Open Workshops for Students from All Columbia Schools

Register early to guarantee your spot! If you have questions please email sexualrespect@columbia.edu.  After attending, remember to confirm your participation in CourseWorks.

Title IX 101

Join a workshop with Marjy Fisher, Columbia University's Title IX Coordinator to learn more about Columbia University policy, state and federal laws, and the link to sexual respect. 

Gender: Natured or Nurtured?

What’s your personal history related to gender? How did you learn to be the gender you are? Come think and talk about gender “facts” and myths, and discuss who benefits (and doesn’t) in thenature/nurture debate in a workshop that enthusiastically engages feminist critique. Led by Tara Abrol, Licensed Master Social Worker.

Real World Consent

What does consent look (and not look) like? Learn to identify verbal and non-verbal examples of consent and refusal, and exchange views on determining, communicating and respecting boundaries in this interactive workshop involving text messages, TV clips and case studies. Led by Planned Parenthood's Francisco Ramirez, formerly of MTV. 

The Art and Science of Flirting

One of the most popular options last year, this interactive, research-based workshop helps decipher the sometimes confusing communication that is “flirting.” Through discussion, media analysis and skill-building activities, increase your confidence and ability to flirt respectfully and effectively (both in person and online). Led by Jane Bogart, Ed.D., author of “Sexploration” (Penguin, 2006) and CUMC’s Director of the Center for Student Wellness.

In Her Shoes

In Her Shoes is an interactive experiential session where participants move, think, and live out the lives of cis-gender female survivors of power-based personal violence.  This program is hosted as part of October's Relationship Violence Awareness Month.  Led by Sexual Violence Response staff. 

Art & Agency of Activism

In this mixed-genre (poetry, fiction, and non-fiction) writing workshop, participants will examine and learn trauma-informed approaches to addressing or depicting sexual violence in creative expression and contemporary writing. You will also have an opportunity to write independently, followed by discussion.  This program is hosted as part of October's Relationship Violence Awareness Month.  Led by Sexual Violence Response staff. 

Supporting Someone Who Has Experienced Intimate Partner Violence

Examine the behaviors and warning signs that may indicate  an unhealthy or abusive relationship and understand how to gauge and take next steps if a relationship becomes violent. Participants will also learn how to effectively support someone who is in an abusive relationship.  Led by Sexual Violence Response staff and volunteers.

Real World Consent

What does consent look (and not look) like? Learn to identify verbal and non-verbal examples of consent and refusal, and exchange views on determining, communicating and respecting boundaries in this interactive workshop involving text messages, TV clips and case studies. Led by Planned Parenthood's Francisco Ramirez, formerly of MTV. 

Sexual Respect: Discuss *Graduate Students Only*

When you hear "sexual respect", what does it mean to you?  What does it mean to others?  How can we be inclusive with our community definition?  How are all of our definitions relevant to graduate and professional school education? Join an inter-graduate discussion that will hopefully leave everyone with more answers than questions.