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Community Notebook: 'Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era' at Stanford

Panel to feature two former Obama administration officials

The Stanford Law School has teamed up with campus groups, advocacy organizations and others to host a two-day conference starting Monday devoted to the topic of advancing federal civil-rights law Title IX under the new presidential administration.

"The Way Forward: Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era" will feature a speech on Monday, May 1, by Jon Krakauer, author of "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town" and a panel on Tuesday, May 2, with Catherine Lhamon, the former assistant secretary for civil rights and Anurima Bhargava, former chief of the educational opportunities section in the Justice Department's civil rights division.

Stanford Law professor Michele Dauber, who organized the conference with other individuals and organizations, said the time is ripe to continue to press for education about sexual assault and harassment, and the legal protections provided by Title IX. A description for the conference says there is "widespread concern that the new Trump administration may revise or roll back" efforts to expand Title IX enforcement under the Obama administration.

Dauber and conference co-chair Fatima Goss Graves, the incoming president of the National Women's Law Center (which co-sponsored of the event), came up with the idea for the conference immediately after President Donald Trump was elected in November, Dauber said.

"Regardless of how aggressive, or passive, the federal enforcement authorities may be (sexual assault and harassment) is still against the law and it is still a serious social problem for women and other vulnerable students," she said. "This conference focuses on what we can do to continue to press forward on the agenda to protect students from this kind of harm, and also to protect the rights of all students to a fair process."

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The conference will explore the rights of all students under Title IX — both victims and accused students — and "how those rights to be treated equally and fairly can be advanced as we move forward over the next few years," Dauber said.

Beyond the two public events, the majority of the conference will take place in invitation-only working groups of experts, she said.

A $50,000 grant from the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation is funding the conference. It is also co-sponsored by the Stanford Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Stanford in Government; and the Stanford Association of Students for Sexual Assault Prevention.

The May 1 event with Krakauer will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The May 2 panel is from 9-10:30 a.m. Both will be held in Paul Brest Hall in the Stanford Law School, 555 Salviaterra Walk.

For more information and to RSVP, go to law.stanford.edu.

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Community Notebook: 'Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era' at Stanford

Panel to feature two former Obama administration officials

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Sat, Apr 29, 2017, 8:32 am

The Stanford Law School has teamed up with campus groups, advocacy organizations and others to host a two-day conference starting Monday devoted to the topic of advancing federal civil-rights law Title IX under the new presidential administration.

"The Way Forward: Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era" will feature a speech on Monday, May 1, by Jon Krakauer, author of "Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town" and a panel on Tuesday, May 2, with Catherine Lhamon, the former assistant secretary for civil rights and Anurima Bhargava, former chief of the educational opportunities section in the Justice Department's civil rights division.

Stanford Law professor Michele Dauber, who organized the conference with other individuals and organizations, said the time is ripe to continue to press for education about sexual assault and harassment, and the legal protections provided by Title IX. A description for the conference says there is "widespread concern that the new Trump administration may revise or roll back" efforts to expand Title IX enforcement under the Obama administration.

Dauber and conference co-chair Fatima Goss Graves, the incoming president of the National Women's Law Center (which co-sponsored of the event), came up with the idea for the conference immediately after President Donald Trump was elected in November, Dauber said.

"Regardless of how aggressive, or passive, the federal enforcement authorities may be (sexual assault and harassment) is still against the law and it is still a serious social problem for women and other vulnerable students," she said. "This conference focuses on what we can do to continue to press forward on the agenda to protect students from this kind of harm, and also to protect the rights of all students to a fair process."

The conference will explore the rights of all students under Title IX — both victims and accused students — and "how those rights to be treated equally and fairly can be advanced as we move forward over the next few years," Dauber said.

Beyond the two public events, the majority of the conference will take place in invitation-only working groups of experts, she said.

A $50,000 grant from the Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation is funding the conference. It is also co-sponsored by the Stanford Program in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Stanford in Government; and the Stanford Association of Students for Sexual Assault Prevention.

The May 1 event with Krakauer will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The May 2 panel is from 9-10:30 a.m. Both will be held in Paul Brest Hall in the Stanford Law School, 555 Salviaterra Walk.

For more information and to RSVP, go to law.stanford.edu.

Comments

Curmudgeon
Downtown North
on Apr 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm
Curmudgeon, Downtown North
on Apr 29, 2017 at 9:34 pm
10 people like this

[Post removed.]


Jill Levine
Mountain View
on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:52 am
Jill Levine, Mountain View
on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:52 am
7 people like this

Heidi Lockwood, a philosophy professor, Title IX activist and feminist wrote in the Huffington Post that she feels Jon Krakauer is harmful for Stanford's conference, and they should have invited a woman instead. Interesting perspective.

Web Link


Kevin
Southgate
on Apr 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm
Kevin, Southgate
on Apr 30, 2017 at 1:38 pm
14 people like this

Will Jackie Coakley (the woman who falsely accused men at the UVA of gang rape), be invited? How about Rolling Stone (who bought her story, and published it on its front cover)? Will the issue of kangaroo courts on college campuses be addressed (for example those proposed by Michele Dauber)?

Or is this thing primarily a political circus?

How about rape shield laws...shouldn't they also apply to men (unless they are convicted in a court of law)?


Fake News
Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:30 pm
Fake News, Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 30, 2017 at 11:30 pm
6 people like this

Heidi Lockwood clearly has an axe to grind with Jon Krakauer about a book he wrote about Greg Mortenson and about his book about the commerical guiding industry on Everest. She is a disgruntled member of the climbing community and is using the publicity for the Stanford conference to advance her own agenda. [Portion removed.]


Scotty
Green Acres
on May 1, 2017 at 10:43 am
Scotty, Green Acres
on May 1, 2017 at 10:43 am
13 people like this

Seems Stanford already has a full plate of sexual crimes/assaults/harassment's they are dealing with. Not sure what the "Trump Era" has to do with it or how it could possibly make things worse.


Anonymous
Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 1, 2017 at 1:03 pm
Anonymous, Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 1, 2017 at 1:03 pm
6 people like this

@ Scotty
Trump, as you know, when caught on a hot mic, bragged to Billy Bush about grabbing women by the pussy. Vulgar, demeaning to women. It's "also" sexual assault. This may be why the "Trump Era" was labeled as such.
As a man other topics may interest you more; women are appropriately insulted by Trump's vulgarity and disrespect (at a minimum).


Anonymous
Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm
Anonymous, Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 1, 2017 at 1:09 pm
3 people like this

A disheartening lack of character.


Kevin
Southgate
on May 1, 2017 at 1:13 pm
Kevin, Southgate
on May 1, 2017 at 1:13 pm
11 people like this

@ Annonymous

I also agree with Scotty...why are we invoking Trump on this issue? If Hillary was the current president, would she be suspect, because she enabled her rapist husband and she trashed those women who tried to be believed about it?


A Thought
Professorville
on May 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm
A Thought, Professorville
on May 1, 2017 at 1:19 pm
10 people like this

Ms Lockwood may be objecting to Krakauer's statement that climbing Everest was the worst decision he ever made.

The attempt failed, though some members of his party pushed on.

Many people died, some accidentally, all unnecessarily, and one man was disfigured for life.

Krakauer had good reasons for making that statement.

Lockwood may be jealous of Krakauer's success as an author.


it's always the guy's fault
Fairmeadow
on May 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm
it's always the guy's fault, Fairmeadow
on May 1, 2017 at 2:07 pm
6 people like this

remember that fellow males. If you in anyway get blamed for sexual assault on campus you are toast. Such is the hysteria on campus about this issue, men don't have a chance for equal due process.


Curmudgeon
Downtown North
on May 2, 2017 at 11:42 am
Curmudgeon, Downtown North
on May 2, 2017 at 11:42 am
7 people like this

"If you in anyway get blamed for sexual assault on campus you are toast."

Take a lesson, guys: if you tend to cluelessness, don't date.


Anonymous
Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm
Anonymous, Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 2, 2017 at 1:34 pm
2 people like this

@ Kevin
I wasn't the author of the "in the age of Trump" or "Trump era" meme, but I don't object to it. The current president, who maintains a very high profile and who is someone people would generally aspire to look up to as holding the highest leadership position in this country, has three marriages under his belt, was caught on tape (earlier reference), has battled in a non-dignified way on social media with both men and women, criticized Ted Cruz's wife's looks brutally - and her medical mental health issues shockingly and more. I would NEVER have know that about Heidi Cruz (an executuve in business, Imunderstand) except for Trump's blabbing about it oublicly on social media. And I don't even use social media much.
Meanwhile, you bring up Bill Clinton, who is not particularly in the public eye now - in the modern era of 2017 - yet, I will agree I don't condone his past personal behaviour, either - we have the Monica Lewinsky intern scandal fully corroborated; don't believe other accusations were witnessed or caught in audio or video, so I don't know if they are legit. Trump's poor character and misogyny WERE caught on an open mic on Inside Edition.
Character, character, character.


Scotty
Green Acres
on May 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm
Scotty, Green Acres
on May 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm
3 people like this

Anonymous, I cant speak for Kevin, but I have no objection either, other than the fact that it has no relevance to the issue. You can wear a pussy hat and complain about character all you want. It has no relevance to the issue and Stanford has no business putting it in the title. Stanford needs to deal with their own issues on their own terms. The only reason its in the Title is because you have two Clinton admin speaker and they want to politicize it. Again, pot meet kettle.....


it's always the guy's fault
Fairmeadow
on May 2, 2017 at 4:21 pm
it's always the guy's fault, Fairmeadow
on May 2, 2017 at 4:21 pm
2 people like this

Curmedgeon.

A corollary: It takes two to tango. Gals if you are clueless drunks be careful.


Curmudgeon
Downtown North
on May 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm
Curmudgeon, Downtown North
on May 2, 2017 at 4:49 pm
4 people like this

"Gals if you are clueless drunks be careful."

Lessee now, if your date took your wallet, keys, and your car while you were drunk, would you laugh it off as your just desserts? Thot not.


[Moderator: please leave the oiginal post in place. Maybe it'll educate some young women about the clueless jerks that prey on them. Thanks.]


it's always the guy's fault
Fairmeadow
on May 2, 2017 at 4:55 pm
it's always the guy's fault, Fairmeadow
on May 2, 2017 at 4:55 pm
4 people like this

Curmudgeon,

thanks for endorsing the choice of my online name. Guys - society today starts with the assumption you are the guilty party until proven otherwise. Never a debate that somehow the female has any fault.


Mom
Old Palo Alto
on May 2, 2017 at 11:58 pm
Mom, Old Palo Alto
on May 2, 2017 at 11:58 pm
2 people like this

If I were a guy I would be terrified. The dangers of sex used to unwanted pregnancies and stds- now we have the specter of false rape accusations.


Curmudgeon
Downtown North
on May 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm
Curmudgeon, Downtown North
on May 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm
2 people like this

"The dangers of sex used to unwanted pregnancies and stds- now we have the specter of false rape accusations."

Where have you been? False pregnancy accusations have been around since before your great great ... grandparents were conceived. Why do you think they invented parentage tests? Be careful who you fool around with.


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