Women’s Day Program Explores #MeToo

The #MeToo movement has brought much-needed attention to the issues of sexual harassment and assault, especially in the workplace.

There’s a lot of fire and fury surrounding those issues. To explore them during International Women’s Day next month, there’s a special event at Town Hall.

On Thursday, March 8 (12:30 p.m.), the UN Association of Southwestern Connecticut is sponsoring  “Women in the Workplace: What’s New and What’s Next for the #MeToo Movement.” It’s free, and features a facilitated discussion with audience participation.

Speakers include Westporter Alisyn Camerota, CNN”s award-winning anchor and author of “Amanda Wakes Up,” about life in the TV news trenches, as well as Dr. Marsha Ershaghi Hames, who advises organizations on ethics and compliance matters.

“The silver lining of #MeToo is that it has created a national conversation around our low levels of trust in organizations, and how best to build and maintain a respectful workplace,” organizers of the event say.

“At the same time, an extraordinary outburst of transparency about inequities and abuse of power in the workplace has sparked a worldwide movement for change.”

For more information on the March 8th Women’s Day program, email aa@aya.yale.edu.

3 responses to “Women’s Day Program Explores #MeToo

  1. Thanks for letting us know.

  2. Fake News

  3. Bonnie Bradley

    I don’t want to write this at all, I don’t want to comment (and will not be drawn into some tedious back-and-forth) but even though I tried to just walk on by, I cannot.

    I assume the comment ‘fake news’ here doesn’t speak to the fact that a Women’s Day Program is scheduled, but to the topics to be addressed: “how to build and maintain a respectful workplace” and “inequities and abuse of power in the workplace, as well as other topics related to women in the workplace.”

    How can these words be threatening to a man? Where is it written that men will rule while women will serve, that women shall be no more than obedient, mindless creatures with no value or rights or dreams to reach for? Why would a man be frightened of just giving women a chance, a level playing field? Would it be acceptable for your mother, sister, daughter to be assaulted or denigrated or be put to the back of the line – just because she is a woman? It’s not ‘fake news.” It’s real, it happens every minute, every hour, every day.

    And strong, smart, brave women need to join together to assure equality for all people, men… and women.