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CAMPUS: Spirit Week features Ken-sent CAB event

CAMPUS: Spirit Week features Ken-sent CAB event

By Marissa Contreras
Social Media Co-Manager
Published Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024

As TAMIU kicked off both Spirit Week and Consent Week, many organizations held events centered around the themes of consent and Barbie. These themes extended across campus.

 Among the week of events, only one took participants on wheels: Ken-sent CAB. This event featured a golf cart, which took people to their classes or to an event they wanted to attend.

Director of Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance Larissa Cortez, who serves as Texas A&M International University’s Title IX coordinator, said the event was inspired by the TV show Cash Cab, where players answer questions for money.

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The Ken-sent CAB team, from left, Title IX Coordinator Larissa Cortez, Monica Palacios Robledo, Aleen Gutierrez, kneeling, and Joseph Cardenas, take a break for a group portrait while driving around campus and giving consent lessons to students on Feb. 6 outside the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library.

 “We use that concept where we quiz students on the concepts of consent,” Cortez said. “On this ride, students would be quizzed and informed on all things having to do with consent and where they can go to learn more about it or report any problems they have in the areas of consent.

“Some questions included, ‘Who is TAMIU’s Title IX coordinator?’ and ‘What is the emergency number for the University?’ We try to educate people more on what we do and then how to prevent these types of behaviors [from happening] on campus.”

Although the prize was not cash, students caught a ride to wherever they wanted to go and received Barbie-themed goody bags after the ride.

Interested persons may visit the Title IX and Civil Rights Compliance office at the Sue & Radcliffe Killam Library Room 159 for additional information on consent.

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