Event Title

For the Culture: Changing the College Culture Towards Violence Against Women

Presenter Information

Pearis Bellamy, Hampton University

Location

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

Start Date

8-4-2017 1:10 PM

End Date

8-4-2017 1:30 PM

Description

For the Culture: Changing the College Culture towards Violence against Women explores violence against women prevention efforts at colleges and universities. Additionally, the attitudes and beliefs students hold about violence against women are identified. “For the Culture” is a slang phrase that refers to the reasoning that someone should do something because it is popular or a trend. Violence against women has become a “culture” that college students directly or indirectly support because they feel that is what everyone believes or does. This project challenges the “culture” and presents a new culture. Also, this project reviews the history between universities and violence against women as well as current challenges. Strategies to combat violence against women are explored. The presenter provides her results as a peer advocate for the Hampton University Violence Against Women Prevention Program and efforts to encourage a culture that respects women. These efforts are compared to known methods of prevention based on research. This project presents strategies that can be used within college campuses to change rape and abuse culture while encouraging healthy interactions for men and women.

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Apr 8th, 1:10 PM Apr 8th, 1:30 PM

For the Culture: Changing the College Culture Towards Violence Against Women

Old Dominion University, Learning Commons at Perry Library, Room 1313

For the Culture: Changing the College Culture towards Violence against Women explores violence against women prevention efforts at colleges and universities. Additionally, the attitudes and beliefs students hold about violence against women are identified. “For the Culture” is a slang phrase that refers to the reasoning that someone should do something because it is popular or a trend. Violence against women has become a “culture” that college students directly or indirectly support because they feel that is what everyone believes or does. This project challenges the “culture” and presents a new culture. Also, this project reviews the history between universities and violence against women as well as current challenges. Strategies to combat violence against women are explored. The presenter provides her results as a peer advocate for the Hampton University Violence Against Women Prevention Program and efforts to encourage a culture that respects women. These efforts are compared to known methods of prevention based on research. This project presents strategies that can be used within college campuses to change rape and abuse culture while encouraging healthy interactions for men and women.