Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014: Campus Rape in Context

"Any sexual assault is a problem." says Janelle White, Executive Director of SF Women Against Rape in conversation with Kate Raphael that we should all be having.

Sexual assault has been all over the news recently, but is this helping or hurting our understanding of rape culture? We explore the myths and realities of sexual violence on and off college campuses, the Rolling Stone/UVA fiasco and the accusations against Bill Cosby, with Janelle White, Executive Director of San Francisco Women Against Rape.

Janelle White
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Janelle is Executive Director of San Francisco Women Against Rape. She has been active in the movement to end violence against women for over ten years working with the University of Michigan Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, the YWCA Rape Crisis Program of Greater New Orleans, INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, the Hate Crimes Project of the Lesbian and Gay Community Center of New Orleans, and as Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Orleans (UNO) and Director of the UNO Women's Center. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan. Her doctoral work examines US based Black women's mobilization to confront sexual and domestic violence.

SFWAR is a women of color led, volunteer-based organization that has provided rape crisis services to survivors of sexual assault for over 30 years. As the primary provider of rape crisis services in San Francisco, we also offer support to friends and families of survivors and provide expert advice, training, and assistance to healthcare workers, medical professionals, educators, law enforcement officers and other professionals throughout the city. Our prevention programs have reached young people in classrooms in schools serving every area of San Francisco, and provided information and resources to people of all ages through community programs, social services, and numerous community events. All our services are confidential and free of charge.

SFWAR Rape Hotline number is 415-647-7273.

Listen to entire show. 59:50 min.

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