Facilitated Discussion: Breaking the Silence on Hooking Up, October 24, 4:00 PM

Tuesday, October 24
4:00 PM
Kerckhoff Grand Salon

What are the risks and rewards of hooking up? Who hooks up, and when and why? How does hookup culture shape attitudes towards sex and desire? How ubiquitous is hookup culture on campus-and how does it shape the lives of UCLA students?

The UCLA Center for the Study of Women invites students, faculty, and staff to join us at our first Feminism + the Senses event of the 2017-2018 year. Breaking the Silence on Hooking Up will be a facilitated discussion on hookup culture. We are thrilled to welcome two distinguished faculty facilitators to guide the conversation:

Lisa Wade is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Occidental College. She is the author of American Hookup, which explores the emergence and character of the culture of sex that dominates college campuses today. Read an excerpt at TIME.

Victoria Marks is a Professor of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for the School of Arts and Architecture, and Chair of the Disability Studies minor at UCLA. In 2015, she taught “Desire on Campus,” a class that invited undergraduate sorority and fraternity members to use Action Conversation methods to explore the social codes of hooking up. As part of the class, she co-created the short film Unhooked, a UCLA documentary on hookup culture. We will screen parts of the film as part of the event! View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL88gjJs4x0

Professors Wade and Marks will join campus activists, researchers, and organizers for an open forum on experiences, research, and student perceptions about hookup culture. This will be a setting to explore and discuss your concerns and perspectives, and to find allies and resources to develop strategies for dealing with the complexity of sexual relationships in college. We invite all students and members of the campus community to lend your voice to this discussion! Join us as we work together to make sex on campus safer for all.

Planning to attend? Below are initial questions for discussion. We welcome attendees to think about them and share/discuss with friends in advance:

* Is hookup culture a feature of the communities within which you associate?
* How would you characterize some of the reasons hooking up works for your community? * How would you characterize some of the challenges of hooking up? * Is hookup culture good for relationships?
* How does hookup culture relate to the information that you have learned about consensual sex and the law?

For more information and to register, please visit: https://csw.ucla.edu/hookup

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Co-sponsored by:
Department of Sociology
Healthy Campus Initiative
Division of Social Sciences