Using Reflections from Peers to Catalyze Action
During the DO stage, students focused on raising awareness and education around sexual harassment and assault and also providing support for victims in their community. Students began by researching the issue – both locally and globally. They started by developing and refining a survey for their peers. Information from the survey sparked their action and allowed them to take steps that specifically aligned to the experience of their community. They began their work by calling senators and representatives to protest new regulations around reporting instances of sexual violence. They partnered with One Love to host a screening that then catalyzed a two-day class discussion. They also invited a guest speaker, planned and executed a lesson plan for their peers, and raised money for a large anti-sexual violence organization.