Dear readers who care about Mennonite colleges, what happens next is largely up to you.
The way that I did advocacy and activism on my campus was incredibly draining and unsustainable. I want to help other people have the empowering aspects of activism without the trauma and burnout.
The goal is simple: Empower victims to speak, and encourage the kind of transparency that makes abuse harder to hide or ignore.
When college officials decry survivors’ use of social media, it’s time to pay extra attention to the content of what has been posted.
At Into Account, we work with athletes from departments at small, religious liberal arts schools who tell us versions of the same story: secrecy, insularity, and complaints of serious abuse being handled, or simply minimized and ignored, by unqualified athletic department personnel.
by Stephanie Krehbiel You don’t have to become an expert on landmark federal legislation to care about this stuff. But information about existing laws can give you the confidence to argue and advocate from your deepest values.
The author of today’s post, Erin Bergen, is a leader in the survivor-led movement against sexualized violence at Mennonite colleges. As a student at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana, she helped found the Functional Immediate Response Student Safety Team (FIRSST), a group of students committed to ending sexualized and gender-based violence on the Goshen campus. … Continue reading Preaching Peace and Silencing Survivors