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Community Panel on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Beyond

January 20 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

free
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#MeToo… Now What?
A Community Conversation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Beyond

Saturday, January 20, 2018 , 2:30 – 4:30 pm

AUSB Community Hall at 602 Anacapa Street [google map]

Free event

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this sold-out event!

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Antioch University Santa Barbara and the Women & Leadership Certificate program will host a free panel discussion to explore this timely topic of sexual harassment from social, cultural, media, legal, political, and business perspectives. A community Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Panelists
  • Janean Acevedo Daniels, JD, Attorney at law
  • Judy Guillermo-Newton, MFT, former Senior VP of Montecito Bank & Trust, former ombudsperson at UCSB
  • Hannah-Beth Jackson, California State Senator
  • Kate McGuiness, JD, executive coach, Empowered Women Coaching
  • Starshine Roshell, journalist and author, Associate Director of Media & Communications at Fielding Graduate University
  • Helene Schneider, former mayor of Santa Barbara
  • Lois Phillips, PhD, Moderator
Background

It began with a news story, then a tweet, and suddenly it seemed everything had changed overnight. 2017 will forever be known as the Year of the ReckoningĂ›_. the phenomenon of courageous women and men standing up and speaking out, and of powerful men being held to account by allegations of sexual misconduct – in Hollywood, on morning television, in chic restaurant kitchens, in Congress and the California legislature. The #METOO phenomenon has engaged millions of people worldwide, provoking both solidarity and confusion, workplace tensions and new dialogues. The public is debating why sexual harassment is so widespread and what can be done to eradicate it.

Sexual harassment is a systemic issue in our culture and a pervasive problem for women of all ages and

backgrounds working at every level across all sectors, not just a problem facing celebrities. Topics will include:

  • The definition of Sexual Harassment – what it is and isn’t – and Procedures for Filing Complaints
  • Why HR Policies and Training Programs Aren’t the Only Answer
  • The Impact of Harassment on the Victim and the Accused
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Universities
  • The #MeToo Phenomenon Giving Voice to Victims of Harassment Across the Globe
  • The Impact of Social Media (In General) Conveying the Scale and Scope of Sexual Harassment to include

    LGBTQ persons

The audience will receive informational materials and the opportunity to interact with the expert panel. The panel will offer the audience a list of strategies for creating more positive, productive workplace culture in which harassment isn’t tolerated.

Reception to follow the panel and Q&A. Join us after the Santa Barbara Women’s March.

RSVP is required. Register now: ausb2018metoonowwhat.eventbrite.com

Sponsored by:

AUSB’s Women & Leadership Certificate Program

AU Office of Institutional Advancement

Antioch University’s Women & Leadership Certificate program is an innovative 10-month, low-residency program for busy professional individuals who are ready to take their leadership to the next level of effectiveness, impact and fulfillment. The program is a career accelerator for early-to-mid-career women, and is designed to strengthen the pipeline of women who are ready to step in to larger leadership roles across corporate, non-profit, government, higher education and entrepreneurial sectors of our community. Our new cohort begins in March 2018. Applications are being accepted and partial scholarships are available.

Antioch University is an accredited, non-profit university and a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education that serves adult students around the world, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day by helping students realize their potential and achieve their educational and career goals through a rigorous and responsive learning environment. Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Antioch University Santa Barbara has received Federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution under Titles III & V of the Higher Education Act.

Details

Date:
January 20
Time:
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
free
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Venue

Antioch University Santa Barbara
602 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101 United States