Take Note: Mike Domitrz On Practicing Respect As A Skill And Asking "Can I Kiss You?"

Nov 1, 2019

Mike Domitrz is the founder of the Center for Respect.
Credit Min Xian / WPSU

After his sister was sexually assaulted in 1989, Mike Domitrz started teaching in schools about dating and intimacy with the goal of reducing sexual violence. He founded the Center for Respect in 2002, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and travels across the country to give trainings on how to build healthy relationships and support survivors of sexual assault.

WPSU'S Min Xian talked with Domitrz about consent, intimacy and respect in relationships and in the workplace. Domitrz believes respect is a kind of skill and takes practice. He says it could be as straightforward as asking someone, “Can I kiss you?”