Rape Culture: Defining, Changing and Assessing

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9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Marott
2625 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Most of us have had basic training on rape culture, but in today’s climate, it is more important than ever that we not only understand the complexities of rape culture, but also be able to intervene in problematic solutions, recognize intersecting forms of oppression, acknowledge the power of our everyday advocacy, and design programs and trainings that are truly making waves in this fight to end rape culture. It is no longer enough to just understand rape culture, we have to move the conversation forward to address the question – “Now what?” This training will use a combination of lecture, discussion, and interactive activities to engage participants in a comprehensive understanding of rape culture. A portion of this training will also be dedicated to examining the effectiveness. This training will also introduce attendees to simple evaluation strategies and tools that are effective in measuring the success of programs and trainings related to ending rape culture.

By the end of the day, participants will be (better) able to:
• Identify components of rape culture and how they contribute to gendered violence
• Speak up when they witness examples of rape culture, and encourage others to do so as well
• Make connections among different forms of oppression
• Describe how an intersectional approach to ending gendered violence advances the cause
• Recognize the importance of a comprehensive approach to prevention
• Identify what components of their prevention programming they want to evaluate
• Develop simple tools for identifying indicators of program success