The #MeToo movement brought sexual harassment and abuse into the national conversation when it went viral last fall. Women and some men used the hashtag to indicate they had experienced sexual harassment or abuse.
The panel discussion aims to start a “community conversation about men’s responsibilities to respond to #MeToo,” according to a press release from the event organizer Rus Funk. Panelists will include Funk and:
- Metro councilman Bill Hollander,
- Bellarmine University professor of theology Dr. Hoon Choi,
- Spalding’s dean of students Rick Hudson,
- Jefferson County School Board member Chris Kolb,
- Dean of students for the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary the Rev. Kilen Gray.
“As critical as it is for men to actively demonstrate our support for women who are courageously sharing their stories, we (men) need to additionally take some leadership, including some pro-active steps to make our streets, hallways, businesses and schools safer for all women and girls,” said Funk in a press release about the event.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Funk at 494-9044 or email@example.com.
In addition to Spalding, the program is sponsored by the Center for Women and Families and the Louisville Coalition for CEDAW, (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women).