News Archive 2009-2018

Students Get Real About Sex With ‘Speak About It’ Archives

Cast members Dave Surkin, Shana Natelson '10, Mat Robedee, Nick Smith '09, Laura Armstrong '12 and Emma Verrill '10 perform Speak About It at Haverford College.

What began in 2009 as a student-fueled orientation session at Bowdoin about dating culture and sexual assault on campuses has now developed into a performance program that is touring many colleges around the East coast.

Speak About It includes a changing cast of five to eight actors who perform a variety of skits and monologues dealing with sexual consent, assault and misconduct, and bystander intervention.

“After researching the programs available on sexual assault awareness and prevention, we felt like we wanted to create something that really spoke to the issues on today’s college campuses,” says one of the program’s originators, Meadow Davis, Bowdoin associate director of student affairs. “We wanted students to really understand what consent is.” Read more.