On October 25th, I sat on a panel of experts at this year’s Jane Doe, Inc annual meeting to discuss College/University campuses as incubators for social change. I was on the panel with folks from campuses here in Massachusetts as well as Delilah Rumburg, Chief Executive Officer at PCAR (Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape) who had a lot to say about their work with Penn State following the Sandusky child rape case(s). Here is the panel description taken from the agenda:
THE POSSIBILITY OF THE CAMPUS AS AN INCUBATOR OF SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION:
An ecosystem is a complex set of relationships among the living resources and residents of an area. We can consider a college campus as an ecosystem comprised of students, faculty, and administrators as well as parents and the community. This ecosystem is a natural setting for fostering new social norms and the new leaders to carry them into the future. What if we were deliberate in considering all parts of this ecosystem in a plan for incubating new social norms? How might we foster new leadership for social transformation of sexual and domestic violence and violence against women?