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OSAPR and Harvard College to Pilot Bystander Training, Khurana Says

October 21, 2019

By Shera S. Avi-Yonah and Delano R. Franklin, Crimson Staff Writers

 

Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana said Friday he will work with the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response to pilot new forms of bystander training after survey results showed rates of sexual misconduct among undergraduates have remained stagnant over the past several years.

The results come from the 2019...

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OSAPR Hosts Day-Long Conference on Addressing Gender-Based Violence

October 7, 2019

By Michelle G. Kurilla, Crimson Staff Writer

Roughly 100 Harvard affiliates participated in roundtable discussions at the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response’s day-long conference on gender-based violence Friday.

The conference featured multiple panels of experts and activists who work to prevent gender-based violence. Keynote speakers Global Executive Director of No More Pamela Zaballa and Latinos United for Peace and Equity Co-Founder Ruby White-Starr highlighted the...

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Students, OSAPR Host Annual Denim Day in Solidarity With People Who Have Experienced Sexual Assault

April 24, 2019

By Michelle G. Kurilla

Harvard students clad in denim — some from head to toe — gathered throughout the day Wednesday in Science Center Plaza to show their solidarity for people who have experienced sexual assault.

The annual event, celebrated around the world since 1998, was hosted at Harvard by the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and the Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators.

The campaign arose after the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape...

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OSAPR Launches Self-Care Campaign

April 18, 2019

OSAPR Study Break

Source: The Harvard Crimson

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response is hosting events centered on self-care in the undergraduate houses as part of its efforts to increase engagement with students.

As part of the initiative — which began on April 10 and will continue through May 2 — OSAPR has held nighttime events in upperclassman house dining halls and other...

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OSAPR Kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a Conversation on Gender-Based Violence

April 1, 2019

OSAPRHigh-profile women who worked in the Obama's administration speak about their work in the White House and on issues of workplace diversity, gender equity, and domestic violence on a panel organized by the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. 

Photo: MyeongSeo Kim

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IDENTITY, PRIVILEGE, AND IMPLICIT BIAS

Identity, Privilege, and Implicit Bias

March 1, 2017

“Identity, Privilege, and Implicit Bias” introduces the key concepts and terminology which help us identify and name harmful dynamics within our social, professional, and academic environments. Awareness and understanding of identity, privilege, and implicit bias are precursors to asking and advocating for change in order to make our communities more empowering to everyone. This workshop treats cultural awareness and understanding as skills that can be fostered through discipline-specific conversations which contextualize the diverse aspects of our identities. 

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HRDC and OSAPR Announce Partnership

HRDC and OSAPR Announce Partnership

February 22, 2016

The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club and the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response have announced a partnership to ensure relevant training is provided for directors, producers, stage managers and casts.

In collaboration with OSAPR, the HRDC will provide mandatory training for all directors, producers, and stage managers every season, with the purpose of promoting safer, trauma-informed spaces that are equitable and inclusive.

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