The Pearl Post

  • December 9Last day of school is on Friday, Dec. 14

  • November 29Winter show will be on Dec. 6

  • November 29Winter formal will be held on Dec. 13 from 6-10 p.m.

The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

Presenters+Hannah+Ji+and+Madeline+Mckay%2C+from+The+Talk+Project%2C+educated+students+about+sexual+violence+on+March+23.
Back to Article
Back to Article

The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

Presenters Hannah Ji and Madeline Mckay, from The Talk Project, educated students about sexual violence on March 23.

Presenters Hannah Ji and Madeline Mckay, from The Talk Project, educated students about sexual violence on March 23.

Elizabeth Cortez

Presenters Hannah Ji and Madeline Mckay, from The Talk Project, educated students about sexual violence on March 23.

Elizabeth Cortez

Elizabeth Cortez

Presenters Hannah Ji and Madeline Mckay, from The Talk Project, educated students about sexual violence on March 23.

Jade Ajileye

Daniela Dixon

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The National Council of Jewish Women L.A. gave a presentation to tenth and twelfth graders during periods one through three on March 23 about sexual violence, stating how one in four women will be sexually assaulted at least once in their lifetime.

“Overall, I want students to understand that sexual assault is a cultural and systemic problem and not a one time incident,” student presenter Hannah Ji said.   

The main purpose for the Talk Project is to educate and make teens aware of the dangers of sexual violence and sexual assault on and off of campus. All four presenters, Ji, Alexa Hirsch, Vida Keyvanfar and Madeline Mckay are all a part of this non-profit organization and visit different schools throughout the year.

The talk includes facts and statistics on the types of sexual assault, what they are and how you can prevent this from happening to you or someone else. A video about  assault happening on a college campus was shown and informed students that sexual violence is common on many college campuses. Large universities had large amounts of sexual assault cases but very few perpetrators were ever disciplined, such as Stanford that had 259 people report sexual violence and only three expulsions. The student presenters also did an interactive activity where they had students answer questions based off of the facts that were presented in a powerpoint.

“I’m here to just spread awareness and teach students about sexual violence and assault and how they can make a change by following us on instagram and reaching out to us through e-mail,” Keyvanfar said.

Students who are interested in joining or researching more about the Talk Project can follow them @TheTalkProject on their Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You can also visit their website at www.changethetalk.org for more information. The Talk is a peer to peer group that holds meetings twice a month, conducts rallies and works on many projects together. Coordinator Ashley Cooper helps put together events and meetings for the group. For questions or concerns you can contact her directly at [email protected].

“I thought it was nice because some women don’t really open up and it’s hard to move on from a traumatic experience,” sophomore Leticia Gabino said. “It was very brave of those women to come out and share.”  

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Contributors
Daniela Dixon, Staff Writer

Daniela Dixon is a staff writer on the Pearl Post. Daniela enjoys reading, especially on rainy days; you can find her smiling 24/7. She enjoys watching...

Jade Ajileye, Staff Writer

Jadesola Ajileye is a first year staff writer on the Daniel Pearl high school’s newspaper, the Pearl Post. Although this is her first year in Newspaper,...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Briefs

    How to report a molestation

  • The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

    News

    BCCHS coach faces molestation charges

  • The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

    Briefs

    Almost Acoustic Holiday Concert to happen this week

  • The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

    Briefs

    Female students learn about opportunities in sports media

  • News

    Leaving school early might end for seniors

  • The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

    News

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama inspires women during “Becoming” book tour

  • The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

    News

    Veterans share military experiences on Veterans Day

  • The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

    Briefs

    Get Lit! Spits fire

  • The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

    News

    English teacher position eliminated due to low enrollment

  • The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence

    News

    First off-campus dance to happen in December

Navigate Right
The student news site of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School in Lake Balboa, CA
The Talk Project starts important discussion about sexual violence