Title IX Guidelines, "Guarded" Photo Exhibit, Public Events Coming in Ames

Margo Foreman, Director of Iowa State University's Office of  Equal Opportunity and Title IX Coordinator, discusses the rescinding of the Obama administration's Title IX guidelines, announced by Betsy DeVos the Secretary of Education. Briefly mentioned is the popular "#MeToo"international social media movement that is igniting women celebrities, female government leaders and woman globally, to relate their sexual harassment and assault experiences.

Taylor Yocom's acclaimed "Guarded" photo exhibit features portraits of everyday college students posing with the varied items they choose to carry for self-defense against sexual assault. Taylor describes how the show started as an academic finals project and went viral internationally after actress/musician Zooey Deschanel posted the project on the "Hello Giggles" on-line blog for women. Taylor's project has been featured widely in many places like The Huffington Post, Buzz Feed, or USA Today. Yokum is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is currently working on an MFA in photography, mixed media, and print making at Washington University in St. Louis.

Allyson Walter from the Ames Convention and Visitors Bureau gives an update on coming public events in our area.


Listen Here NowOriginally broadcast 10/23/2017
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