Been getting many emails, tweets etc. with very valuable information regarding Halloween. Safety, Rape, Slut-Shaming, Racist Costumes. So I thought I would compile it all. I am not endorsing any particular item, just sharing everything that I’ve seen this week that could be used to help educate students. If you have other resources, please share them with me!
To start, we shared an app offering to enhance the buddy system.
Our Interpersonal Violence Prevention Office shared this today with their listserv as well as this video:
Here’s the link to the Huffington Post article: “Cal Consent Campaign Posters Remind You Halloween Costumes Aren’t An Excuse To Be Rapey.”
Here’s Anthony Otero’s blog with some pictures to highlight racist costumes. Other resources from Anthony:
We talked about this flowchart at our Dean of Students Staff Meeting yesterday:
This is one from Hampshire College:
From Ohio State University:
Ohio State has the STARS program (Students Teach Against Racism in Society) that put a couple of posters together that are just amazing. Check them all out.
RAINN’s Halloween Safety Tips: The nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization gave a bunch of tips for a safe evening here.
General Articles about Colleges Dealing with Halloween:
- UNIVERSITIES WARN AGAINST ‘OFFENSIVE’ HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
Again, please let me know of other valuable resources and I’ll add them to this post! Email me! firstname.lastname@example.org.