Visions for PEAR: Creating Sexual Harassment Prevention and Education for Faculty and Staff


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Participants : 
  • Kaaren Williamsen, current Director, Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center (SAPAC) and future Director of Prevention, Education, Assistance and Resources (PEAR), Equity, Civil Rights and Title IX Office, University of Michigan
  • Kelly Schweda, Executive Director of the Prevention, Outreach and Education Department, Michigan State University
  • Liat Wexler, Prevention Manager for Staff and Faculty Programs at the PATH to Care Center, University of California, Berkeley


  • Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Sherry B. Ortner Collegiate Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan
Event Date: 
March 23, 2022
Event Time: 
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Kaaren Williamsen, current director of SAPAC and soon to be the inaugural Director of PEAR (Prevention education, assistance, resources) in U-M’s Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX office will share her vision for this new unit that will focus on serving faculty and staff on the Ann Arbor campus. Joining her will be Kelly Schweda (MSU) and Liat Wexler (UC-Berkeley) who have innovated and expanded efforts to prevent and educate faculty and staff on their campuses. The three will talk about the importance of taking this work to a new level, and the sharing of ideas across campuses. Session participants will have the opportunity to share ideas and concerns. PEAR, which will launch in fall 2022, will grow and evolve to meet the needs of our community, and there will be plenty of opportunities for community members to get involved in this work. Presented by IRWG's Initiative on Gender Based Violence and Sexual Harassment. 

Read more from the University Record, ECRT fills key leadership positions as new office takes shape (2/16/22).

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