Consent campaign aims to heighten awareness across campus

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014
#ConsentMcGill Campaign will run from Oct. 20-24 at the downtown campus and Oct. 22-24 at Macdonald campus. / Photo: Hossein Taheri

#ConsentMcGill Campaign will run from Oct. 20-24 at the downtown campus and Oct. 22-24 at Macdonald campus. / Photo: Hossein Taheri

By McGill Reporter Staff

McGill is launching its first #ConsentMcGill Campaign next week, from Oct. 20-24 at the downtown campus and Oct. 22-24 at Macdonald campus.

“The event is an educational campaign to increase understanding on campus of consent, as it applies to sexual activity and our day-to-day lives,” said Bianca Tétrault, McGill’s Harm Reduction Officer. “We developed this in collaboration with students, faculty and staff, and we expect that #ConsentMcGill will discuss the three main aspects of consent: Asking, Listening and Respecting one another,” she said.

“We really want to promote dialogue and self-reflection on consent among members of the McGill community.”

McGill Athletics and Recreation has joined in the effort by posting a terrific video (see below) about what consent means to McGill athletes.

The weeklong campaign will feature special events including movie screenings, information booths, panel discussions and more.

For those who are interested in volunteering, there is one training session left, on Friday, Oct. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. Those interested in volunteering should fill out this form and organizers will get back to you with more specific information. If you have any questions please email healthymcgill.sexeducation@gmail.com or sarc.ods@mcgill.ca.

Updates about the event can be found on twitter @ConsentMcGill and Instagram @ConsentMcGill.

The schedules of events can be found on the #ConsentMcGill Facebook page.

“This is a very important event,” said Dean of Students Andre Costopoulos. “The students and Bianca have worked very hard to make sure it is inclusive, can reach large numbers of people and has valuable messages to deliver about how we relate to one another in a respectful way as members of the McGill community.”

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