Ava with a megaphone leading the Take Back the Night March in Duluth, MN

Disclosure and Doxing: Creating Ethical Guidelines for my ‘Me Too’ Narrative

Ava presenting with slide deck on projector screen.
Photo Credit: Lê Minh Hà Millie | www.flowersandfilm.com

Note:  This post has been adapted from a paper and slide deck that was presented to Dr. Florence Chee’s Digital Media Ethics class at Loyola University Chicago during Fall 2018. Special thanks to Dr. Chee for the invitation and to fellow SOC student, Lê Minh Hà Millie, for being a supportive friend and documentarian.

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Sexual assault resources for Chicagoland universities

Survivor Resources: Chicagoland University Edition

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Loyola Advocacy Services

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  773-494-3810
  • Hours: M-F 8am-4:30 pm | Weekends 24 hours *Hours may vary when school is not in session
Loyola Advocacy Services
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Northwestern University CARE

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  847-491-2054
  • Hours: M-F 8:30 am-5 pm
  • Schedule online here.
Northwestern CARE
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DePaul University Survivor Support Advocates

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  773-325-7129
  • Drop- Ins:  Located in Lincoln Park Student Center Rm 307. Availability may vary.
DePaul Survivor Support Advocates
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UIC CAN: Campus Advocacy Network

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  312-413-8206
  • Hours:  M-F 9 am- 5 pm
  • Email Scheduling:  can-appointment@uic.edu

 

 

 

 

Campus Advocacy Network
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University of Chicago Student Counseling Services

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  773-702-9800
  • Please ask to speak with a "Confidential Advisor"

 

 

 

 

 

University of Chicago Student Counseling Services
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Illinois Institute of Technology Advocacy Services

 

 

 

 

 

IIT Advocacy Services
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Roosevelt University Counseling Center

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  312-341-3548

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roosevelt University Counseling Center
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NEIU Student Advocacy Program

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  773-442-4600
  • Hours: M-F 8:30 am- 4:30 pm

 

 

 

 

 

NEIU Student Advocacy Program
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Columbia College Chicago Counseling Services

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  312-369-8700
  • This number is specifically to schedule an appointment

 

 

 

 

 

Columbia College Chicago Counseling Services

SAIC Counseling Services

  • Confidential 
  • Phone:  312-499-4271
  • Hours:  M-F 9 am to 5 pm
  • *appointment scheduling

 

 

 

 

SAIC Counseling Services
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This morning, I went to pull together a list of resources for survivors of sexual and domestic assault to accompany another blog.

Reflecting on the educational diversity of my social circle, "What happens if one of my friends, who doesn't go to Loyola, needs an on-campus resource? I don't want to have to dig through a school's website during a crisis. Surely, someone has compiled a list of resources for students at various Chicago universities in one place!"

Apparently not!

With that, I embarked on my mission of locating resources for survivors on the owned-websites of 10 Chicagoland universities. As I went through each website, I found that some schools were quite direct and concise with their presentation. Other schools had either limited or buried information.

Once I had finished reviewing websites, I wanted to present it in a way that was easy to review, carry and share.

RAINN offers a variety of free-print materials that range from posters to handouts, including a customizable campus resource card. Utilizing this free download, I tweaked their double-sided resource to include the publicly accessible advocacy information.

Please feel free to share, tack them to your fridge, your friend's fridge.

Note: If there has been a recent update to this information that was not reflected on a particular university's page at the time of creation, please don't hesitate to contact me to update!

 

Chicagoland Campus Resources Card

DHCS 18 program

Two Events, One Day: Takeaways

Today I attended both the 8th Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics and Panel 1 at the Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus.

To be honest, there’s a lot to unpack right now.

1. DIGETHICS 8: Invited Speaker Susan Fowler

I don’t even know where to begin unpacking this presentation. Honestly, I am waiting for the School of Communication to post the recording of the conference in order to go back and specifically review Susan’s presentation. As an individual who has begun to find outlets of expression for my own #metoo narrative while examining the ethical methodology behind this disclosure, it was wonderful to hear the methodology behind another individual’s decision to disclose. As I currently have another blog post in the works discussing an ethical framework that I utilized for my own disclosure, it is highly likely that I will circle back to Susan’s presentation after I have had time review her presentation again.

2. DIGETHICS 8: Powerlessness and Personalization: The Limits of the Privacy Argument Robin D. Burke (DePaul University), and Victoria I. Burke (Ryerson University)

During the question and answer session, Dr. Victoria Burke, briefly covered four concepts of privacy that need to be considered when looking at the limits of privacy. This was interesting as I have always viewed privacy as an umbrella that could be applied to different areas of human interaction but never siloed into independent themes as “right to a room of one’s own” but to see that narrowed down into “informational privacy” and “volitional privacy.”

3.  DHCS 18: Circulation Modeling of Library Book Promotions Robin Burke (DePaul University) &  The Geography of Circulation and Sentiment: Mapping ‘One Book, One Chicago.’  John Shanahan, Ana Lucie, and Nandhini Gulasingam (DePaul University)

During this presentation, I had a ‘Eureka’ moment; collaboration can leverage research talent from other disciplines that don’t frequently overlap and allow for projects to reach new heights. This seems obvious but to see it in action– whoa!

4. DHCS 18: The Sanctity of Stories: Haitian Churches and Oral Histories in Chicago  Courtney Pierre Joseph (Lake Forest College)

Dr. Joseph was incredibly passionate about this research and was an incredibly dynamic speaker. I felt that it was beneficial to observe a presentation style that reflected the drive and passion of the project.

 

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Meet My Trusty Friend: Reference Manager

 “So how do you organize the digital resources when conducting research and do your citations?”

Cue: the awkward scene in which girl shows multiple Chrome browser windows on a laptop, each so maxed out with tabs that only the icon is visible. Full disclosure, my iPhone had over 400 open tabs as well.

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