UWindsor sexual assault prevention workshops foster changemakers

October 12, 2018

The Bystander Initiative, an eight-year-old sexual assault prevention program at the University of Windsor, has experienced a recent explosion in popularity, reports CBC. Currently, the program runs two workshops a day twice a week, but Acting Director Frankie Cachon told CBC that she is considering adding a third day in response to demand. While students said that the $50 gift card that the Initiative uses as incentive to participate is nice, Cachon added that many of them place more value on the feeling that they are social changemakers. “We know, in our culture, there tends to be so much minimization of the harm ... Our program is about cultivating a community of responsibility,” said Cachon. CBC