From the Blog
Find out what we have been up to.
- PWC IN THE MEDIA -
Interview with Morning Sentinel
Colby College’s homepage
The Clinton Foundation
“Amplify the Healthy Voices” blog
Speak About It
The Colby Echo
– MEET THE TEAM –
Founder & Executive Director
Jonathan Kalin is Founder and Executive Director of Party With Consent. He created the movement as a Sophomore at Colby College through the organization Male Athletes Against Violence. His work has been recognized by The Huffington Post, TEDx, the Clinton Global Initiative University, the Clinton Foundation, Seventeen Magazine, The Guardian, MasculinityU, BK Nation, and Time Magazine. He loves celebrating with a team.
Publicity DirectorBorn and raised in The Bronx, N.Y., Omari Matthew is a graduate of Colby College where he majored in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution. Early in his college career, Omari recognized the importance of exploring multiculturalism, and that realization has manifested itself into a passion for social justice. Today, Omari works for Party With Consent as its Publicity Director, helping spread the message of consent as far as he can.
– FREE RESOURCES –
Check out the PDF outline below of our initial 3 hour PWC workshop. We have used this on multiple college campuses and it is a great way to mobilize your student group and begin amplifying the message of your sexual violence prevention group! Hit us up on the Contact Us page if you have any questions or would like to bring a PWC member to your campus.
– PARTY WITH CONSENT CONTRIBUTORS –
Tom Abare supported Party With Consent in its infancy through his effort in Male Athletes Against Violence. Always donning his tank proudly, he played a big role in putting together the first PWC party at Colby. Tom is currently a senior at Colby and an offensive lineman for the Colby Football Team.
Anoush Arakelian helped bring the Party With Consent movement to Darthmouth University. If you see Party With Consent tanks on Dartmouth College’s campus, it’s because of Anoush. She spearheaded developing the movement there before her graduation this past May. She’s currently working for IBM Watson.
Not only was Eric Barthold (Colby College ’12) the Co-Founder of Male Athletes Against Violence (MAAV), the group that Party With Consent came out of, he was also a huge help in the creation and execution of PWC’s first couple of events. He is currently doing work surrounding healthy masculinity through his organization “Man Up and Open Up.”
Morgan Bookheimer brought the Party With Consent to Cornell’s campus in 2013. If you see a PWC tank there, it’s because of her! She’s currently studying for her Master’s at Teacher’s College at Columbia University, she aspires to change the world through nutrition.
Matt Cheever was sole participant in the first ever Party With Consent meeting other than founder, Jonathan Kalin. They both recall a difficult conversation over size breakdown of the first batch of PWC because their height disparity (Cheever is 6’7”!). Cheever currently works a Park Ranger in New Jersey.
Connor Clancy was an instrumental part of the building the Party With Consent movement during its infancy at Colby College. He regularly attended meetings and most tangibly created the first ever Party With Consent stickers. In addition to all of this, Connor also wrote a powerful petition about the Stubenville Rape Cases, which gained over 67,000 signatures and national attention! Connor is currently a senior at Colby, where he is captain of the Football team.
Jonathan Eichholz was a huge part of Party With Consent’s organizational team in the 2012-13 academic year. In the 2013-14 academic year, he served as President of Mules Against Violence (formerly Male Athletes Against Violence). During his time with PWC, he was part of the Clinton Global Initiative University team, and he created several PWC poster memes, with his best work being the ever so popular: “I don’t always party, but when I do it’s with consent.”
Jason Hua brought PWC to Swarthmore through his Frat starting last year. He’s been seeking innovative ways to amplify the healthy voice of sexual assault prevention on his campus. If you see PWC there, it’s because of him! Jason is currently a Senior at Swat studying Chemisty and captaining the Squash team.
Sarah Hunter helped pioneer the Party With Consent movement at Denison University between 2013-14, and is currently a senior there. She has also written for the blog in the past, composing an awesome piece on the disempowering nature of the term “Non-Consensual Sex.”
A bit after Party With Consent’s creation, Nick LaRovere became a central member of the organizational team during the 2012-13 academic year. In addition to his leadership, he co-founded the musical group Party With Consent Crew (PWCC) where he would go on to create hits like “Integrity is a Colby Value” and “Colby Date Night.” He is currently a senior at Colby.
In the Spring of 2014, David (Fritz) Parker called in to Party With Consent to looking for a interview during his internship at Launcht. Afterwards, Fritz agreed to blog for us, as well. And we’re sure happy he did! Our favorite being “The Need for Student Involvement.” Fritz is a Senior at Middlebury and captain of the Track & Field team.
Allen Song spread consent awareness at Carnegie Mellon University. If you see one of our tanks there it’s because of him! He currently is in his second year working at PNC Bank in Pittsburgh.