outlines how prevention practitioners can become involved beyond the classroom by advocating and advancing policy reforms in schools and institutions as a way to shift a culture that promotes injustice and unequal access to rights, safety, and dignity.

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