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Higher Ed in the Era of #MeToo

April 20, 2018

Location:
Building 3 - Room 270
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA 02139
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The graduate students from nine universities of the Boston-area Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality present an interdisciplinary symposium entitled "Higher Ed in the Era of #MeToo" to be held at MIT on April 20, 2018.

Join us for a free half day symposium on how the recent #MeToo movement has impacted higher education, specifically at the graduate level. There will be a mix of panels and workshops to encourage dialogue and learning between graduate students, faculty, activists, and other experts.

The #MeToo movement, started by Tarana Burke in 2006, has highlighted the prevalence of sexual violence within all aspects of our society - from Hollywood to college campuses. As more survivors share their experiences, we need more creative ways to support, prevent, innovate, and collaborate on this issue. Many marginalized communities have led the fight to end sexual violence yet history has put their work and experiences on the margins. In order to truly focus on prevention and support, we must elevate these communities and their leaders. The conference will be followed by a cocktail reception to share what was learned and continue the discussion!

For more information, contact gcws@mit.edu

 

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Consortium for Graduate Studies in Gender, Culture, Women, and Sexuality
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 14N-211
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: 617-324-2085