Penn State Berks is working with SafeBerks, formerly know as Berks Women in Crisis, to host a viewing and subsequent discussion of "The Hunting Ground" at 6 p.m. on March 20 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. This event is free and open to the public.
Penn State Berks Police Service will sponsor a screening of "Finding Jenn's Voice," followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Tracy Schott, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 23 in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose Room. The screening is part of the University’s “Stand for State” program.
Penn State Berks will continue the Stand for State program, a University-wide initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters by providing bystander intervention training to students, faculty and staff. These training sessions will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22 and from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 5 in the Penn State Room, Perkins Student Center, and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 in the Multipurpose Room, Perkins Student Center.
Stand for State, an initiative aimed at empowering Penn Staters to stand up for one another, kicked off this week with University-wide events. Many of the decorations and giveaways were inspired by Green Dot, a national leader in violence prevention education. In 2015, about 200 faculty, staff and administrators received Green Dot's bystander intervention training, preparing them to provide workshops for student leaders throughout 2016.