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Forum for Inclusive Culture

First there was #MeToo—the movement supporting survivors of sexual violence—and then there was #BelieveSurvivors—a movement to affirm the validity of survivors’ experiences and center survivors in discussions of violence. What do people actually mean when they say #BelieveSurvivors? Does this approach erode the principle of due process and promote smear campaigns against alleged perpetrators of violence? Or, is it a reminder that survivor experiences are frequently deemed invalid? Does the meaning change in the context of higher ed institutions, where rules and processes sometimes differ? Come digest and discuss on  Tuesday, May 14 in the James E. Marks Intercultural Center (3225 Arch Street).

The Forum for Inclusive Culture (iForum) is co-sponsored by the Lindy Center and the Office of Equality and Diversity. Some snacks will be provided; feel free to bring your lunch with you. RSVP to Reema Malhotra, rrm73@drexel.edu.

About the iForum: The iForum is an open-membership coalition of students, faculty, professional staff, and community members that gathers no less than quarterly to address issues of diversity and inclusion affecting the Drexel community. Meetings typically begin with announcements, have a central discussion topic, and close out with suggestions, determination of next steps, and troubleshooting. All are welcome to come and participate, and we value newcomers who keep the group fresh and responsive to developments on campus. Join us!