2020 Sexual Respect Initiative Workshops

Choose from workshops at your school! Workshops dates and times will be added as they become available.

Purple Table Talk Oct. 20, 2020, 12-1:30pm (ET)

Navigating intimate relationships can be challenging.  For example, how do we maintain a long-term relationship living in different states? How do we communicate differences in economic class in our intimate relationships? What if you want to get married young or what if you want to stay in a long-term relationship but are not interested in marriage? These questions and more will be explored during our Purple Table Talk - a roundtable conversation examining what it takes to build a thriving relationship.

Expresso Yourself: Navigating Interracial and Intercultural Relationships Oct. 27, 3:30-5pm (ET)

This Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM), we bring you another installment of Expresso Yourself, a series launched in April 2020, after Sexual Violence Response (SVR) identified the need for less formal conversations with experts in the field around relationships and power-based violence in a virtual space. Join us as we sit down with SVR’s Executive Director, La’Shawn Rivera, and Psychotherapist, Mizuho Kanazawa, to explore navigating interracial and intercultural relationships.

Turn Up the Volume on Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) Oct. 29, 6-7:30pm (ET)

Join Sexual Violence Response as we Turn the Volume Up the Volume on Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM)! This October we press play on RVAM by focusing on building community and resilience together with music – featuring representatives from across Columbia University and a special live virtual performance by Grammy-nominated Mary Lambert, popularized by her collaboration with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on the song “Same Love.”

Title IX 2.0: Understanding Changes to Title IX and Columbia's Policies Oct. 30, 12-1 PM (ET)

We invite you to join a special University Life Forum on Title IX 2.0: Understanding Changes to Title IX and Columbia's Policies on Friday, October 30 at 12 PM on Zoom. This session will focus on Columbia University's updated Title IX policies. You'll hear from University experts about the history and transformation of Title IX in the wake of recent federal changes, and how it relates to University policy on sexual assault, sexual harassment and other gender-based misconduct.