RSVP: Harvard & Relation-Shift Symposium 9/17/16

Name it, Face it, End it:  
Sexual Violence in Schools

Harvard GSE + Relation-Shift  Symposium 2016

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 1:00-6:00 PM
Location: Harvard Graduate School of Education

Establishing critical response and a framework for prevention of sexual and relationship violence in K-12 and higher education.


To be effective, educators, administrators and community leaders must be equipped with the understanding, skills and tools to prevent, respond and resolve relationship and sexual violence. Today’s schools are in urgent need of support in addressing issues related to romantic relationships,  media, bullying and sex in order to prevent violence and establish healthy identities and behaviors

Join top educators, researchers, and practitioners for a groundbreaking symposium tackling tough topics related to sexual and relationship violence in schools. The first of its kind, the Name it, Face it, End it symposium will give you practical and tangible tools for understanding, responding, and preventing sexual violence in young communities and school settings.


Reserve your FREE ticket, today by registering here. This symposium is expected to fill up quickly.

Co-hosted by Relation-Shift.  

Relation-Shift is an education startup founded by an HGSE alum at the Harvard Innovation Lab that works with schools to prevent, resolve and respond to relationship and sexual violence, harassment and sexual bullying amongst middle and high school students.

Symposium Schedule

(Addditional speakers forthcoming)

Keynote Panel

1:00-2:15, Askwith Auditorium

"The State of Relationship and Sexual Violence in education"


  • Meera Seshdari, MS. Associate Director, Harvard University Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response

  • Rick Weissbourd, Co-founder, making caring common, Harvard GSE faculty director, human development and psychology
  • Malcolm Astley, Ed.d, educator, Advocate and presenter on relationship violence and teens

Moderated by Justine Finn, Ed.M, Founder and Facilitator, Relation-Shift


"Name It" Seminar Sessions

Addressing Misogyny & Harassment in Schools

Title IX: What you need to know as an educator

Sexual/Relationship Violence + Systems of Power and Oppression


"Face It" Seminar Sessions


Sex Education + Ethics: Dr. Sharon Lamb, Rachel Hanebutt

Trauma-informed response to survivors and victims
Race & Gender




Attitudes & Behaviors in College Around Sex: TESS BROOKS

Undoing Rape Culture in Education

Social media, media and gender


Symposium celebration and wrap-up

Eliot Lyman Room

Cake, Lemonade, and Refreshments Served