Speak Out LBS is our school's inaugural anti-bullying and harassment week

We have a full itinerary packed with interesting events for all audiences. We would like to encourage you to approach these events with an open mindset as you engage with the stories from within the community, gain practical tools to lead when these situations occur, and raising your awareness and understanding of your own frame. We are stronger when we embrace differences and understand each other. We hope you feel the strength of your community this week.

Speak Out LBS is brought you by the Student Association, Diversity Clubs, Sundowners, and the Rugby Clubs and is supported by LBS.

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Speak Out LBS Events

Monday Feb 21 | 19:00-20:30

SA's Roundtable

44% of LBS students say they have experienced exclusionary events during their time at LBS. Join us for a growth minded discussion as we examine and discuss quotes from within the LBS community. Hosted by the SA, this event will feature star  faculty such as Assistant Professor Aneeta Rattan. Dean François will also be in attendance, so your voices will be heard.
Refreshments will be provided

Please submit stories and quotes here

WLT, Sussex Place and Virtual

Tuesday Feb 22 | 11:00-16:00

Our Hands Won't Harm

Stop by the stalls hosted by the Women's and Men's rugby teams to pledge that your hands won't do any harm.

Nash Lounge, Sussex Place and SOC Student Lounge

Wednesday Feb 23 | 11:15-12:30

Discussions on Socioeconomic Discrimination

In a recent SA survey it was found that students felt most discriminated against because of their socioeconomic status. Michelle Alvarado, who spearheaded FLII club at LBS, and our guest speaker, and Bernice Maldonado, an experienced first generation advocate and researcher, will make a quick presentation about the challenges of being a FLII student in LBS.

LT1, Sussex Place

Wednesday Feb 23 | 19:00-22:00

Film Screening: Promising Young Woman

Join us for a screening of the film, "Promising Young Women", a psychological thriller that explores some of society's most difficult topics such as sexual assault and trauma through a new and creative lens. OiB will host a discussion following the movie, with food and refreshments served. We hope to see you there!

Dining Room, Sussex Place

Thursday Feb 24 | All day

Blue T-shirt Day

Don your favourite blue t-shirt to show your support for anti-bullying and harassment.

All over LBS Campus

Thursday Feb 24 | 11:15 - 12:30

Let's talk about it! An Honest Conversation on Sexual Harassment In the Workplace

Conversation led by Arpita Dutt, employment, equality & whistleblowing lawyer and Advisory Committee Member of Rights of Women. Learn about sexual harassment in the workplace and corporate strategies to tackle it, as well as what to do if you whiteness something or what are your rights if you are ever in the scenario. WiB will be hosting this event and providing afternoon tea.

Dining Room, Sussex Place

Thursday Feb 24 | 18:30-20:30

Sundowner: #LBSagainstharassment

Join us in the Nash for our favourite LBS tradition of Sundowners, this time with #LBSagainstharassment theme. Alcohol is often used as an excuse for harassment – something we want to change.

Nash Lounge, Sussex Place

Friday Feb 25 | 11:15 - 12:30

Bystander Training for Men

Learn about how to prevent incidents from occurring by partaking in active bystander training led by an expert from Communities Inc. This will be followed by lunch and a student panel of WiB Allies highlighting the realities of being an active bystander in the LBS community.

Dining Room, Sussex Place

Trigger Warning

The events and content during Speak Out LBS may trigger past traumas. We encourage people to educate themselves but to be mindful of the impact on their mental health. There are a plethora of resources available through Wellbeing services.

POLICIES

LBS' new Bullying and Harassment Policy, Belong and Thrive Statement, and Trans Equality Policy

SAFE REPORTING TOOL

To report any incidents please use the safe reporting tool or call 0800 915 1571

WELLBEING SERVICES

Wellbeing services have a plethora of tools which can be found on their canvas page or by emailing wellbeing@london.edu.