Social Work Students Bring Awareness to Sexual Harassment
The mission of the Advanced Community Practice Photovoice is to advocate for increased awareness and response to sexual assault within the UTSA community through empowerment and respect to diversity and the use of symbolic photographs and creating dialogue.
Participants captured images of what they depict as sexual harassment and these photographic depictions will be used during an open house photo exhibit to foster a conversation about sexual harassment, promote education about sexual harassment and prevention, as well as have an open discussion with key stakeholders of the community.
Who We Are
We are a group of students currently enrolled in the Spring 2017 Advanced Social Work Community Practice course at The University of Texas at San Antonio/Corpus Christi; each of us is pursuing a Master’s of Social Work. Each semester students enrolled in this class lead a community project to benefit the community. This semester we are using our skills and knowledge to work together with the UTSA/Coastal Bend community to engage in open discussion on the subject of sexual harassment.
By teaming up with the Rape Crisis Center and Beaks up. Speak up, we hope to create the recognition needed for this topic. Our hope as a class is to promote education to ultimately prevent sexual harassment on the UTSA campus or among the UTSA community, as well as make this topic more relatable so others could feel comfortable reporting sexual assault or sexual harassment incidents. The idea is to create a dialogue between the UTSA community and the stakeholders that will present this topic in a new way that has not been done before. We hope to help victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment feel less isolated and let them know they are not alone by educating them on the resources that are available on and off campus.
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