On the Record

November 17, 2021

Screening Starts at 6:30 pm

Amphitheater of Rackham Graduate Building

Virtual Option available

Panel immediately following

Refreshments provided

Space is limited both for in-person and virtual panel

Sponsored by University Students Against Rape, Standing Tough Against Rape Society (STARS) and the Panhellenic Peer Educators

Free – Donations accepted

Please noteIn-Person Event – COVID Protocols must be followed – ResponsiBL:UE must be shown at door. (App should be on phone – Non UMich people use Guest option) Masks must be worn inside the Rackham Building except when eating/drinking. No food is allowed in Amphitheater. Panel will take place in Assembly Hall across from Amphitheater with refreshments.

Sensitive material will be presented focusing on sexual violence. Advocates will be available if needed.

You MUST register in advance for both the in-person event or virtual viewing.

Join University Students Against Rape, Standing Tough Against Rape Society (STARS) and the Panhellenic Peer Educators for a free screening of the documentary On the Record.

On The Record follows the story of former music executive, Drew Dixon, as she grapples with her decision to be one of the first Black women, in the wake of the #MeToo movement, to come forward and publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault. Her testimony is supported by the stories of additional survivors including domestic violence awareness activist, Sil Lai Abrams, and hip-hop artist and author, Sheri Sher, as well as the analytical insights of prominent Black academics, journalists and thought leaders including Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Dr. Joan Morgan, Kierna Mayo and Shanita Hubbard.

Immediately following the screening will be a live panel discussion. Panelists will respond to questions.

Virtual attendees will be emailed a link to the movie just prior to the screening starting and then another Zoom webinar link when we are about to start the live panel.

Our live panel participants includes:

Drew Dixon is a music producer, television producer, writer and #MeToo Silence Breaker.

During her career in the music industry, Drew oversaw the recording of hit records like Maria Maria, My Love Is Your Love and A Rose Is Still A Rose with artists including Carlos Santana, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Monica, Brandy, Deborah Cox, Method Man, Q-Tip, Brand Nubian, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, Estelle, Kanye West and more. She was a Vice President of A&R at Arista Records, a Director of A&R at Def Jam Recordings and the General Manager of John Legend’s independent record label, Homeschool (Atlantic), where she oversaw the recording of Estelle’s Grammy winning single, American Boy

In 2017 Drew broke her silence in The New York Times about sexual assault and harassment in the music industry. She is the main subject of HBO Max documentary, On The Record, directed by Academy Award nominated filmmakers, Amy Ziering and Kirby Dick. She is also an honors graduate of Harvard Business School’s MBA program and a graduate of Stanford University. 

Drew lives with her two children and their two cats, George and Weezie, in Brooklyn, NY, where she is writing a memoir for Harper Collins and producing music and other original content for her new multi-media company, CLAIM. 

Drew Dixon will be joining us virtually on the panel.

Nicole Denson was born and raised in Detroit and is a proud graduate of Detroit Public Schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2008. Her passion for activism developed at an early age.

Through hard work and dedication, Nicole has become recognized as an expert in providing advocacy services to marginalized communities with a focus on crisis intervention, counseling, and advocacy for survivors of human trafficking and other traumas for over 15 years. Her extensive expertise in changing the systems related to the handling of sexual assault and intimate partner violence cases within our criminal justice system has helped to shape survivor-centered practices and protocols nationally. Nicole honors the work she provided daily for the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office to aid the 11,341 survivors whose rape kits went unsubmitted for testing in Wayne County, Michigan. 

To date, Nicole has assisted in developing over 15 trauma-informed programs and has led over 30 workshops and support groups to aid in healing our communities. Her activism has reached the masses via platforms such as HBO, Lifetime, and the Washington Post. She is a contributing author to Aishah Shahidah Simmons’ book “Love With Accountability,” where she details her journey from sexual violence toward activism and healing. 

Nicole launched her own business–Mosaic Collective Consulting. At MOSAIC, the concentration is on cultural humility, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Services offered include research, interventions and approaches to assisting survivors of trauma.

Nicole will be joining us in person on the panel.

Dr. Michelle Munro-Kramer is an Assistant Professor, the Suzanne Bellinger Feetham Professor of Nursing, and Director of Global Programs at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She is trained as a Certified Nurse Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Munro-Kramer’s program of research focuses on gender-based violence prevention and response, primarily among college-age youth, within domestic and international contexts. As part of the inaugural Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellowship, she is interested in leveraging nurses’ creativity to develop innovative solutions to complex health and human rights issues such as intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking. Dr. Munro-Kramer developed the first undergraduate elective course at the University of Michigan focused on gender-based violence. As part of interprofessional teams, she has developed an intimate partner violence focused MOOC and the Michigan Human Trafficking Collaborative website.

Dr. Michelle Munro-Kramer will be with us in person.

Abigail Eiler, MSW is a licensed clinical social worker and educator with more than 15 years of experience working in tribal and non-tribal communities across the country and in Canada. In 2014, Professor Eiler started as a LEO Lecturer at the University of Michigan School of Social Work and joined the governing faculty in May 2018 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. She teaches various interpersonal practice courses to MSW and PhD students enrolled in the school’s MSW program, as well provides instruction in the school’s Community Action and Social Change Undergraduate Minor. She deeply values teaching about social justice and implementing its principles into her clinical practice. She utilizes an anti-racist framework and makes intentional strides to address Privilege, Oppression, Diversity and Social Justice (PODS) theories, research, and practice central to her social work pedagogy.

Her clinical and macro experiences are driven by her commitment to child welfare and include family support services, trauma-informed care, cultural humility, and reducing recidivism in the criminal and juvenile justice system. She has worked in many community-based organizations and currently holds a leadership position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. She has supported over $8,000,000 in research efforts over the past 10 years with emphasis on improving mental health screening and services for youth ages 10 – 24.

Professor Eiler played an active role in the implementation of the Behavioral Health Collaborative Care program in the Department of Family Medicine’s Ambulatory Care Unit at Michigan Medicine and brings that experience into the Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse Pathway.

Eiler is the former President of the National Association of Social Workers – Michigan Chapter Board of Directors. She is the Chair of the Big Ten’s Mental Health & Wellness Cabinet and serves as a member of the Advisory Board for the Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court.

Abigail will be with us in person during the panel.