Changing the Conversation​

Having Transformative Justice Speaker Series’ is one of the ways in which we can begin to raise the hard questions necessary to change the conversation on relationship violence and sexual assault on campuses nationwide. For example, what do mean when we say we want accountability from our institutions and from our communities? How can we expand the healing options available for a diversity of survivors? And what kind of changes are needed to ensure that sexual assault is the exception and not the rule? The following collection of videos feature various events focused on engaging these questions and much more!

Transforming the Culture

This video features a brief introduction into some of the work we have been doing in the College of Arts & Letters at MSU in the wake of the Larry Nassar Case. The focus of this work has been on learning how to earn trust and change the culture that enables harmful behavior. In this video you will hear a brief discussion of the work I am doing with a collective of Deans to effect positive change within MSU’s culture, organization, and operation.

Building An Archive

Building an archive of the media coverage of the Larry Nassar case at Michigan State University is crucial to detailing the ripple effect of harm occasioned by his abuse.  We must keep this case, and others like it in the frame, if we are to do better by the diverse range of survivors that often find themselves in university settings without support. The diversity of cases in this growing archive illustrates the extent to which we will need institutional responses that are preventative, that can proactively intervene when harm is happening, and that include processes and resources for healing once harm has occurred.