February 20, 2018

Diversity Matters Series to host 'Building Cultures of Consent' panel discussion

The Honors College is continuing its Diversity Matters Series with a panel discussion on “Building Cultures of Consent: Thinking Through and Beyond the #MeToo Moment towards a Feminist Movement” at 5:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 23) in Honors College and Residences south building STEAM Lab.

Megha Anwer, clinical assistant professor in the Honors College, will moderate the panel discussion, which will take on criticisms of the #MeToo movement as well as the censure it has received for not being radical enough. By addressing the subtle ways in which women encounter everyday forms of violation and examining how the inequitable social power between men and women is woven into their relationships and interactions, the panel will start an ongoing conversation committed to a radical politics of absolute consent and free expression of desire.

The panelists for the discussion will be Tithi Bhattacharya, associate professor in the Department of History and director of Global Studies; Marlo David, associate professor in the Department of English and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and director of African American Studies; and Laurel Weldon, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and director of the Purdue Policy Research Institute.

Pizza will be served. The panel discussion is free and open to the public.

A follow-up workshop on sexual harassment will be presented in partnership with the Center for Advocacy, Response and Education at 5:30 p.m. March 6 in Honors College and Residences south building STEAM Lab.

Writer: Kelsey Schnieders Lefever, kschnied@purdue.edu
Source: Rachel Newell, newellr@purdue.edu

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