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A Conversation about Consent

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

6:00 Light Dinner & Childcare Begin in The Logan Loft

6:30-8:30 Panel Discussion Followed by Q&A

What is consent? Consent is a clear and enthusiastic “Yes!” It is an active, voluntary, and verbal agreement, and it can be withdrawn at any time.

To build towards a collective culture of consent, we must not only look for ways to prevent violent sexual acts through awareness campaigns and bystander intervention training, but we must also consider our structural and cultural prevention work. As part of our commitment to exploring what this prevention work means for Burgundy parents and students, the Burgundy Parents Association is offering “A Conversation about Consent,” the next in a series of parent forums that began last year.

Please join us for a moderated panel discussion, followed by Q&A. Our panelists will be Grace Lee and Susan Prout. Grace Lee is the Vice President of Legal Affairs at the National Business Officers Association. She is an education and employer lawyer who specializes in independent schools policy. Susan Prout is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of “I Have The Right To,” a non-profit which seeks to help victims of sexual assault and bullying come forward and claim their rights.

Light dinner will be provided for adults starting at 6:00 p.m. The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. Childcare and pizza are available for children age 4 and up from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

RSVP is required. The RSVP form includes a request for supervised childcare (cheese pizza dinner included) and an opportunity to submit questions for the panelist prior to the meeting.  In order to ensure adequate seating and childcare providers RSVP are due by Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  

Sponsored by the Burgundy Parents Association: The Burgundy Parents Association (BPA) is a strategic partner with Burgundy's administration in advancing the school's mission by fostering and coordinating parent/guardian involvement in support of the school. The BPA is not an advocate for parents on curriculum or school policies. Every parent and guardian of a student is a member is of the BPA.

Questions? Contact: Dori Gonzalez-Acevedo, dori@gonzalezacevedo.com, 484-433-7531