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Blue Sky Workshop: #ThisEndsHere: A Blue Sky Workshop on Confronting Sexual Harassment and Hostile Climates in Higher Education

Sun, May 27, 14:00 to 15:15, Hilton Old Town, M, Dvorak I

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In 2017, the #MeToo movement exposed the widespread nature of sexual harassment across multiple industries in the U.S. Globally, other movements, such as the #LoSHA campaign around harassment in academia in India, also emerged. This Blue Sky Workshop will focus on sexual and racial harassment and hostile climates in higher education and their disproportionate impact on graduate students and early career scholars. How can senior faculty and administrators work to hold perpetrators accountable? What can bystanders do if they witness abuse? What rights do victims have? How can we cultivate safer and more empowering academic departments and communities? Panelists will address these questions and more. Attendees are encouraged to contribute their own questions, concerns, and calls to action.

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