John Grant, Christina Santiago, MBA, Abigail Adams, PhD, and Mary Beth Grant, JD, Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Violence targeting women, people with disabilities and LGBTQ communities is common at universities. The presenters discuss how culture's tropes surrounding "ideal body" simultaneously create and perpetuate rhetorical constructs, which may lead to discrimination, harassment, sexual violence, homophobia, and heteronormativity as symbolic violence. These hostile acts have serious consequences for victims as they study or work in educational institutions.