Tue 6/6/2017 -
3:45pm to 5:15pm
Cluster: Prevention

This workshop will focus on the role sexist student dress codes play in perpetuating rape culture and 
how to get healthy dress code into every Oregon school district. We will cover how they are harming 
students and contributing to and perpetuating a rape culture where female bodies and females are 
seen as objects and distractions to others, which contributes to violence against women and girls. We 
will discuss what a model, non sexist student dress code includes and share samples. We will review 
the process we were involved in to update the student dress code in 2016 across Portland Public 
Schools, and talk about plans to take the model code to all school districts in Oregon.

Presented by:

Lisa Frack
National Organization for Women - Oregon Chapter
Lisa Frack is the president of the Oregon Chapter of the National Organization for Women. She has lived in Oregon since 2001 and has two children ages 11 and 14. She works in non-profit communications with a focus on social justice and environmental advocacy and has a masters degree in public policy. She was a member of the Portland Public Schools District Dress Code Advisory Committee in 2015-16, which resulted in a new student dress code for the 2016-17 academic year.

Michelle Ganow-Jones
National Organization for Women - Oregon Chapter
Michelle Ganow-Jones is the Executive Director of the Oregon Chapter of the National Organization for Women and a graduate of Emerge Oregon. She lives in Portland and has two children in Portland Public Schools.