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Affirmative Consent Panel


Affirmative consent, or the affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity from both partners, reduces ambiguity in sexual situations. This panel will discuss California's affirmative consent law, highlighting its goals and limits for promoting a culture of respect on campus, and also probe into how affirmative consent is implemented on campuses and how students understand its meaning. Panelists will represent legal, research, and activist perspectives. 

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This series is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Vice Provost for Graduate Education, Stanford Law School, Student Affairs, the Program in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Associated Students of Stanford University and the Women's Community Center. 


    • Public Affairs and Communications Manager
    Shaina Brown is with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assaualt (CALCASA) and responsible for managing strategic communications and providing analysis on legislative issues related to sexual violence. Shaina has a background in public affairs, media relations and grants management. Shaina joined the movement to end sexual violence in 2009, serving as a volunteer for Jeans 4 Justice, a San Diego based social change...
    • Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of Georgia
    Justine Tinkler is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Georgia. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford University in 2007.  Her research employs experimental, survey-based, and qualitative research methods to examine the micro-level processes that create barriers for reducing gender and racial inequality. Dr. Tinkler’s past research has examined resistance to the enforcement of sexual...
    • Student, Weekly Columnist for The Stanford Daily
    Lily Zheng, '17, is a student activist majoring in social psychology. She is the author of a weekly column in the Stanford Daily on radical activism and social justice, writing on topics like mental health, sex and consent, activist praxis and everyday advocacy. As a co-president of the student group Kardinal Kink, Lily leads and organizes community events, workshops and awareness outreaches to encourage greater...
    • Director of the Sexual Assault and Relationship Abuse Office at Stanford
    Carley Flanery is the Director of the Office of Sexual Assault & Relationship Abuse Education & Response (SARA) at Stanford. A first generation college student from northern Wisconsin, Carley has master's degrees in public health and social work from the University of Michigan. Along with the rest of the team at the SARA office, Carley coordinates the comprehensive response to sexual and relationship violence on...