Sunday, April 12, 2009

JERIN ALAM interview on Crime Prevention 101 with Susan Bartelson

On Saturday, April 11th, Jerin Alam, President of the Hunter Women's Rights Coalition and student taskforce member, was interviewed by Susan Bartelson, Harm Reductionist and Host of Crime Prevention 101. The description of the show, as shown through the link embedded in the title above, is displayed for your convenience below:

In 1964, the gruesome sexual assault and murder of 28-year old Kitty Genovese was committed right outside her apartment building in a suburb of NYC. What made this crime even more horrific was that the attack lasted over a half hour (with the assailant coming back three times to stab the victim) AND that it was witnessed by 37 of her neighbors who shut their eyes and ears and did nothing to intervene—not even calling the police. The slaying of Kitty Genovese has become a metaphor for what is known as the Bystander Effect—the tendency of observers of a crime to remain uninvolved. This week, Crime Prevention Specialist Susan Bartelstone talks with Professor Robert Eckstein, from the University of New Hampshire, who teaches college students how, as bystanders, they can safely engage in sexual violence prevention on college campuses, and with Hunter College student Jerin Alam, who’s trying to bring this curriculum to all the schools in the City University system of New York.

The link to the interview is provided here as well:

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