Join the Sexual Violence Prevention Committee and other campus partners to discuss the Fundamental docu-series: A look into gender violence and social movements around the world!


Contributed by Samantha Elebiary

Join the Ithaca College Sexual Violence Prevention Committee for a virtual event series to screen and discuss the Fundamental docu-series created by the Global Fund for Women. This event series will be co-hosted by the Tompkins County Advocacy Center, BOLD Women's Leadership Network, Office of International Programs, the Center for IDEAS, the LGBT Center, Athletics, the Office of Student Engagement, Public Safety, the Politics Department, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Women's Mentoring Network, and the Psychology Department. 

This series will allow students, faculty, staff and community members the opportunity to reflect on the films, discuss how they relate to their own lives or communities, and think about the implications for any social movements they may be passionate about. To learn more about the film series, please visit their website here

Each event will screen an episode in the series, and be followed by a guided discussion from the facilitators. You can attend any or all of the events. If you'd like to preview the episodes before the event, follow the links below. 

Monday, June 1st, at 4pm EST: Episode 1: Rights not Roses (Pakistan) - Facilitated by Michele Lenhart (OSE) and Natahsa Bharj (Psychology and Women and Gender Studies Departments)

Wednesday, June 3rd, at 4pm EST: Episode 2: Defenders of Justice (Brazil) - Facilitated by Patricia Rodriguez (Politics Department), Lara Hamburger (Tompkins County Advocacy Center), and Sam Elebiary (BOLD Women's Leadership Network)

Monday, June 8th, at 4pm EST: Episode 3: Living Out Loud (Georgia) - Facilitated by Luca Maurer (LGBT Center) and Hierald Osorto (Religious and Spiritual Life)

Wednesday, June 10th, at 4pm EST: Episode 4: Girls at the Heart of It (Kenya) - Facilitated by Julie Dorsey (Women's Mentoring Network) and Sam Elebiary (BOLD Women's Leadership Network)

Monday, June 15th, at 4pm EST: Episode 5: Rising Power (United States) - Facilitated by Erienne Roberts (Athletics) and RahK Lash (Center for IDEAS)

Wednesday, June 17th, at 4pm EST: Wrap-up discussion to bring all 5 episodes together and to discuss how this relates to social movements we may be involved in - Facilitated by Erienne Roberts (Athletics), Eylse Nepa (Public Safety) and Omega Hollies (Center for IDEAS)

To receive the zoom link and pre/post-event materials, please register on Cognito or Engage. These events count as "Leading in a Diverse World" SLI credit - students who register in Engage and attend all 6 events can earn a certificate. 

Please direct any questions or request for accommodations to Sam Elebiary at