Talk: "Men & #MeToo | Possibilities & Perils in a Time of Change"
October 2, 2018
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
UMass Amherst Campus
The rise of the global #MeToo movement has increased the visibility of gender inequity and violence in personal relationships and the workplace. With this comes the sometimes uncomfortable but important conversation of how men can be effective allies to women facing sexual harassment and all forms of gender violence in their personal and professional lives.
“In the face of the #MeToo movement, many men are afraid of saying the wrong thing or are silently supportive of women but that's not enough,” according to Jackson Katz '82 (MA, Harvard; PhD, UCLA), global thought leader on issues of masculinities and violence, men's response to feminism, and co-founder of the acclaimed Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP)program.
Students, alumni, faculty, and friends are invited to hear Katz provide insight on this timely topic and share ways men can be proactive in their efforts to support gender equality, as well as ways to rise up against sexism on the individual and institutional levels.
Join the conversation and learn:
- the history behind men's engagement with issues raised by #MeToo
- how gender equality relates to other social justice movements
- strategies for becoming an active and effective ally