Business students at the Eccles School are seen as leaders of the campus for the determination and passion they have for their education and campus experience.

As leaders, we have the opportunity to participate in a student-led discussion about sexual violence on our campus on Friday, March 10 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in SFEBB 130 as part of the University of Utah’s Women’s Week. This session gives students the opportunity to empower their vision and come together to create systemic change using the power of student voice.

Specifically, this is an opportunity to strategize processes for building critical consciousness, intentional programing and supportive systems that could be in place.

Students from all backgrounds on campus have had very few opportunities to voice their opinions and ask for change collectively — this student-led discussion is the chance.

I am personally very excited to be a part of the student leadership team that is putting this discussion on and to be able to engage in this topic as a student and with my fellow University of Utah students.

Check out the awesome events we have going on this week:

  • Hinckley Panel:Monday, March 6 at noon, Building 73, Room 110: Panelists will discuss the normalization of rape on the college campus and steps that can be taken to disrupt the current status.
  • HB 200 Sexual Assault Kit Info Session: Monday, March 6 at 5 p.m., UNION 319: Learn strategies and tips for engaging in local government, specifically these bills making their way through the Utah Legislature.
  • Bystander Intervention Training: Tuesday, March 7 at noon, Audre Lorde Lounge (UNION 293): Learn how to intervene and prevent potentially harmful situations.
  • Private Violence: Tuesday, March 7 at 4 p.m., Okazaki Community Room (SW 155A): This film looks an intimate partner violence through the lens of two survivors. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
  • Bystander Intervention Training: Tuesday, March 7 at 5 p.m., Union Theatre: Learn how to intervene and prevent potentially harmful situations.
  • Your Silence Will Not Protect You: Wednesday, March 8 at 12:30 p.m., Saltair Room: Spend the afternoon with spoken word poet and political activist Staceyann Chin, creator of the youtube series Living Room Protests.
  • Countering A Culture Of Violence Against Women: Thursday, March 9 at noon, Union East Ballroom: Join activist Staceyann Chin for a student workshop on writing spoken word for political activism.
  • Sexual Violence on Campus: Friday, March 10 at 12:15 p.m., SFEBB 130: This student-only session will brainstorm ideas for combating sexual violence on campus.