VIUSU Women’s Representative Connie Graham wants to bring a Let’s Get Consensual campaign to VIU.
Let’s Get Consensual is a campaign created by the University of Victoria (UVic), the UVic Student Society, and the Anti-Violence Project aimed at combatting rape culture and sexual violence.
“It’s holistically-based and organizes consent workshops,” Graham said. “It also challenges gender binary because there’s more to the problem than how men treat women—there’s also how men treat men, women treat men, and women treat women.”
As the Women’s Representative, Graham is responsible for organizing events that help educate students and the community about issues of inequality, as well as organize advocacy for women, so she hopes to bring more students on board to help.
She is also looking to collaborate with VIU Residence Life Assistant Manager Kelly Muir, and West Coast Women Legal Education & Action Fund (LEAF), to create new ways to support those affected by sexual violence.
There will be bi-weekly meetings to discuss this initiative and more for anyone who identifies as a woman on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in the student lounge in bldg 355. Contact Graham at <firstname.lastname@example.org> for more information.