Title of talk: "#MeToo: What we know and what we can do about sexual harassment and sexual violence today"
Description: Sexual harassment and sexual violence are pervasive in the U.S., with no less than 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men being impacted in their lifetime (and these are just the people brave enough to report their experiences). Whether it be from family members, while at work, or at home with someone you love, the impacts of sexual harassment and violence are widespread and deeply disturbing: over 40% of women and 24% of men will experience rape before their 18th birthdays, 75% of people who report sexual harassment at work will experience retaliation (usually in the form of public humiliation in ways that harm their career trajectory), and nearly 90% of victims of sexual intimate partner violence experience anxiety, depression, or PTSD symptoms. So, what can be done to stop the cycle of violence? In addition to detailing the above statistics, this workshop will offer practical and evidence-based prevention solutions that you can take with you into your everyday lives and share with your communities.
Registration is free but limited to those who are members of The Commonwealth Society.