In collaboration with multiple campus partners, UCLA’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has organized a week of programming on sexual violence and sexual harassment.   To occur from April 16 through April 20, sessions will explore UC-wide efforts to eliminate sexual violence and sexual harassment on our campuses; UCLA’s processes for adjudicating allegations of sexual violence and sexual harassment; and the range of resources at UCLA available to those who have experienced sexual violence and sexual harassment.  This five-day schedule will also include discussions on the origins of sexual harassment law; how sexual violence and sexual harassment impact Bruins and the unique vulnerabilities of certain groups, such as LGBTQ members of our community; and the ways in which UCLA’s Title IX Office navigates concerns about accountability, transparency, remediation, and due process.

We hope this week of programming enables everyone in the UCLA community, including alumni, community members, and friends of the university, to listen to, reflect on, and express diverse perspectives and opinions about features of social life—sexual violence and sexual harassment—that undermine our longstanding commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.  We look forward to and welcome your presence and participation.  The tentative schedule is below.

Dates: Monday, April 16 – Friday, April 20

Location:

UCLA School of Law
385 Charles E. Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Individual room assignments below

Schedule:

 

Monday, April 16

“Before #TimesUp and #MeToo: Quid Pro Quo and Hostile Work Environment: How Black Women Shaped the Development of Sexual Harassment Law”

➡ View the video-recording of this event.

  • Time: 6 pm-8:30 pm (Reception at 6 pm)
  • Where: UCLA School of Law, Room 1347
  • Participants:
    • Sandra Bundy, Plaintiff in Bundy v. Jackson (first Federal Appeals Court case to hold that workplace sexual harassment was employment discrimination and a violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
    • Kimberlé Crenshaw, Distinguished Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
    • Catharine MacKinnon, Elizabeth A. Long Professor of Law, The University of Michigan Law School
    • Pamela Price, Attorney at Law, 2018 Candidate for Alameda County District Attorney, and Plaintiff in Alexander (Price) v. Yale (first case to challenge sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination in education)

 

Tuesday, April 17

CrossCheck Live: “From Federal Law to UCLA’s Codes of Conduct: How Sexual Harassment is Regulated”

➡ View the video-recording of this event.

  • Time: 5 pm-7 pm
  • Where: UCLA School of Law, Room 1420
  • ModeratorJerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; Professor of Law and Asian American Studies, and Korea Times Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair, UCLA
  • Participants:
    • Chandra BhatnagarDirector, UCLA Staff Diversity and Affirmative Action/EEO Compliance Office
    • Jessica Cattelino, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Senior Faculty Research Associate, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
    • Cheryl Harris, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Professor in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, UCLA School of Law
    • Anna ParkRegional Attorney, Los Angeles District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    • Kathleen SalvatyUC Systemwide Title IX Coordinator

 

Wednesday, April 18 – Afternoon Event

“Real Talk with Title IX: Discussing Concerns about Transparency, Confidentiality, Accountability, and Due Process”

  • Time: 3 pm-5 pm
  • Where: UCLA School of Law, Room 1310 (The Moot Court Room)
  • Participants:
    • Mohammed Cato, Sexual Harassment Prevention Officer and Title IX Coordinator, UCLA Title IX Office
    • Sonia Shakoori, Investigator, UCLA Title IX Office
    • Michael Levine, Interim Vice Chancellor, UCLA Academic Personnel

 

Wednesday, April 18 – Evening Event

“Sexual Violence and Civil Rights History”: Screening of The Rape of Recy Taylor

  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: Northwest Campus Auditorium
  • Participants: Panel discussion after the film will include Chair of African American Studies and Associate Professor of Sociology, African American Studies Marcus Hunter and Professor Brenda Stevenson, and Adjunct Professor Funmilola Fagbamila.
  • In conjunction with Reel Talk: Films That Speak to MLK and MLK Remembrance Day

 

Thursday, April 19 – Afternoon Event

“Centering the Student Experience: How Students Experience and Organize Around Sexual Harassment”

  • Time: 1 pm-3 pm
  • Where: UCLA School of Law, Room 1420
  • Participants:
    • Maria Blandizzi, Dean for Students, UCLA Office of the Dean of Students
    • Claire Fieldman, Chief Of Staff, UCLA Undergraduate Students Association Council Office of the President
    • Justin Adam Gelzhiser, Elections Commissioner; Representative, Title IX Constituent Advisory Group, UCLA Graduate Students Association
    • Gianna Raggio, Intern, UCLA Campus Assault Resources & Education (CARE)
    • Aneri Suthar, Director, Title IX Team, UCLA USAC Office of the President

 

Thursday, April 19 – Evening Event

“From Scholarship to Policy: How The Center for the Study of Women is Shaping the Debate” [closed session that will culminate in a public report]

  • Time: 4 pm-6 pm

 

Friday, April 20 – All-Day Events

Flag Project

  • Where: De Neve EF Quad
  • Organizers: Sexual Health Coalition, Bruin Consent Coalition

My Beautiful Sex

  • Where: Kerckhoff Art Gallery
  • Organizers: Sexual Health Coalition, Bruin Consent Coalition