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Colonialism to Colorism: Implanted Rifts in the Latinx Community and Decolonizing Social work practice

Abstract

1. From your perspective as a college student, what is the most important take-away from the film The Hunting Ground?

---The film was really eye-opening as a man on a college campus. It was hard to watch at times because victim-blaming strikes a nerve in my psyche. My most important take away from this film is the woman support system, the way these young women reached out to other survivors across the country, some quit their jobs to focus on their main goal , and being emotional supports for other women was beautiful. It's tragic that the situations beforehand fostered this connection,however, the bond these women built and the mission statement they have set has, and could potentially be, adopted by colleges nationwide.

2. Which aspects of the social-ecological model (as illustrated in the Class Notes) were highlighted in this movie? What are the factors that impact the prevalence of and response to sexual violence on college campuses?

---One aspect of the social-ecological model that I felt was highlighted was the community. The stories that stood out to me the most was the girl at Florida state and the girl at Notre Dame. In both cases, the community was a huge football community and they would never think that the stars on the team would do anything like rape outside of the game. Both women were told to not go public with their situations with something along the lines of "don't mess with college football it won't turn out well." This doc brought up a lot of victim-blaming and highlighted how often communities will protect men and bash women.

3. In the class notes, you were directed to do further research on one of the following topics: (1) Sexual violence at UVM, (2) National legislation around sexual violence on college campuses; or (2) Affirmative Consent. Which topic did you choose to research? Share what you learned with your peers (and please cite the materials you used for your research).

---Interestingly enough it took me a while to find a case of sexual violence at UVM. The Google searches I did showed me UVM policies on sexual assault, who to call if I or a friend has been sexually assaulted, how to support a friend who has experienced sexual violence etc. In fact, the most recent story of sexual assault on this campus was in 2016 and after watching that documentary I find it really hard to believe that UVM has been rape free since 2016. The article speaks on a student (whose name was omitted from the article) experience with how UVM handles cases like rape in her case she was assaulted by her professor and she said: "I believe the university is responsible for placing students in a situation that is dangerous by funding a professor who was under investigation for sexual harassment to go to a conference with students." Even the title of the article speaks volumes, "UVM quiet after sexual harassment case." After watching the documentary this is in line with how colleges respond to it and its disgusting.

4. Select an organization or campaign that works to prevent sexual violence. Become familiar with the approach/goals/strategies/vision of the organization. How, where, and with whom does the organization work? Who does it target? Share this information with your peers. Do you think this organization has an effective approach to the issue of sexual violence?

---RAINN The Rape, Abuse, and Incest national network, is the largest organization against sexual violence in the country. Their goal is to educate the public on sexual violence by providing up to date statistics and facts. 93% of every dollar gained is donated to programs that combat sexual assault. This organization stood out to me because It's very important to build a support system for survivors as well as support them in their worst times. RAINN has a 24/7 rape hotline that anyone can call and will be given instructions on what to do next. There are similar organizations out there however RAINN is the biggest and from my research they're ahead of the game

Primary Faculty Mentor Name

Christine Velez

Status

Undergraduate

Student College

College of Education and Social Services

Program/Major

Social Work

Primary Research Category

Social Sciences

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Colonialism to Colorism: Implanted Rifts in the Latinx Community and Decolonizing Social work practice

1. From your perspective as a college student, what is the most important take-away from the film The Hunting Ground?

---The film was really eye-opening as a man on a college campus. It was hard to watch at times because victim-blaming strikes a nerve in my psyche. My most important take away from this film is the woman support system, the way these young women reached out to other survivors across the country, some quit their jobs to focus on their main goal , and being emotional supports for other women was beautiful. It's tragic that the situations beforehand fostered this connection,however, the bond these women built and the mission statement they have set has, and could potentially be, adopted by colleges nationwide.

2. Which aspects of the social-ecological model (as illustrated in the Class Notes) were highlighted in this movie? What are the factors that impact the prevalence of and response to sexual violence on college campuses?

---One aspect of the social-ecological model that I felt was highlighted was the community. The stories that stood out to me the most was the girl at Florida state and the girl at Notre Dame. In both cases, the community was a huge football community and they would never think that the stars on the team would do anything like rape outside of the game. Both women were told to not go public with their situations with something along the lines of "don't mess with college football it won't turn out well." This doc brought up a lot of victim-blaming and highlighted how often communities will protect men and bash women.

3. In the class notes, you were directed to do further research on one of the following topics: (1) Sexual violence at UVM, (2) National legislation around sexual violence on college campuses; or (2) Affirmative Consent. Which topic did you choose to research? Share what you learned with your peers (and please cite the materials you used for your research).

---Interestingly enough it took me a while to find a case of sexual violence at UVM. The Google searches I did showed me UVM policies on sexual assault, who to call if I or a friend has been sexually assaulted, how to support a friend who has experienced sexual violence etc. In fact, the most recent story of sexual assault on this campus was in 2016 and after watching that documentary I find it really hard to believe that UVM has been rape free since 2016. The article speaks on a student (whose name was omitted from the article) experience with how UVM handles cases like rape in her case she was assaulted by her professor and she said: "I believe the university is responsible for placing students in a situation that is dangerous by funding a professor who was under investigation for sexual harassment to go to a conference with students." Even the title of the article speaks volumes, "UVM quiet after sexual harassment case." After watching the documentary this is in line with how colleges respond to it and its disgusting.

4. Select an organization or campaign that works to prevent sexual violence. Become familiar with the approach/goals/strategies/vision of the organization. How, where, and with whom does the organization work? Who does it target? Share this information with your peers. Do you think this organization has an effective approach to the issue of sexual violence?

---RAINN The Rape, Abuse, and Incest national network, is the largest organization against sexual violence in the country. Their goal is to educate the public on sexual violence by providing up to date statistics and facts. 93% of every dollar gained is donated to programs that combat sexual assault. This organization stood out to me because It's very important to build a support system for survivors as well as support them in their worst times. RAINN has a 24/7 rape hotline that anyone can call and will be given instructions on what to do next. There are similar organizations out there however RAINN is the biggest and from my research they're ahead of the game