Betrayal and Courage in the Age of #MeToo

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

5:30 pm

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

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Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

Throughout the past 18 months, tens of thousands of recollections of sexually violent events have emerged across the United States. In many of these accounts, we also have heard numerous stories of institutional betrayal where college and university administrations, military and church hierarchies, corporate and entertainment industry cultures, and the justice system have failed to support sexual assault survivors, further compounding their trauma. In this public discussion, psychologist Jennifer Freyd will explore the dire need for institutional courage in the age of #MeToo, and political scientist Vanessa Tyson will delineate the connections between sexual violence and the persistent structural inequality that disproportionately impact women and girls. Informed by decades of empirical research and theoretical development, Freyd and Tyson – both 2018-19 CASBS fellows – will bring their cross-disciplinary expertise to bear as they help us understand the underlying dynamics of sexual violence and institutional betrayal, as well as offer essential correctives that can lead us to a more equitable society.

The discussion will be moderated by Paul Brest, former dean and professor emeritus (active) of Stanford Law School.

When:
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Where:
Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
Admission:

Free but registration required. Reception at 5:00pm. Talk begins at 5:30pm. Click the "more info" link.

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Audience:
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends
Contact:
650 736-0119, casbs-events@stanford.edu
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