What to expect in a post-show workshop, and how to keep the dialogue about sexuality and sexual assault going after the show is over.
1 — START A DIALAGOUE. START GROWING.
About 75% of employees who spoke out against mistreatment in the workplace faced retaliation (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, EEOC). Student sexual assault survivors cited fear of retaliation as a main reason for not reporting (US Department of Justice). By sharing I Killed the Cow, we give the floor for others to share too, if they want.
2 — IMPROVE YOUR ENVIRONMENT, IMPROVE YOUR BOTTOM LINE
According to the EEOC, “as a result of sexual harassment, job turnover, sick leave, and decreased individual and workgroup productivity had cost the government a total of $327.1 million.” Since 2010, employers have paid out $698.7 million to employees alleging harassment through the pre-litigation process alone.
3 — KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
In post-show workshops we will discuss current legislation on gender discrimination and sexual misconduct. Learn how to prevent sexual misconduct in your organization and what legal action is available to you if you feel you’ve experienced it.
4 — KNOW YOUR RESOURCES
In post-show discussions and workshops, we will share the some of the resources available and discuss how to use them. Some include:
RAINN — Know Your IX — It’s On Us
5 — CONNECT WITH THE NATIONAL CONVERSATION
Survivors of sexual assault cite a number of reasons for not reporting, including being unsure of whether what happened constitutes assault. In post show workshops, learn the up-to-date terminology and definitions of assault and harassment used in national conversation and legislation so that you can talk to others about how they are implementing preventative practices.
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$87,000 to $240,776 will be spent, per rape, either by sexual assault survivors or their organizations/schools. These costs can be avoided with preventative action.
– THE WHITE HOUSE COUNCIL ON WOMEN & GIRLS