‘It Stops Here’ is a collaborative campaign by King’s College London and KCLSU to challenge sexual harassment and build an environment where everyone feels welcome, supported and safe regardless of who they are.
The campaign is asking everyone to do something, big or small, to help create a safer environment for all. All members of the King’s community, students and staff have the power to raise awareness about sexual harassment on and off campus, and to fundamentally shift the way in which we think about sexual harassment.
The ‘It Stops Here’ campaign launched this year and it’s work includes:
Setting up a harassment advisor network so that students and staff know that there are safe people they can talk to and a clear care pathway
Launching a blog where anyone can pledge to be part of the campaign, and report harassment
Holding events to raise the profile of the campaign
Having a group of student ambassadors who are taking the campaign out to the King’s community
Developing training on consent and active bystander support for student community leaders and groups so that everyone has the knowledge and confidence to tackle lad culture
Open air screening of Speak Tuesday 29 September, Guy’s Campus - Quad, 5.30pm to 9pm
Award-winning short filmmaker Jessica Sharzer makes her feature debut with the teen drama ‘Speak’, based on the young-adult novel by Laurie Halse Anderson. Kristen Stewart stars as high school freshman, Melinda Sardino, who enters high school as a selective mute. After a blurred trauma over the summer, she has chosen to remain silent. By recalling details of the traumatic event, it slowly becomes clear that Melinda was raped over the summer. Yet no one has offered her support to deal with the psychological consequences of her ordeal.
Survivors of Sexual Assault Panel Discussion Tuesday 6 October, Strand Campus - Room S-3.20, 6pm to 9pm
As part of our initiative to create a inclusive and safe environment for everyone, we are calling for survivors of sexual assault to speak out about their experiences.
Screening of The Hunting Ground and Q&A with director Kirby Dick Tuesday 20 October, FWB Waterloo Campus, B5 Lecture Theatre, 6pm – 9pm
As part of our campaign launch we will be screening Kirby Dick’s ‘The Hunting Ground’ which focuses on rape crimes on U.S. college campuses, the institutional cover-ups, and the devastating toll they took on students and their families. The director behind the film, Kirby Dick, an Oscar Academy Award nominated and Emmy award winning filmmaker, will be joining us for a Q&A after the screening.
Photoshoot: What does King’s mean to you?
The Women’s Officer in conjunction with KCLSU will be hosting a photo shoot over the course of two days centred on the theme ‘What Does King’s Mean to You?’ The photo shoot aims to encourage students and staff to think about what they expect from university the university life and environment, and how to work collectively to ensure it does so. Eventually the photos will be displayed on the website and as part of a celebration event.