mysafeuniday

MySafeUni Day

A series of discussions and activities were held on Monday, April 5, 2021, which focused on ensuring university campuses are safe spaces, free of sexual harassment. The day featured a panel with experts from local and international universities, Alumni SpeakUp Talks, an interactive audience-led conversation, live performances by AUC's arts department, and outdoor activities and booths.

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Universities Unite: Combating Harassment on Campus

Professionals in anti-harassment offices from AUC, the American University of Beirut, Cairo University and other institutions share challenges and best practices. The conversation kicks off with AUC’s Debate Society presenting student views.


PANELISTS

reem-elmaghraby

Reem El-Mograby '09

Office of Institutional Equity Director and Title IX Coordinator, AUC

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Clarissa Humphreys

Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Manager, Durham University

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yousef-hashem

Yousef Hashem

President, AUC's Debate Society

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Participating Students

ameena-el-agha

Ameena El-Agha

Debate Society's Academic Director

Data Science and Economics

laila-el-husseiny

Laila Elhusseiny

Debate Society's Human Resources Director

Construction Engineering

mostafa-sherif

Moustafa Sherif

Debate Society's Debate Moderator

Biology

rana-soltani

Rana Soltani

Debate Society's  Internal Affairs Manager

Intending Business Administration (Undeclared)

reem-tohme

Reem Tohme 

Debate Society's Trainings and Workshops Manager

Political Science 

salma-ali

Salma Aly

Debate Society's Trainings and Workshops Manager  

Mechanical Engineering

Sunanda K. Holmes

Moderator Sunanda Holmes

General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, AUC 

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Wait, Is That Harassment? An Interactive, Audience Conversation

It’s your turn to talk. Join students and Hania Sholkamy ’85, ’89, AUC associate professor, in a conversation to explore what sexual harassment means.

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Hania Sholkamy '85, '89

Associate Professor, AUC's Social Research Center

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Nina Lee

English and Comparative Literature

Nour El Captan

Theatre

Nadia Ezzeldin

Theatre and Integrated Marketing Communication

Youssef El Ghannam

Integrated Marketing Communication

Msh Zanbek Theatre Performance

Play One - Insah

Ahd Sakr

Designer

Theatre

Mahmoud El Kady

Stage Manager

Architecture

Passant Faheem

Stage Manager

Theatre

Mohamed El Gamal

Actor

Theatre and Communications and Media Arts

Nour El Captan

Playwright

Theatre

 

Yousef Ghannam

Actor

Integrated Marketing and Communication

Nadia Ezzeldin

Actor

Theatre and Integrated Marketing and Communication

Shehab El Gamal

Actor

Political Science

Alumni SpeakUp Talks: An Alum, A Stage and A Microphone

Inspirational alumni share their personal experiences and insights on sexual harassment, why it matters and what it means to each of them. 

omar-samra

Omar Samra '00

Adventurer, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker

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gala-elhadidi

Gala El Hadidi '05, '07

Opera Singer

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ahmed-fayed

Ahmed Alaa Fayed ’13, ’13

Assistant Professor of Management and Public Policy, Nile University

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tarek-elebiary

Tarek El Ebiary '12

Actor

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SpeakUp Activities

Connect, Engage and Interact

Simple Self Defense

Would you be able to defend yourself if someone harassed or even attacked you? Learn psychological and physical Wen-Do techniques to protect yourself and feel safer and more confident. Attend this hourlong simple self-defense session for women and girls only, and find out what to do the next time you are confronted with a threatening situation.

Read Students' Responses

 

Student Voice Sticky Note Board

Voice your opinions or experiences of sexual harassment by jotting them down on sticky notes and posting them to the Student Voices Sticky Note Board on campus. Take part in the critical conversation against sexual harassment by freely and anonymously sharing how harassment made you feel, why you didn’t report an incident, or how you believe sexual harassment affects education.

Check Out Students' Notes

Chalk the Walk

Can you think of an effective solution to combat sexual harassment on your university campus? Grab a colorful piece of chalk, use the ground as your canvas, and have some messy fun while expressing your best ideas for creating safer campus environments.

We’re All in It Together

Because it takes all of us doing our part, thanks to everyone who made the day possible!

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